Thermolab Bada 2010 Review

Published by Hiwa Pouri on 17.03.14
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In the past the Korean company Thermolab has been able to surprise with high quality products, which were able to compete with the best in corresponding product categories. With the Bada 2010 the company has been working on a compact tower cooler and we're rather curious to find out how well this model actually performs.

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Mit dem Bada 2010 hat sich Thermolab augenscheinlich eine Nische ausgesucht, die von der Konkurrenz noch nicht oder nur selten bedient wird. Dabei hat man einen Kühler auf die Beine gestellt, der mit drei Heatpipes und einem 92-Millimeter-Lüfter bestückt wurde. Insgesamt wurde der Tower-Kühler verhältnismässig simpel und schmal gehalten, sodass er zu so gut wie jedem X79 Mainboard kompatibel sein wird.


With the Bada 2010 from Thermolab you get three heatpipes with 6 millimeter diameter which establish direct contact with the CPU, meaning there is no baseplate through which the heatpipes are routed. In case of the this model you get a tower-cooler that is sized to hold a 92 millimeter fan in place. Whereas the heatpipes are made from copper the heatsink comes with 40 aluminium fins. The bundled 92 millimeter PWM fan, is quite simple but still quality is decent.


Model bada2010
Type Tower Cooler
Provided Fan(s) 1x 92x25mm PWM (1'000 - 2'100 rpm)
Supported Fan(s) 1x 92mm
Base Material Copper/Aluminum
Fins Material Aluminum
Socket Support Intel LGA 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366
AMD AM2(+), AM3(+)
Thermal compound Thermolab Tube
Product Page Thermolab Bada 2010


The bundle and the box are also quite simple. The box is made out of solid cardboard and although it is only protected by a plastic shroud our sample arrived without a single dent or any damage whatsoever. The bundled has been attached to the tower while the rest of the mounting components are placed in a separate plastic bag. The bundle includes an installation manual, mounting components, two fan clips, a 92mm slim fan and of course the heatsink itself as well as a syringe with thermal compound.

Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications
Page 2 - Photo Gallery
Page 3 - Installation & Test Setup
Page 4 - Absolute Performance
Page 5 - PWM Performance
Page 6 - Conclusion

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