Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SilverStone TD02-E Liquid CPU Cooler Review

I’ve said it before and I guess I’m saying it again; I have reviewed a lot of AiO coolers. As the resident AiO guy at ThinkComputers if there’s a new closed loop product on the market it finds it’s way to me. As you might imagine I have seen everything from coolers that are basically bone stock, slap the company logo onto it and call it good, to very unique, well thought out and inventively engineered designs. It’s the later that keeps me going, because every once in a while a sample will come along that you can tell some love and creativity was poured into the design. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Silverstone TD02-E. While Silverstone is far from being a one-off boutique brand, their products in general carry a certain feeling of quality and pride in the design. Follow along as we find out if the TD02-E has the genes of its counterparts or if it’s simply a generic design with a logo slapped on as an after thought.

Special thanks to Silverstone for providing the TD02-E for review!

■ Easy installation with aluminum clips and steel back-plate
■ Maintenance free, no refill required
■ Dual auto adjustable 120mm PWM fans included
■ Durable alloy water-block for improved reliability
■ Patented brazing fins radiator increase cooling efficiency by 40%
■ Socket LGA775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011/AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2


The TD02-E arrived in a nice bright box featuring a white background with blue and black accents. It’s actually really nice to see a different color scheme when almost the whole rest of the market is going with a matte black look. The front of the box features a picture of the cooler as well as some product specs and compatibility. It’s worth noting that this cooler still supports socket 775 which makes it probably the most broadly compatible current AiO. Flipping the box over we find the same features mentioned on the front repeated on the back in an additional 9 languages.

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Moving to the top of the box we get the same specifications listed as we included above. We also have another small photo of the cooler. On the bottom then we get three photos depicting their three main features. On either end of the box Silverstone has chosen to just put a picture of the cooler.

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Opening the box top we find a manual placed on top of a half inch sheet of foam. This is laid over top of the molded cardboard case that holds all the components secure. It appears that everything has remained in place and in good condition during shipping to us.

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Taking everything out of the box we find the cooler itself completely wrapped in plastic bags from the radiator to the tubing to pump. The fans are also found in plastic while the hardware and accessories are all found in a small white cardboard box. Everything is very orderly and seems to be in excellent condition.

SilverStone TD02-E Liquid CPU Cooler

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