Page 4 - Conclusion
The SilverStone Tundra TD03-E closed loop water cooler did not disappoint when it comes to the experience it offers. The test results shown on the previous ranks the TD03-E second after its big brother, the TD02-E, in our short comparison list. Impressively, it outperformed the Cooler Master Nepton 240M -- a cooler quite a bit larger than it. Although the test results show that the difference between the two siblings is larger when the system was loaded, I was still impressed with the way it performed. In terms of the design of the TD03-E, it was designed with sleekness and attention to detail, with carbon fiber finish on the sides of the radiator. The blue LED on top of the water block is a nice feature to have if users are into it, but this may not be for everyone, as it cannot be turned off. The structure of both the water block and the radiators follows suit in his older brother's footsteps in being very well built and solid throughout. Noise is always a factor to look at in coolers regardless of performance, and I found the TD03-E to be fairly reasonable in this regard. Even when the system was loaded, and the cooler had to work extra hard to keep temperatures down, it did not fuss too much. With that in mind, the installation process of both the coolers of the Tundra E series requires a little more attention from SilverStone, as it was not the easiest to install by one person. To close off the day, the original TD03 had some issues with failing pumps, but it looks like the TD03-E has been top notch so far. SilverStone provides a five year warranty to back their products. Aside from the installation process that was slightly difficult, I have had no real problems with the TD03-E. At press time, the SilverStone Tundra TD03-E is priced at a very reasonable price of $85 USD. Now, unless the TD02-E does not physically fit in your case, go with that instead -- it is literally only about $5 more at press time.
SilverStone provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.1/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
Cold may be subjective. But the SilverStone Tundra TD03-E has made it objective into a size that will fit.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results