Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler ReviewWaco - August 29, 2013
Category: CPU Cooling
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Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Introduction
Those of you who have been OCC members or lurkers for a long time may be having pangs of déjà vu after reading the title of this review. Fear not, you aren't going crazy. While OCC did review the Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX way back in the year 2007 it is most assuredly 2013 and you are definitely reading a review about Thermaltake's new kid on the block: the BigTyp Revo. No, that's not a typo, it actually is called the BigTyp Revo.
This new cooler comes from a long lineage of Thermaltake coolers that offer great bang-for-buck performance and is the newest iteration in the "Big Typhoon" line of coolers. The original Big Typhoon was a great cooler back in 2007 with good cooling at a reasonable cost. The BigTyp Revo looks to extend that low-cost and high-performance trend into the present with support for every modern socket type as well as quiet performance. Can this diminutive cooler stack up to the current crop of mega-coolers without breaking your wallet?
Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Closer Look
The BigTyp Revo comes in a box very typical of Thermaltake: black and white with red accents. I can't say the color combination is all that original but it's definitely smacking of Thermaltake style. The front of the box sports a large photo of the actual cooler (no weird renderings here!) along with a bold proclamation of 160 watt CPU support, socket 2011 support, and five 6mm heatpipes. The left side of the box has a fairly comprehensive list of specifications and features, but as usual, head to the Specs & Features page for a full breakdown of all the numbers.
Spinning the box around we are greeted with a few more pictures along with a quick rundown of the basic features of the BigTyp Revo. Between the direct-contact heatpipes, powerful 120mm fan, and high-density aluminum fins, this cooler sure seems like it has the right ingredients for good cooling! The right side of the box reveals a big list of the features presented on the backside of the box but in a variety of languages that I probably should be able to read by this point.
For once, I'm not waiting till the next page to reveal the product you're just dying to see; behold, the Thermaltake BigTyp Revo! The BigTyp Revo ships with a universal backplate and a small variety of mounting brackets and bolts/screws to mate it up to your socket of choice. There's a manual, sure, but who reads those? You should, however, keep reading and jump to the next page for the full reveal.