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Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The Tower 120's main claim to fame is an integrated 120mm fan, set uniquely within the body of a densely packed array of aluminum cooling fins.

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Tuniq   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 30, 2007   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: 360° View - Tuniq Tower 120 Heatsink

360° View - Tuniq Tower 120 Heatsink
Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.

The Heatsink Fan:
The 120x120x25mm at the heart of the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink spins at 2000RPM by default. The attached fan speed controller can bring that down to 1000RPM if you desire. A standard 3-pin motherboard header provides power. The seven bladed fan is internally illuminated with four blue LEDs. It is removed from the heatsink by pulling the entire frame out the top of the cooler.

Heatsink Top:
Standing a cool 153mm tall, the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink is a big CPU cooler. Most full tower PC cases should accommodate it, but smaller mid-tower and small form factor computers may not have enough room. Measure first. From this angle we can see the 60 or so aluminum fins, and central area where the 120mm fan resides. Each aluminum fin is nickel plated so it can be soldered to the copper heatpipes which run from bottom to top. Fins are spaced 1.5mm apart, and measure 0.35mm thick. The copper base block is 7mm thick, and the fan extends down about 24mm past the body of the heatsink. The lowest fin is 60mm above the base for good capacitor clearance.

Heatsink Side A:
The Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink is 130x109mm square. The black area visible from the top holds the 120x120x25mm clear fan below. A couple blue LEDs illuminate the otherwise hidden translucent fan when it's on, and a PCI bracket fan speed controller allows the user to change its speed. The fan speed controller is wired permanently into the fan, which is somewhat annoying if you choose to run it at full speed... no need for a fan speed controller then is there? The tips of those "fiery" aluminum fins are bit sharp so watch the fingers.

Heatsink Side B:
Cut from the center of the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink is a 122x28mm wide space that extends the full 95mm through the fins. The 120x120mm fan slots in here, in a thin aluminum frame, with virtually no plenum on either side. The three 6mm diameter U-shaped heatpipes seem dwarfed by the large serrated aluminum fins, we're a little surprised that 8mm or 10mm diameter heatpipes were not utilized. Each section of aluminum fin on either side of the fan measures roughly 39x139mm in area.

Heatsink Base:
The base of the Tuniq Tower 120 heatsink is fabricated from a block of copper to which all three copper heatpipes are soldered to. The base has a sanded surface finish, and is flat in one axis and slightly domed in the other. Surface roughness is ~32 microinches, which is good. The base measures 50x60mm in area, 7mm thick at most and 1.65mm at its thinnest (under each heatpipe).



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 1:  Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review
 2: — 360° View - Tuniq Tower 120 Heatsink
 3:  Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality
 4:  AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
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