A Closer Look
The SilverStone Tundra Series TD02-Lite looks to be cut from the same cloth as the SilverStone Tundra TD02 and the SilverStone Tundra TD03 but the body on the TDO2 Lite’s water block is plastic and the hold downs are much less substantial than previous models. Previous models had aircraft aluminum water block hold downs that were substantial. The hold downs on the TD02-Lite are thin stamped metal which is a considerable step down in quality. It shouldn’t be a problem for most, as you simply tighten it down once or twice in a lifespan.
There are a few mill marks on the unit, but nothing that’s going to give us the urge to lap it. We’ve tested and then lapped plenty of blocks and the difference is usually negligible.
Shown from a slightly different angle you can see how sight the mill marks really are, the finish is close enough to polished that lapping it would just be wasted effort.
Included in the package are two 1500 – 2500 RPM fans which allow you to control the fan ramp up via BIOS or just let the CPU fan header handle the job.
The bundle is enough to get the job done with the dual 120mm radiator and fans mounted, but there’s nothing left to spare so don’t drop any parts.
In this bundle shot we removed the pile of screws and put in the backplate and Molex connector adapter. Notice the two fan adapter to one fan header; that’s what we recommend you use and connect it to the CPU fan header.