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Tuniq Announces Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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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    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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    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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    Ya, this one. I have 5 of them. They work great.
     
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    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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    holy shit.
     
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    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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    I like the 5 HDT
     
  9. DaveK

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    Screw the cooler, that fan has a nice spec :D
     
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    I find that hard to beleive too. I hope I am wrong cause that is very impressive if true
     
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    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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    tigger I'm the only one

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    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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    Yeah 90CFM gotta call that BS or just there own rating. IF it was 120x120x38 @ 2000RPM sure.

    60-70CFM maybe.
     
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    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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    looks nice.
    I want
     
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    I like.
     
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    Very nice indeed. I want to see some temps on a core I7. Can I also use it as a cheese grater :confused:



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    :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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    Will all them pipes actually touch the chip on a 775 though?
     
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    I say a 775 chip barely touches 3 or something:roll:
     
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    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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    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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    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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    That is a massive HDT heatsink they got there.

    A photo for reference purposes:


    i7 CPU vs. C2Q CPU vs. US quarter dollar coin
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    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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