Specifications, Availability and Pricing
Specifications for the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme are very limited. From their site we can get the dimensions, which in reality aren't all that large. I have had much bigger coolers for testing cross my desk. The all aluminum cooler that utilizes both 8mm and 6mm heat pipes directly touching the CPU to pull the heat away. The mass of aluminum and copper weighs in at 775 grams, and that is without the fan included.
Moving down the specifications, we see there is a fair bit more information on the included syringe of TX-3 thermal compound. Everything from the color, viscosity, and even the specific gravity are covered here; I only wish they displayed as much information about the cooler. Even further down we run into all the stats about the MFDB fan included with the Tower 120 Extreme. These specs are promising indeed. A fan that boasts both over 90CFM and around 20dB of noise to accomplish this at maximum speed should keep noise under control, while still providing sufficient air flow to the fins.
Compatibility isn't going to be an issue, as you can see it fits all of the current sockets, and a couple of older ones as well. This backed by an actual motherboard support list found at Tuniq's site will aide you in your buying choice like I have rarely seen before. This list I speak of actually shows a bunch of specific models that Tuniq has fit their cooler to in order to look for any incompatibilities. Since this cooler is widely available at this time, finding one isn't going to be an issue either, just pick your favorite e-tailer and click on add to cart. For instance, I was able to locate the Tower 120 Extreme at Newegg for $59.99, and about $8 to ship it. Almost $70 is asking a fair bit of money to come from my wallet. Let's get down to the facts and see if the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme is worth the asking price.
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