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  • Thermaltake BigTyp 14 Pro Heatsink Review
  • Thermaltake BigTyp 14 Pro Heatsink Review



    As with all heatpipe coolers the more heat you have to dissipate the better the cooler will work. For the TT BigTyp 14Pro this efficiency comes in several forms.  The first is in the form of 6 (read 12) 6mm copper heatpipes.  These heatpipes feed into 2 separate aluminum radiators which are in turn cooled by a huge 140mm LED fan.  The additional size also helps to provide additional cooling to the components around the processor area making the BigTyp 14Pro more of a total system cooler than a processor cooler.

    The 140mm fan does a great job at cooling and is adjustable to fit anyone's hearing versus cooling needs. In our experience keeping the fan just a hair under the top speed made the BigTyp 14Pro an excellent and yet quiet cooler. Full speed will provide you with better results but did make the fan somewhat louder than desired.

    As we mentioned before the BigTyp 14Pro is a step up from the original Big Typhoon and comes with a better mounting system to a larger cooling fan. Unfortunately the downside of making the Big Typhoon bigger is the constrained space in many smaller cases. The BigTyp 14Pro does need a large Tower case and lots of room around the motherboard to allow for the heatsink to be installed.  

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. 
    Good Things
    The ability to cool a overclocked processor with no problem
    The ability to cool the motherboard components around the processor socket
    Easy to Install
    Blue LED light looks incredible
    Able to be installed on my different sockets
    Bad Things
    So large that it overhangs a motherboard
    Tight fit when using anything other than a Full Tower type case
    Having to remove the motherboard in order to install on a LGA775 socket 
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    We would like to thank Thermaltake for helping to make this review possible