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Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler Review


Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Setup & Testing

Testing of the Thermaltake BigTyp Revo will be accomplished installing the cooler into the test system mounted into a case, not a test bench. Most systems are built and mounted into a sealed (relatively) chassis, so this method will be used to generate the load and idle results to give a real world view as to what kind of cooling performance one can expect based on the test system listed below.

Of course, your results may vary, due to case design and ambient air temperature, by several degrees. The CPU load is generated by Prime 95 version 27.7 running small FFTs for a period of two hours with a cool down period of one hour after the computer has returned to an idle state. Real Temp 3.70 is used to log the temperatures over the time frame with the highest and lowest averages across the four cores of the Core i7 2600K test CPU. Ambient temperatures are kept at 22C throughout the testing to minimize the impact of a variable temperature. The Thermaltake BigTyp Revo was tested using the included thermal paste (labeled simply with the Thermaltake logo) to give an accurate depiction of the out-of-the-box performance.


Testing Setup:


Comparison Coolers:







To be perfectly honest I had my doubts on whether this little cooler could keep up with the big dogs. It turns out those doubts may have been founded in reality but I urge you to go back and look at the price of this cooler. Now that you've done that, look back at the results again. Note that while the Thermaltake BigTyp Revo does sit on the upper end of the temperature curve for both stock and overclocked settings, it is definitely within the realm of safe temperatures on both fronts. On top of that the fan actually has a fairly pleasing tone to it even at full blast; with it on any kind of temperature controlled curve you probably will never notice it running. Yes, the fan is actually pretty quiet!

  1. Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Introduction
  2. Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Closer Look
  3. Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Specifications & Features
  4. Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Setup & Testing
  5. Thermaltake BigTyp Revo CPU Cooler: Conclusion
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