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Sunbeam Tuniq Tower

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  1. t_ski

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    Very nice review t_ski. That cooler is absolutely amazing, though I wish it was uniform flat all the way across. Im not too comfortable with lapping and smoothing out a hsf myself.
     
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    :toast: Thanks ;)
     
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    Are you going to lap it? Those temps look a bit better than my lapped AC64pro.
     
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    I have no plans to lap it at the present time, but I might consider it in the future.

    Derek at Sunbeam asked me to post some pictures of the LED version, since I received the original version for review. First, here's the link to the Tuniq Tower 120-LFB on the Sunbeam website:

    http://www.tuniq.com.tw/Cooler Info/Tower-120LFB.htm

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    sweet :).

    Did u ask them about the concave base though? I find occasionally some coolers have minor defects (like... a VF900CU with... a cut in the base?)
     
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    Man, that thing is GIANT, I'd like to see what it could do with a perfectly flat base.
     
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    Good article, I personally have used 4 of these units for about 2-3 months now and have found them to be incredibly effective. All 4 of the units are doing C2D 6600's OC'd to a very stable 3600 @ 1.6v. All 4 temps stay constantly between a very acceptable 44-48C. 3 of units are on evga 680i's- and just barely clear the mcp fan/heat fins (the tuniqs fins literally sit right on top of the mcp fins!). On the 4th I have a asus p5b deluxe/wifi that has plenty of clearance. The thing is massively heavy and tall- with a bit of a scrape to get the side panel on the very large cases of all 4 units- the coolermaster stacker stc-t01. Though in fairness the tuniqs are not scraping the aluninum case side, but rather a built on to the case side panel cpu fan 80mm socket, which cannot easily be removed.

    I did not find the wires to be an issue that a little zip tie couldn't handle. As a matter of fact the only issue that did come about- and a potentially serious one, is that I had 2 of the heads of the thumbscrews dislodge from the threaded shaft. And that occured with really no twisting or torquing on my part as I was simply tightening the thumbscrews with my fingers. However replacements were sent very quickly.

    All and all, an amazing cooler.
     
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    Thanks, and welcome to TPU :toast:
     
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    Thanks and :toast: to you! Usually just :roll: thru different forums- have ref'd TPU for quite sometime- not much of a writer myself, but when I find gear that provides exceptional performance- I like to let others know :D
     
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    I have one of these sitting on top of my Phenom II x4 940BE

    stabilitytest.jpg
     
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    I think you just took the record for longest thread necro. This is the first I've seen one over 3 years. lol.
     
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    woo hoo a record

    but ya gotta admit for an older HSF it's doing pretty damn well to keep things cool
     
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    +1 :shadedshu
     

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