Tuniq Propeller 120 CPU Cooler Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
X-bit Labs have posted a review of the new Tuniq Propeller 120, a downdraft-style CPU cooler.
Here's what they had to say:
"If we exclude the possibility of poor contact as well as any significant effect from the gaps between the heatpipes in the cooler base (the new TX-3 thermal paste didnt help), then we could blame the too small heatsink that is simply unable to dissipate all the heat from the powerful processor. I believe that very high heatsink temperature during the tests as well as very high dependence on the fan rotation speed and airflow intensity could be considered indirect proof of this point. Besides, the heatpipes inside the heatsink arrays are not arranged in the most efficient way, either: the bottom of the heatsink plates is empty, while all four heatpipes go through the very top part of the heatsink arrays."
This is definitely a heatsink that is not quite ready for primetime. If you want a high performance downdraft-style CPU cooler, then you should look at the Noctua NH-C12P.
Click here to read the full review.
Please head over to our discussion board to talk about this news (registration not required).
- Seagate Laptop SSHD Thin 500GB Hybrid Drive Review
- NZXT H630 Ultra Tower Case Review
- MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Edition Motherboard Review
- Gigabyte 650 Ti BOOST Windforce 2X OC Graphics Card Review
- SteelSeries WoW: Legendary Edition Gaming Mouse Review
- Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Reviews
- Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Case Review
- Mionix Naos 8200 Gaming Mouse Review
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone Review
- PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 TurboDuo OC 1GB Graphics Card Review