Page 1:Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
Page 2:Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Page 3:Installing The Nepton 280L
Page 4:SilverStone Tundra TD02
Page 5:Installing The Tundra TD02
Page 6:Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
Page 7:Installing The Water3.0 Pro
Page 8:Zalman Reserator3 Max
Page 9:Installing The Resorator3 Max
Page 10:Test Hardware Configuration
Page 11:Cooling Results And Fan Speed
Page 12:Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
Page 13:What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?
Installing The Tundra TD02
Though most sockets require SilverStone’s universal support plate and long studs, the TD02 also includes standoffs for use with LGA 2011’s integrated cooler mount.
SilverStone recommends its TD02 be installed under the fans, with air blowing down. This method assures that the radiator gets cool outside air rather than warm case air, but is also likely to raise the internal temperature affecting other components as it fights convective exhaust.
Close proximity of the fan blades to our case’s integrated fan grill also makes this a noisier option, as the blades make a slight buzz as they pass each hole. This phenomenon is far less audible with the enclosure's stock exhaust fan because its frame acts as a spacer. And the stock exhaust fan still fits with the TD02 installed.
This is how the installation looks if you follow SilverStone’s recommendations. Offset radiator mounting on the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 allows the Tundra TD02 radiator to overlap the motherboard by more than an inch. Due to the above-mentioned noise issue when using the case’s top vents as intakes, we also retested the TD02 with its fans under the radiator facing upward.
- Four More Closed-Loop Coolers Take On Big Air
- Cooler Master Nepton 280L
- Installing The Nepton 280L
- SilverStone Tundra TD02
- Installing The Tundra TD02
- Thermaltake Water3.0 Pro
- Installing The Water3.0 Pro
- Zalman Reserator3 Max
- Installing The Resorator3 Max
- Test Hardware Configuration
- Cooling Results And Fan Speed
- Noise Results And Acoustic Efficiency
- What Does It Take For A Closed-Loop Cooler To Beat Big Air?