Tuniq Tower T-120 CPU Heatsink Review


Simply the best cooler around

Who needs fancy, expensive water cooling for your CPU when you have 1¾ pounds of aluminum fins, heatpipes, and a 9-blade 120mm fan? Enter, the Tuniq Tower 120. It is, simply, the best CPU cooler you can buy; and for $50, it may very well change your life.

The Tuniq Tower 120 Ultra Silent CPU Cooler is one of the best high performance cpu heatsinks for cooling today’s fastest processors. The Tuniq 120 balances noise and performance, offering excellent cooing performance with minimal noise. A unique 9 blade offers improved air flow compared to regular 7 blade fans. Also, a fan speed control is included so that you have more control over the fan noise and speed. The 3 copper heat pipes draw heat from the copper base and which is then dissipated by the aluminum fins and cooling fan.

Features Specifications
  • Large heatsink with huge amount of surface area for better heat dissipation
  • Unique 9 blade fan offers better performance than typical 7 blade fans.
  • Fan speed control included!
  • Supports AMD K8 Socket 754/939/940, and Intel LGA 775 and Socket 478
  • 3 copper heat pipes provide superior cooling
  • Copper base and aluminum fins
  • Thermal grease included. However, we recommend a quality thermal compound found here. Please take caution when attaching the heatsink to avoid damaging your CPU.)
  • Model: Supports AMD K8 Socket 754/939/940, and Intel LGA 775 and Socket 478
  • Fan Dimensions: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
  • Fan Speed: 1,000 – 2,000 RPM
  • Fan Noise: 20 dBA – 34 dBA
  • RPM Signal: Yes
  • Material: Copper base and heat pipes with Aluminum cooling fins
  • Weight: 798 grams
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 108mm x 153mm

The sheer mass and commanding presence should tell you right from the beginning that this piece of hardware means business. The Tuniq Tower 120 is designed to fit Intel’s socket 775, and AMD’s socket 754, 939, and 940, but NOT AM2 – this is actually very disappointing considering that socket AM2 has been available for a very long time now. Although there are a few adapters from other manufacturers that conceivably let you use the Tower 120 in an AM2 socket, Tuniq really should support AM2 themselves right out of the box. For the other sockets, Tuniq includes a number of brackets and screws depending on what you need.