Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Reviewgotdamojo06 - January 19, 2009
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The Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro has its own distinctive look to it; not only does it feature the tower design, but it also utilizes the flat-top blow-through design very much like the Big Typhoon. There are six large copper heatpipes that connect to the base and soar high up into the air and pass through the 69 aluminum fins. The fins create a flat table-like design, where the large 140mm fan is going to be able to rest atop and blow fresh air down on the fins. All six heatpipes are spaced very closely together to dissipate all the heat coming off the IHS of the processor evenly and get rid of it as quickly as it possibly can. The 140mm fan is encased in a large smoke colored plastic casing to force the air to pass through all the fins and not be allowed to escape. When the heatpipes do go through the fin array, they are aligned one atop the other, resembling the number six on dice. The base of the cooler is nice and thick looking, which is going to help with the amount of heat that it can pull off the processor's IHS and be absorbed by the heatpipes. As you can tell from the pictures, the BigTyp 14Pro is a very tall heatsink, which is why it reminds me of the towering type of heatsink even though the fins are arranged in a flat, horizontal direction instead of the typical vertical alignment.
The fan that is attached to the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro is a very large 140x140x30mm fan, that can produce 85.76CFM at its maximum while operating at 7V and creating 16-24dBA. The fan can also create 1.60mmH20 worth of Air pressure while being able to last an approximate 50,000 Hours. The fan is connected to the motherboard via a 3-pin power connector, but it also comes with an installed fan speed adjuster that allows you to choose from "low" to "high" and anything in between by twisting the knob.
The base of the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro is created out of both aluminum as well as copper, and Thermaltake took the extra time to satisfy its customers by polishing it to a mirror finish, giving it a nice flat and even surface. A flat and even surface on a base is going to allow the cooler to have good connection with the IHS of the processor, assuming that the processor's IHS is just as flat. The LGA775 socket mounting hardware is very easily installed to the base; it takes four screws to tighten the pieces down.
Now that we know what the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro looks like, I think it's time to see what this thing is actually capable of doing and how she compares to others on the market!