Summary: Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro is really a big cooler. Its performance is good, being able to cool down the cooler base by 8 °C and the core sensor measured by SpeedFan by 30 °C compared to the Intel stock cooler, when we had the CPU fully loaded.
Summary: The BigTyp14Pro is quite a CPU Cooler, and until you actually see it up close you really done realize how big it is. When I first saw the BigTyp14Pro I thought that it was just going to be a gimmick, however after my testing I was pleasantly surprised with the performance (and pretty much everything...
Pros: Good Performance, Easy Installation for such a big cooler
Cons: Might be a tight fit in some cases, be sure to measure your case before ordering!
Conclusion: The Thermaltake Big Typ 14 Pro does a pretty decent job of cooling but it’s a mixed bag for us. We would have liked to see a LGA 775 back plate to avoid pressure points on the motherboard, but didn’t have problems with board stress or damage.
Summary: Overall the Thermaltake BigTyp 14 Pro is an impressive cooler ready to tackle the cooling duties of a gaming rig or an HTPC. It may be one of the widest coolers I have used, but its compact height makes it appealing for use in cases that are slimmer than many tower coolers can fit into.
Pros: » Solid cooling performance, » Built in fan speed controller, » Can run quietly and still provide decent cooling, » A big cooler that actually fit inside an HTPC, » Can be modified to use a 92mm fan mounted below the cooling fins, » 92mm underside mounted fan was quieter than stock fan, » Load te...
Cons: » Loud at full speed, » Advertised as "completely silent", which isn't true at any speed with included fan, » Large wingspan could create interference issues in some cases
Summary: Thermaltake made a few odd design choices with the BigTyp 14Pro that I have trouble understanding. The first and foremost is the size. The sheer footprint of the BigTyp 14Pro causes a variety of issues.
Summary: The Thermaltake BigTyp14 Pro is certainly one of the most interesting CPU coolers we have ever seen, largely due to it being by far the biggest. However make no mistake, being the biggest does not automatically make the BigTyp14 Pro the best, and nor do the lowest temperatures make a heatsink the...