ASUS Triton 78 Reviewgotdamojo06 - August 12, 2008
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When it comes to the build of the ASUS Triton 78, it has its own particular look that I have not seen before. Not only is it a single large tower that works to pull the heat off of your processor, it also has the design of two different heatsinks working together to remove as much heat as it possibly can. The Triton 78 has four heatpipes coming off of the base of the cooler that go though the array of 42 fins that fully encase a 120mm fan to suck in fresh air through one side and shoot it out the other side. This design is not something that I have seen before, and I am very curious to see how it will work. The front and back of the cooler look the same, and the sides look similar to each other; however, from the side you can see that there is a 120mm fan hidden between the two sections of the cooler. The fins are closed off on either side to keep any air from escaping or being sucked in through the sides, which could hurt the effectiveness of the cooler.
I am very curious to see what the actual fan looks like, because looking at it while it is mounted between the two sections of the heatsink makes it very difficult to see. When you pull it out, you are able to see that it is indeed a case-less fan that only contains nine fins, as well as the motor to spin them. The fan is an Everflow Technology R121225SL 120x120x25mm. The specifications of this particular fan are quite impressive, the operating voltage is 7~13.2V, while it is rated at 1500 RPMs to push about 66.55 CFM, with a static pressure of 1.42 mmH2O while operating around 30.5 decibels.
The last parts of the ASUS Triton 78 that I want to take a close look are the mounting hardware and the top of the cooler. The top of the cooler is where you are going to find out which way the fan is going to be blowing the air; this can be helpful when you are installing it in your system so that it's oriented like the other fans in your system. The mounting hardware that I am going to take a look at is the Intel type, as that is the kind of system that I am going to be installing it on. The two halves of the Intel mounting hardware are very simple to install; all you need to do is drop the four screws down through the four holes by the base of the cooler, and then hold the bracket behind the base and screw down tight - and you are done! Nice and simple installation is always good.
Well, the cooler looks pretty impressive, as does the fan that is mounted between its, two different sections. I'm curious to see what the rest of the specifications, are as well as how well the Triton 78 will be able to hold up against some of the other coolers on the market.