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Design and Functionality

Let’s take a closer look at the newcomer:

ASUS Triton 77 is based on five copper heatpipes 6 mm in diameter that originate from the copper nickel-plated base. The heatpipes go straight up from the base and hold an array of 37 thin aluminum plates. There is a 92-mm fan attached right beneath the heatsink:


The manufacturer claims that the location of this fan is extremely efficient for better cooling f the electronic components around the processor socket, as the created airflow moves up and away from the mainboard.

The fan is attached to the heatsink sides with four screws. If you remove them, you can cast a glance at the heatsink:

Although there is not much to look at, actually. Slightly bent aluminum plates are attached to the heatpipes with thermal glue. The gap between them is 2.5mm.

The bottom nickel-plated part of the cooler base is made of solid copper with an aluminum pad on top of it. This pad has special slits in it for Socket 754/939/940/AM2 retention:

The heatpipes lie in the grooves of the base, however, they must be attached with the same thermal glue, as we didn’t notice any evidence of soldering technique being used.

The base surface is extremely even, although it is not polished to mirror-shine:

ASUS Triton 77 uses a 92 x 92 x 25mm fan from Sunon:


If the original fan breaks and you happen to have no extra 92mm fan available, you can also fit an 80mm fan into the same retention frame. The maximum rotation speed on the default fan is ~2,300RPM. It supports PWM control, so your mainboard should have a 4-pin fan connector for it.

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