Silverstone Tundra TD02-E CPU Cooler Review: An Affordable, Quieter 240mm AIO Option

td02e00Silverstone Technologies has made quite a career making cooling solutions for the PC DIY market. Their solutions are also quite often a unique alternative with out-of-the-box oriented ideas and far from having a “me too” design philosophy. With the all-in-one liquid cooling solution’s popularity, Silverstone also has thrown their hat in the ring with alternatives from the typical Asetek OEM solutions. An alternative that goes beyond just bundling a different high-RPM fan but having an end-user experience focused approach instead with a lineup that can find a home in ITX or ATX builds.

The Tundra TD02-E is a 240mm AIO solution that is part of Silverstone’s high-end line, marked by its “-E” designation in the name.  Silverstone also offers -LITE coolers as entry level solutions and -SLIM coolers for those with stricter clearance requirements. The Tundra TD02-E replaces the original TD02 which was their first foray into AIO cooling solutions, now with a thinner radiator for better compatibility and rubberized hose for better versatility.

Review Sample Provided by: Silverstone
Product Name/Link to Website: Tundra TD02-E CPU Cooler
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Its packaging is fairly standard for a liquid-AiO, sporting blue accents on a white box. Photos of the TD02-E are all over with measurements printed on the side so there is no mistaking what kind of radiator the buyer is getting from the store. The Silverstone Tundra TD02-E and its accessories are packed within a compartmentalized recycled cardboard holder. Each piece is covered with plastic to prevent scratches and most of the scratch-sensitive surfaces on the TD02-E unit also has further film protection.

 

Accessories include:

  • 2x 120mm PWM fan
  • 2x AMD mounting bar
  • 1x Universal Intel/AMD backplate
  • 1x 4-pin PWM fan splitter
  • 1x 4-pin MOLEX to PWM fan connector
  • 4x Intel LGA2011 standoffs
  • 2x alternate plastic insulator for backplate
  • 1x thermal interface material in tube form
  • 4x spring-loaded locking nuts
  • 4x metal backplate posts
  • 4x insulating standoff posts
  • 1x (4-pieces in total that peel off) AMD adhesive mounting insulation
  • 8x short radiator mounting screws (for mounting rads directly to case)
  • 8x long radiator mounting screws (for mounting rads through fan)
  • 1x LGA775 backplate spacer

Specifications:

Model No.SST-TD02-E
Water blockDimension60mm (L) x 55mm (W) x 33.5mm (H)
MaterialCopper base with nickel-plated aluminum unibody
PumpMotor speed2500±200RPM
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current0.28A
FanDimension120mm (L) x 120mm (W) x 25mm (D)
Speed1500~2500RPM
Noise level18~35 dBA
Rated Voltage12V
Rated Current0.3A
Max airflow92.5CFM
Pressure3.5mm/H2O
Connector4 Pin PWM
RadiatorDimension278mm (L) x 124mm (W) x 27mm (H)
MaterialAluminum
TubeLength310mm
MaterialRubber
ApplicationIntel Socket LGA775/115X/1366/2011/2011-v3
AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Net Weight1501g
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