Thermaltake PIPE101 Rev.2 (CL-P0006)
The last item on our list is the PIPE101 rev.2 model. It is an unusual marketing solution to sell a heatsink alone while it is supposed to be used with a fan (unlike the Sonic Tower, the PIPE101 must be equipped with a fan). Well, some people may find this solution justifiable – you can choose a suitable fan yourself. This approach also seems right because Thermaltake products is originally intended for PC enthusiasts. The heatsink is rather small, just like its package:
The package contains the heatsink and a small box with the name of the product:
That box contains fastening components, a user’s manual and some thermal paste:
The fastening kit is quite convenient, without such unnecessary things as back-plates for the mainboard (the cooler is small and not very heavy). It’s all more traditional, like clips for Socket 478:
Brackets for Socket LGA775:
And screws for Socket 939:
In the latter case you don’t even have to remove the standard fastening frame as it doesn’t hinder the cooler installation.
You use a standard clip to put the PIPE101 on Socket A:
The manufacturer doesn’t seem to think that half a kilogram of weight of the heatsink alone requires fastening through the holes near the socket. On the other hand, not all Socket A mainboard have such mounting holes.