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SilverStone Tundra Series TD03 All-in-One Liquid Cooler Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Introduction

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SilverStone Technology is a well known company in the enthusiast space, offering high quality solutions from cases to case-mounted fan controllers and displays. SilverStone has also gone through several generations of CPU all-in-on liquid cooling solutions with the Tundra series being the culmination of these past designs. The Tundra Series TD03 liquid cooler is designed to cool CPUs of any make, including the latest processor offerings from both Intel and AMD. The cooler is comprised of a thick 120mm radiator attached to a uni-body aluminum CPU cooler with integrated copper base plate and pump. To best measure the TD03's performance, we set it against several other high-performance liquid and air-based coolers. The TD03 cooler comes with a retail MSRP of $99.99, putting it at the higher end of the all-in-one cooler price range.

Continue reading our review of the SilverStone Tundra Series TD03 All-in-One liquid cooler!

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The Tundra Series TD03 liquid cooler was designed in a smaller footprint to keep your CPU cool while not taking up too much space in your system case. SilverStone's design of the TD03 is inspired, combining a 45mm thick 120mm aluminum radiator with a nickel-plate aluminum unibody CPU block with integrated copper base plate. Aside from it's big brother (the TD02), the TD03 cooler is one of the few all-in-one liquid coolers that has an all metal construction for the CPU block. Most manufacturers opt for a PVC or Acrylic body construction with and integrated copper base plate. Further, SilverStone soldered the copper base plate to the aluminum unibody so that the plate's bottom presents an unblemished, solid piece to the CPU for mounting. The base plate is machined flat and polished to a mirror-like finish, ensuring optimal mating and heat transfer between the CPU surface and the copper base plate.

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Silverstone includes mounting hardware for using the TD03 CPU block with all current Intel and AMD processor offerings. Additionally, they package in eight total fan screws for fans mounted to the radiator in a push-pull configuration, as well as a 4-pin power splitter cable so that both of the unit's fans can be powered from a single 4-pin connector.

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SilverStone includes several design innovations with the Tundra Series of all-in-one coolers that differentiate them from their competition. The CPU block is an an aluminum-based unibody construction with integrated aluminum hold downs for strength and an unblemished copper base. The radiator is constructed of individually soldered aluminum fins, giving the fin pattern a rectangular look instead of the triangular look to the competitors radiators constructed with a single piece of metal bent in a wave-type pattern to fit in between the liquid channels.

Technical Specifications (taken from the SilverStone website)

Tundra Series TD03 All-in-One Liquid Cooler

Model No.

SST-TD03

Application

Intel Socket LGA775 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1366 / 2011
AMD Socket AM2 / AM3 / FM1 / FM2

Net Weight

1063g

Water block

Dimension

60mm (L) x 55mm (W) x 33.5mm (H)

Material

Copper base with nickel-plated aluminum unibody

Pump

Motor speed

2500±200RPM

Rated Voltage

12V

Rated Current

0.28A

Fan

Dimension

120mm (L) x 120mm (W) x 25mm (D)

Speed

1500~2500RPM

Noise level

16~33.5dBA

Rated Voltage

12V

Rated Current

0.3A

Max airflow

92.5CFM

Pressure

3.5mm/H2O

Connector

4 Pin PWM

Radiator

Dimension

159mm (L) x 124mm (W) x 45mm (H)

Material

Aluminum

Tube

Dimension

310mm

Material

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April 8, 2014 | 10:58 AM - Posted by eddie (not verified)

I would like to have seen proper rubber tubing rather than the corrugated stuff that they are using. It would simply look better. Other than that I have no issues with this cooler and the review was good

April 8, 2014 | 03:49 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nice review but why didn't you throw in another 120mm liquid cooler into the testing? Was because the price?

April 8, 2014 | 05:40 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Comparison systems were selected based on performance only.

Thanks...

April 14, 2014 | 12:44 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

To bad pcper or amd couldn't get you a fx9590 to test with water cooling aios. That would be a true test of a water cooling set ups efficiency.

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