Conclusion: We had our doubts about this replacement for the Tuniq Tower 120, and they proved to be well founded. The cooler’s best results were achieved when bolted to an LGA775 socket, but even then the delta T temperatures were a way off what we’d want for this sort of money.
Summary: While all the coolers perform admirably, with the exception of the stock cooler, the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler comes out on top. This is ultimate evidence that the Core Contact heat pipe base is doing its job. In fact, it's doing a very good job.
Pros: Superb cooling performance, 5 heat pipe Core Contact, Pre-mounted bracket, Jet black theme, Excellent controllable air movement, Good bang for buck
Cons: Spring loaded thumb screws catch on plate, Not completely tool free
Excerpt: Tuniq has finally released the new and improved Tuniq Tower 120, the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme. The coolers may share similar names, but the new extreme doesn't isn't just a younger brother. It sports a new style of aluminum fans, a wider base and a fan controller.
Summary: The Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme had some hurdles to overcome when I started testing it. The apprehension I had about the weight of the cooler was put to rest by the sturdy mounting system,; it really does not seem to stress the motherboard at all like I had feared.
Summary: The Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler looks fantastic in it's all black theme. It has a quiet blue LED 120mm fan, 5 copper heatpipes, lots of aluminum fins, smooth base and includes TX-3 thermal compound. It also fits all current Intel and AMD motherboards.
Conclusion: It’s difficult to place this cooler; on the one hand the performance was in the middle of the pack and able to compete with some big names in the industry but it’s not exactly going to push the boundaries and challenge the Cooler Master’s and Noctua’s.
Excerpt: Manufacturer Tuniq Model Tower 120 Extreme Price $65 Category Power users Today we have in our hands a big-sized cpu cooler by Tuniq, aimed for high-end powerful systems. The much praised Tuniq Tower 120 has gone through a radical redesign that made it look cool and hopefully more efficient,...
Conclusion: Der Tower 120 Extreme weiß nicht nur mit seiner Optik zu überzeugen. So kann der neue Kühler von Tuniq von Anfang an überzeugen, was sich schon beim gut durchdachten Lieferumfang zeigt, welcher auch noch sehr gut verpackt ist.
Pros: gute Verarbeitung, Lüfter kann über beiliegende Lüftersteuerung geregelt werden, einfache Montage, gute Kühlleistung....
Cons: ...die bei geringen Drehzahlen etwas schlechter wird, Geräuschkulisse bei hohen Drehzahlen recht laut, es kann nur ein Lüfter montiert werden