AIO cooling solutions are the norm now but what do you do when you have a small casing and need more space? You look for the SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

Out of the box the Silverstone Tundra TD03 looks no different from any other AIO system but upon closer look, you’ll notice the difference.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

The Tundra TD03 is SLIM hence it has a slim radiator unit measuring only 22mm in thickness.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

The pump unit comes with Intel mount brackets pre-installed, as you can see it has copper base with no pre-applied thermal paste. The unit comes with 310mm rubber tubes.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

For airflow, the Tundra TD-03 relies on a 120mm slim type fan that’s only 15mm thick, does up to 2200 RPM and delivers up to 35.85CFM airflow.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

The Tundra TD03 comes with a host of accessories, including fan power connector and a small tube of thermal paste that should last you a few installations.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

Full specs of the Tundra TD-03 is as below, taken from the official product page.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

User Experience

Installing the AIO wasn’t as simple as it seems because the screws look quite similar, of course that’s settled once you identify them. One thing I like about the Tundra TD03 compared to other AIO unit is the backplate design, as you can see from the image below the mounting piece has a cut across that makes it stick very well to the base. On some heatsinks the mount is problematic and ended up being stuck on the plate during removal.

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM All-In-One Liquid Cooling Solution Review

Benchmarks

The performance was tested on an Intel Core i5-4670K overclocked to 4.3Ghz at 1.25 vcore with room temperature set to 25°C and the system was tested with a 10bit to 8bit video conversion test. Below are the results.

CoolerIdle (°C)Load (°C)
Tundra TD03 (normal)3464
Tundra TD03 (full)3262
Tundra TD03 (silent)3565
CRYORIG R1 Universal2664
ID-Cooling FrostFlow 120L2760
ThermalTake Water 3.0 Performer C3260
Stock Cooler3379

The Verdict

SilverStone Tundra TD03-SLIM retails at around RM 320, it’s not the cheapest of AIO but I love the build and the slim nature of it. Despite the smaller radiator and slim fan, the Tundra TD03 was able to tame my overclocked processor with ease even on silent mode. Lovely product!

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