Asus Triton 77 ReviewClayMeow - June 3, 2008
Category: CPU Cooling
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So you have gotten that new rig put together and are looking for an after-market heatsink to keep the temperature demons at bay. Just what do you do? There are so many on the market, it makes your head swim. Fan sizes ranging from 80mm to 140mm, heatpipes in all manner of configurations, copper, aluminum and hybrids. So, what is best for you? It all really comes down to performance and/or noise for most people. If you are staying with a stock (choke, cough, spit) system and need some piece of mind, a quiet replacement would be just fine. How about the all-out overclocker that pushes the limits? Noise falls to the wayside as just another item that does not matter in the quest for those last few MHz. So where does the Asus Triton 77 fall between these two extremes? Let's see if it belongs with the stock replacement crowd, or whether it can meet the demands of the enthusiast.
The Asus Triton 77 comes in a standard retail package. The front panel shows the heatsink rushing to the forefront. The rear panel lists the specifications. The left panel highlight the facts that the Triton 77 helps reduce VRM temperatures by ten to fifteen degrees Celsius. The right hand side discusses the additional features, such as the updraft design and push pin mounting.
Going into the box, the first thing you get to is the mounting hardware. Underneath this is the instruction manual. The Triton 77 is packaged in a plastic clamshell to keep the movement during transit to a minimum. This method appeared to work, since no damage occurred.
Once pulled from the confines of the packaging, the Asus Triton 77 includes a user manual, as well as the mounting hardware. Included are a means to attach the cooler using stock methods, so no modification is needed to complete the installation. Intel as well as AMD are covered.
Let's look a little closer at the Triton 77 to see whats included with this CPU cooler, as well as look into its parts.