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Silverstone Tundra TD03
8.2 out of 10

Silverstone Tundra TD03

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Overall 4
4.0

Worked great until pump died

steven d., Newegg
8 February 2015
  • Summary: Was really disappointed that pump must have failed because temps all of a sudden started going 50 idle to 75+ under load. Tried resealing with new thermal paste first but did not help. Water block and hose became very warm to the touch so I assumed water was not properly flowing.
  • Pros: Cools great. Idle temps in low to mid-30's and never seemed to even break 50 under load. Fairly easy to install but you will have to replace the bracket. Blue LED on water pump block a nice touch.
  • Cons: Dual radiator fans a bit noisier than I expected. Had to replace under warranty. 5 year mfg. warranty is a pro, however, it did cost me $20 to send back.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alright

Edward H., Newegg
4 September 2014
  • Summary: After reading the other more recent reviews, I'm starting to wonder about the quality of the pump. My current pump gets chatty at times, but so far has been performing just fine. Installation can be a bit of a chore, and you'll want to make sure you have a nice big case to fit it into.
  • Pros: Keeps the processor cool. My i5 idles at around 30 Celsius, and tops out at around 50 Celsius under full load.
  • Cons: Pump died on the first one after about a week. At first it got "chatty" (started to make a "tapping" or "ticking" noise), and then gave up the ghost. I was able to get this RMA'd through Newegg with no trouble, and this second one has so far lasted about 8 months with no issues. The fans can get ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective Radiator - Leaking Fluid

David S., Newegg
3 September 2014
  • Summary: After owning this cooler for 3 months, one day I noticed oil collecting at the bottom of the fan nearest the motherboard. At first, I thought it was coming from the fan, but upon close examination, there is a leak at the top seam of the radiator, then the cooling oil runs down and collects on the...
  • Pros: Mounting hardware for CPU block/pump is strong, but not much other than this.
  • Cons: Defective radiator seams - leakage at top of radiator, same problem as mentioned by another customer review. This type of defect is not repairable, so the entire unit must be RMA back to Silverstone. Silverstone must have a manufacturing defect with the radiators, since other customers have exper...
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Overall 4
4.0

Well it was ok...

Mark S., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: Would be great if it was easier to install, and lasts longer then 1 year.
  • Pros: i7 3550K at 4.4Ghz ran idle at about 40-50C, 100% cpu usage was like 70-75C.
  • Cons: Takes effort to install and time. The cooler didn't last a year, its pump died I presume since the metal thing ontop the cpu was very hot, while the tube/radiator were sort of warm, and the fan was blowing out slightly warm air. CPU temps at idle were 70C, tried reducing my overclock to 3.5Ghz, s...
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Overall 6
6.0

not to bad really

Anonymous, Newegg
20 June 2014
  • Summary: If you want water cooling aio and are willing to spend the time to configure speed fan for optimal performance to noise levels AND you can only mount a 120mm radiator then this is a good option. a h80i is probably slightly better but also slightly noiser.
  • Pros: will fit most cases with 120mm exhaust port at the back, spring loaded tighteners for mounting, offsets ensure you don't over tighten very efficient 120mm radiator. Can cool a moderate over clocked 2nd gen i5 (40% oc) to 65c at full load (prime95) at slightly lower noise levels compared to a mid ...
  • Cons: cooling efficiency not very linear as fan speeds increase (75% fan speed provides near enough the same cooling as 100% possibly could use Higher static pressure fans.) water transfer pipes seem ridiculously thin, they are very stiff kink resistant pipes. could have benefited from larger diameter ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead after 45 days

Steve M., Newegg
30 April 2014
  • Summary: I have been a big fan of Silverstone products in the past. I did a lot of research and comparisons before deciding on the TD-03 in hopes of paying more for a quality product that will work better & last longer. This, unfortunately, has not been my experience so far with this cooler.
  • Pros: Newegg.com's prompt processing, packaging and delivery of my unit. The TD-03 was a quick and easy install in my Cooler Master Scout case and quickly lowered the temps on my Haswell i7 4771 to 24 running 60 max, which was awesome.
  • Cons: One of the fans leaked oil and became very noisy after 7 hours of use. No problem, I had purchased some Cougar PWM fans just in case (as some have complained about the noise levels of the included fans) which I installed and was back in business. However, just 1.5 months (approx. 50 hours of use)...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for the AMD User

Kraig C., Newegg
8 April 2014
  • Summary: The cooling block DOES NOT need to be pre-assembled for Intel.
  • Pros: Keeps things cool
  • Cons: Installation was a nightmare. Having to switch the cooling block to AMD compatible was so stressful. The screws are so tight and small I had to buy a special screwdriver. The first screwdriver was stripped, after buying a stronger screwdriver the screw then stripped! I was able to get one screw o...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

DENNIS Y., Newegg
3 April 2014
  • Summary: To solve pump issues you should plug the pump into power supply not motherboard.
  • Pros: Amd 8350 overclocked idle temps 37c full load 45c. I have slowed fans down to 25% to make them quite. Looks great inside my case. The blue led matches the blue leds on my motherboard.
  • Cons: Had to rma 3x pump stopped. The 4th cooler I got I tried something different. I plugged the pump into my ps harness instead of plugging into the motherboard. That fixed the dead pump problem. It has been 4 months since doing that way. Before it only lasted 2 months.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good So Far

Tyler R., Newegg
13 February 2014
  • Summary: I searched high and low for a closed loop liquid cooling system for my pc and after reading many reviews I bought the TD03 from Silverstone. I chose this one over the many others because of what I read on various review sites.
  • Pros: 1.) Keeps idle temps around 30c 2.) 100% load under 60c 3.) Quiet
  • Cons: 1.) Fan started making noise after a week (see below for fix) 2.) Expensive
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Geoffrey U., Newegg
10 February 2014
  • Pros: Brought this to cool the FX-8320 i was installing in my first build and so far, even under a pretty heavy work load, my CPU hasn't broken 45C. Can't even hear the pump. Radiator is well built and thick. Also matches my case color scheme.
  • Cons: stock fans do move a heck of a lot of air but are crazy loud at full blast (but i knew that from reading previous reviews) until you lower their speed in the bios; still somewhat audible in a quiet room but otherwise not bad, Tubing if pretty stiff and kinda hard to work with and thinner then i w...
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