Silverstone Tundra TD02-Slim AIO Cooler Review

Introduction


The design team at Silverstone are the masters of ergonomics, something we’ve seen time and time again with their revolutionary space-saving chassis designs. Not only have they created some masterful chassis, but they also have a great range of cooling products that are perfectly designed for tighter spaces, such as slim fans, low-profile air coolers and slim AIO radiators. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Tundra TD02-Slim, a 240mm AIO water cooler with a total thickness of just 37mm, with the fans installed! This is going to be a great cooler for mini-ITX and Micro-ATX chassis designs where space is at a premium.

“Due to limited room in smaller cases, small form factor users are often left out of liquid cooling option, so SilverStone has released the Tundra TD02-Slim. Designed for small form factor PCs, this cooler has a radiator and fan combo of only 37mm thick, making it possible to fit into slimmer profile cases or giving more space in tight confines. By retaining many of the high-end features from SilverStone’s other liquid cooling models, the TD02-Slim also has great performance for the money and is a top choice for high performance but small PC builds.”

The cooler is well equipped, with a copper base plate, a 22mm aluminium radiator, high-performance pump, and two 15mm thick PWM fans. Of course, the cooler also comes with support for a massive range of socket types, ensuring compatibility with any modern system.

The packaging shows off a nice image of the cooler, as well as a quick rundown of the main spec, such as the slim form factor and the extensive socket support.

Around the back, much of the same information, just broken down into various international languages.

Virtually everything you need is included, such as a universal backplate, as well as a Y-split fan cable and a Molex adaptor should you not have any available fan headers on your motherboard.

The included fans look really nice, with a contrasting black and white theme. They’re obviously super slim, but with a large number of fins, they’re still going to be able to shift some serious airflow. The only minor gripe is the colour of the fan cables, but it’s hardly a deal breaker.

SilverStone Releases Super Slim AIO Liquid Coolers

Pre-filled and closed loop all-in-one liquid coolers bring along a lot of advantages, but they also come with some downsides. One of the problems that can occur is due to the radiator and their mounted fans, the overall thickness can simply be too much to make them fit into your compact setup. SilverStone have now released two new AIO CPU coolers that combat just this problem, the new and super slim TD02-SLIM 240mm and the TD03-SLIM 120mm CPU coolers.

These two new CPU coolers are specially designed for small form factor PCs and users of those that still want to have a liquid cooling setup. The two new CPU coolers only measure 37mm thickness in total, counting both the fans and radiator. The radiators themselves are only 22mm thin and SilverStone added 15mm thin fans to them.

The pump unit has a motor speed of 2500 RPM and the fan speed is RPM based between 800 and 2200 RPM. The result is a noise production between 16.5 and 27.4 dBa. The baseplate is made from copper and the radiator uses aluminium fins. Both new SilverStone SLIM coolers are compatible with Intel LGA775, 115x, 1366, 2011(v3) as well as all current AMD sockets.

The recommended End User price (excl. VAT) is 95,88 USD for the TD02-SLIM and 73,08 USD for the TD03-SLIM. Availability is set for September 22nd.

Special Features:

  • Super slim 37mm total thickness for radiator and fan
  • Maintenance free, no refill required
  • Dual auto adjustable 120mm slim PWM fans included
  • Thick, leak-proof tubing improve reliability
  • 0.2mm micro-channel water block design for improved
  • Large 100% copper base plate for fast heat transfer
  • Integrated blue LED indicator
  • Compatible with socket LGA775/115X/1366/2011/2011-v3/AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2