I'd like to thank Thermaltake for providing us with the Silent Tower for review.
With so many manufacturers producing heatsink/fan combos nowadays, one gets the impression that a lot of copycat designing is happening instead of innovation. That is until recently, as Thermaltake has released their newest creation the Silent Tower. This new HSF is compatible with all cpu types, has heatpipes, and an option for a Dual Fan Setup. Not to mention it's also one of the largest HSF's i've come across.
The Silent Tower comes complete with instructions, mounting hardware, the heatsink with one fan, and thermal paste.
The mounting hardware can be setup for various cpu types including: Intel P4 Socket T, Intel P4 478 up to 3.2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 / Athlon 64 FX, and AMD Athlon XP up to 3400+.
One thing to mention here is this is a huge heatsink. The dimensions of it are 86x80x138mm and weighs in at 640 g or 1.41 lb!
So i suggest you measure your case to see if this monster will actually fit in it.
Mounted to the Silent Tower is one of Thermaltake's Silent Cat 90 mm fans similar to the ones used on their Silent Boost.
This fan design is supposed to reduce the noise level of the fan. The "slots" allow for Multi-directional air intake which increases airflow while keeping the relative noise at minimal.
As for performance, the fan is capable of pushing out 52.24 CFM of air flow to the heatsink.
From the above picture we can see the blue aluminum shroud that covers the heatsink fins, and acts as a place to mount the fan.
As you can see from the design, a second 90mm fan can be installed on the opposite side of the heatsink.