Titan TTC-CW9TB/SC Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Slap on the
chrome plating, a clear plastic fan grill, and a foundation made of copper and
you have the basics for the brand-new CW9TB/SC Pentium 4 heatsink from Titan.
As if that weren't enough already, the flashy cooler also ships with an expansion
bracket fan speed controller.
The idea of
a fan speed controller attached somewhere to the chassis is good, but using
an entire expansion bracket for this just seems
a little counter-productive and inconvenient. Not only do users have to reach around back of the PC to fine
tune the speed of the CW9TB/SC's fan, but they also loose access to one whole PCI expansion slot... not the best
compromise in either case. It
is a bit of a shame, seeing as the bracket is relatively well made
Sold By: www.titan-cd.com
- Model: TTC-CW9TB/SC
Material: Copper, chrome plated fan shroud
Fan: 4200 RPM, 12V, 0.24A
- Fan Dim: 25x70x70mm
- FHS Dimensions: 85.5x70x72mm
- Made by: Titan
that the Titan CW9TB/SC is based on a soldered joint between an interlocking fin
assembly, and a copper base plate, the design seems to be one where
we could expect pretty decent performance.
Of course, as with all heatsinks where
there is a solder interface between the fins and the base, you can never be to
certain of how the cooler will perform before actually testing it
out. If there are microscopic gaps in the solder flow, they can resist the
flow of heat energy from the base up. From preliminary observations, the quality
looks pretty good on the CW9TB/SC.
I should also note right about now that
the copper base has been polished to a mirror shine - which is all nice and good
for lapping-enthusiats, but in the process, Titan
destroyed any semblance of the machined flatness the base previously held. The result is
more akin to a shiny bald head, than a shiny flat mirrored surface.
More on this in a moment.