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Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

Posted November 11, 2009 by Jake in Cooling







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Tuniq’s Tower 120 Extreme continues in the footsteps of its predecessor in pursuing top cooling performance for enthusiasts. It is an evolution, however, following the trend in cooling technology of Heatpipe Direct Touch design that is very effective when used in a tower-style setup. The design is complemented by the gorgeous aesthetics of the finish and blue LED fan. The included fan is quiet at low speeds but does become very audible when set to maximum speeds for top cooling performance.

The backplate installation method for the 120 Extreme is a wise choice by Tuniq, as it’s likely preferred by most people over the antiquated push pin system, and the entire process is rather straightforward and quick, although you will need to remove your motherboard to install this beast. And make no mistake: this cooler is a beast, one of the largest we’ve ever seen. It is big, heavy, and brash, but it gets the job done and will keep your highly overclocked Core i7 monster on a leash. The only drawback here is the noise at high fan speed and the fact there may be clearance issues posed by certain memory modules, but only ones that have very heatspreaders such as Kingston HyperX T1’s, for example.

The Tower 120 Extreme is available at online retailers for $60 USD, sitting in the mid-upper end of the air cooler market, though that price is reasonable for a premium, high performance cooler. That being said, if you’re willing to pay a very modest premium for a premium product, Tuniq’s Tower 120 Extreme is a great choice, showcasing gorgeous aesthetics and excellent cooling performance.


Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

Our thanks go to Tuniq for providing the Tower 120 Extreme for this review.



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