Wednesday, August 5th 2009

Tuniq Announces Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler

Tuniq today announced its newest CPU cooler, the Tower 120 Extreme. With this release Tuniq introduced what it calls a radical design change, that increases heat dissipation surface area, and brings about turbulence that helps cooling. To do so, each aluminum fin has "wave-design" edges on two sides. Every neighbouring fin has an alternating wave-pattern, that helps provide turbulence. A 120 mm, PWM-controlled, LED-lit fan is nested inside the fin block, that circulates air. Five nickel-plated copper heatpipes convey heat to the fins, which make direct contact to the CPU at the block.

The cooler measures 131(L) x 112.31(W) x 150.7(H), and weighs in at 775 g without the fan (around 850 g with it). The fan spins at speeds between 1000~2000 rpm, pushing up to 90.65 CFM of air, with a maximum noise output of 20 dBA. Out of the five heatpipes, three are 8 mm in thickness, and two 6 mm ones. The package includes a 1g tube of Tuniq's recently announced TX-3 thermal compound. In Tuniq's own tests, the Tower 120 Extreme emerged at least 10% more efficient at cooling than its predecessor, the Tower 120. It is compatible with most current CPU sockets, including LGA-1366, LGA-775, and AM3/AM2+/AM2. Expect it to be priced close to that of the Tower 120 when it hits stores soon.
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28 Comments on Tuniq Announces Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler

#1
Mistral
Nice looking cooler, with five direct contact pipes and all.
However, on the 90.65 CFM @ 20 dBA I call shenanigans.
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#2
Jizzler
There's a Coolermaster fan with those specs, though I don't know if it can achieve such high cfm at low db either. Sweet if they can!
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#3
HossHuge
by: Jizzler
There's a Coolermaster fan with those specs, though I don't know if it can achieve such high cfm at low db either. Sweet if they can!
Ya, this one. I have 5 of them. They work great.
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#4
MTnumb
this looks awsome. but i already have my ULTRA 120 EXTREME. if i didnt i would get this one it loks great.
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#6
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
i have two of those fans,and they dont push 90 CFM i think it was only 70,if im not mistaken..
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#8
DaveK
Screw the cooler, that fan has a nice spec :D
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#9
Fx
by: Mistral
Nice looking cooler, with five direct contact pipes and all.
However, on the 90.65 CFM @ 20 dBA I call shenanigans.
I find that hard to beleive too. I hope I am wrong cause that is very impressive if true
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#10
Gjohnst4
I think I will buy one. My zerotherm btf wont let me get a stable 3.7 on my PII 720.
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#11
tigger
I'm the only one
The five heatpipes are only going to touch the whole chip on a I7 though,one of the pipes on a 4 pipe xiggy barely touch as it is.Thats a heck of a big contact area for 5 pipes.
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
by: AthlonX2
i have two of those fans,and they dont push 90 CFM i think it was only 70,if im not mistaken..
Yeah 90CFM gotta call that BS or just there own rating. IF it was 120x120x38 @ 2000RPM sure.

60-70CFM maybe.
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#13
OnBoard
by: Mistral
Nice looking cooler, with five direct contact pipes and all.
However, on the 90.65 CFM @ 20 dBA I call shenanigans.
by: Fx
I find that hard to beleive too. I hope I am wrong cause that is very impressive if true
I think it's a mistake and it should be 90.65 m3/h = about 53 CFM. (or they lie dBa/CFM number)
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#16
domy85
Very nice indeed. I want to see some temps on a core I7. Can I also use it as a cheese grater :confused:



:toast:
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#17
t77snapshot
by: domy85
Can I also use it as a cheese grater :confused:
:laugh: Yeah! it will keep your cheese nice and frosty;)

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I love the new look of this cooler and 5 HDT's :rockout: is a very nice touch. I think I might pick one of these up.
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#18
tigger
I'm the only one
Will all them pipes actually touch the chip on a 775 though?
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#19
Zubasa
by: tigger
Will all them pipes actually touch the chip on a 775 though?
I say a 775 chip barely touches 3 or something:roll:
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#20
HellasVagabond
The Tower 120 Extreme was announced a long time ago and has been on their website for a month. The only real question is when it will be available since it still aint.
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#21
a_ump
i think the reason for using 2 6mm pipes instead of strait 8mm is so that it perfectly fits a 775 and am2/+/3 IHS, click the pick and you see it goes 8|6|8|6|8. so with the other 2, it probly gets perfect coverage for the i7, with the 2 6mm on the inside it perfectly covers an LGA 775. just my guess htough :P
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#22
Kantastic
by: a_ump
i think the reason for using 2 6mm pipes instead of strait 8mm is so that it perfectly fits a 775 and am2/+/3 IHS, click the pick and you see it goes 8|6|8|6|8. so with the other 2, it probly gets perfect coverage for the i7, with the 2 6mm on the inside it perfectly covers an LGA 775. just my guess htough :P
If what you're saying is true this would be one heck of a heatsink, and Tuniq deserves some serious props for their thoughtfulness.
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#23
AddSub
That is a massive HDT heatsink they got there.
The five heatpipes are only going to touch the whole chip on a I7 though,one of the pipes on a 4 pipe xiggy barely touch as it is.Thats a heck of a big contact area for 5 pipes.
A photo for reference purposes:


i7 CPU vs. C2Q CPU vs. US quarter dollar coin
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#24
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: tigger
Will all them pipes actually touch the chip on a 775 though?
I think it will cover the center 3 and half of the outer two, like most other 5 pipe coolers, even with the off set diameters. More for I7's in my opinion.
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#25
tigger
I'm the only one
I agree peet.
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