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Thermaltake SilentTower CL-P0025

Post by halcyon » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:02 am

Did a search here, couldn't find this. Apparently it's new:

http://www.digit-life.com/news.html?102435#102435

No idea if it's any good, but at least the fan should be easy to replace and it looks like it could be used to easy exhaust ducting.

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Post by marc999 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:20 am

Wow!! This thing looks really cool. The only thing holding it back is that it's made by TT, which never seems to get it right. Still, I'm crossing my fingers, as this thing definitely has potental!! It says it's for Prescott (a.k.a. PressHot) so maybe it is a good cooler. :wink:

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Post by Dr.CrackEnHore » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:30 am

It is going to be a tight fit in a lot of cases by the looks of it.

Also being so tall if it weighs anything at all it is going to put a lot of stress on the socket, just because it has so much leverage.

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Post by silvervarg » Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:15 am

It looks very much like a ripoff of the AeroCool HT-101.
The difference is that TT has some extra bends on the heatpipes and the heatpipes are places so the airflow is blocked by all pipes (instead of having them lined up in the airflow direction as the HT-101.

So the construction details points in favour of the original (HT-101).
HT-101 is all copper and that gives good cooling, but also lots of weight (470g).
Thermaltakes silenttower is a lot bigger and have aluminium fins (but copper bas and heatpipes).
The larger size (640g) and ability to take 92mm fans point in favour for thermallltake.

As was pointed out the high placed weight of this cooler and two fans highly placed with vibrations will put a lot of stress on the mounting. However they have mounting clips for 4 socket types, and that is good.
I would not use this cooler without bolts through the board. As a matter of fact I could not even fit this cooler in my chassi since it is too tall.
I do look forward to see testing of this cooler (with motherboard in vertical position).

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Post by Edward Ng » Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:42 am

Take a look at Cooler Master's virtually identical product, the E3W-N85XC-03.

From what I can tell, the main difference is that this bad boy uses Al fins instead of Cu.

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Post by PaleMelanesian » Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:58 am

Just to note, it looks from the specs that it's the same fan as the
SilentBoost. That fan is not 21dBa! The fan is a Panaflo, but the medium-speed one, not the low-speed. I believe that fan is rated at 28dBa, so I don't know where they get their numbers. Beware!

(I have a SilentBoost, and it's not silent)
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Post by Edward Ng » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:05 am

Thermaltake's trademark is more flash and bling than actual performance, and a shame at that. I've owned some of their stuff myself (used a Volcano 7+ and a Xaser II A6000A in the past) but haven't seen anything decent in a long time; their water systems are not very competitive and I personally do not like their cases' prolific use of 80mm fans. As for the style of their cases, well, they do not float my boat.

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Post by Edward Ng » Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:45 am

Here's an image and a tiny bit of detail into Cooler Master's new "Hyper-6" heatpipe cooler.

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Post by jabbadegrassi » Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:00 pm

Ahh thermaltake, forever stealing and ruining trully good ideas... Who else would have thought to put 2 whiny little fans on a ZM80A? Or marketed the old orb series of HSFs, one of which btw crushed my precious 1.2ghz tbird back in tha day? How I miss those absolutely horendous temps and ungodly sound.... Oh, let's not forget their line of cases, Dragon full towers so gaudy it would make even the most stereotypical vegas casino owner blush (casino owner? I got nothin...) Yes, how I love thee thermaltake...

Oh, and Edward, if you thought your Volcano 7+ was bad, you should hear the Volcano 7 I had! Louder than hell and more poorly designed, with a little copper slug and a pile of aluminum... I swear, I could've moved more heat from the cpu with my bare hands... somehow...

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Post by rp » Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:27 am

I would never ever place something that top heavy in my PC, without some kinda of mounting at the top. Looks the business though...

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Post by cmcquistion » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:14 am

Sorry to revive such an old thread, but....

Has anyone used this? Any comments on it?

I'm thinking of buying one, removing the stock fan, and building a duct from the cooler to my 120mm exhaust fan, then hook up the exhaust fan to be temperature controlled by CPU temp.

I'm thinking of this heatpipe cooler over others, its orientation appears that it will work well on my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe. Some similar coolers are oriented differently and the fan would be facing down or up, and not front to back.

I think that if all of the hot CPU air is exhausted, directly out of the case, then I won't have as much heat to heat up my video card and power supply. I might even be able to run my PSU fan even slower.

Any thoughts? Suggestions? Warnings? (I have never trusted Thermaltake, but in this case, I wouldn't be using their fan.)

I currently have a Zalman CNPS7000AlCu which does an incredible job, but I need a new heatsink for another system and I could give the Zalman to that system, if this works well.
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Post by cmcquistion » Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:53 pm

Well, for anyone who's interested and/or finds this thread using the SEARCH function, I did try out this heatsink.

You can read my experience in this thread:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=15217
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