Thermolab BADA CPU Cooler

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Product(s): Thermolab BADA CPU Cooler
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Introduction: 

Today we are taking a look at the newest product from Thermolab, the new Thermolab BADA CPU Cooler. We've had the chance to take a look at a few Thermolab products in the past, which might not be a big name in the aftermarket cooling industry, but with products like the Baram (full review here) they've started to make a name for themselves. The name "BADA" is unique (means "the Sea" in Korean), and I will try to refrain from making "Bada Boom" and "Bada Bing" references in this review (even though both are fun to say).

The new BADA cooler is a heatpipe tower cooler, however it is a bit smaller than most other heatpipe tower coolers that we've taken a look at in the past, and might be able to fit into cases that some of the big coolers can't. Let's take a closer look at the BADA and see what it's all about.

 

First Impressions:

Just like all the previous Thermolab coolers we've tested, the BADA comes in a brown cardboard box. Thermolab has shown that they don't really care about having the flashiest packaging and I'm sure most consumers probably won't really be too concerned by the lack of fancy packaging.

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Thermolab BADA - Packaging
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Thermolab BADA - Packaging

 

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Thermolab BADA - Box (open)
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Thermolab BADA - Front View

 

As you can tell in the next few pictures, the BADA uses heatpipes which are exposed on the bottom and make direct contact with the CPU. This is a little bit different of a design and the only other cooler that we've reviewed with this type of design was the OCZ Vendetta (Full Review Here).

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Thermolab BADA - Bottom View
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Thermolab BADA - Bottom View

As you can see in the picture below (left), the BADA is significantly smaller than a cooler like the Evercool Transformer 4 that we recently reviewed (Full Review Here). This smaller height could make the BADA fit into cases where a larger heatpipe tower cooler might not be able to.

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Thermolab BADA - Comparison (Evercool Transformer 4)
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Thermolab BADA - Side View

 

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Thermolab BADA - Side View
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Thermolab BADA - Side View

 

The accessories included with the BADA are pretty standard when compared to other coolers. Included is all the hardware required to mount this cooler onto any Intel LGA775, 1156 or 1336 sockets as well as AMD AM2, AM2+ or AM3 motherboards.

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Thermolab BADA - Accessories