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#1 neddamttocs

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:05 PM

OCC Review: Coolink Silentator Heatpipe Cooler

Being a reviewer, Coolink has provided me with 3 different mounting kits and a required mounting kit (pressure springs and fastening brackets). These were for LGA 775, AM2 and K8 (754, 939 and 940). However, as a consumer, you must choose which kit you need before purchasing, as the Silentator will be available in one of these three varieties. Coolink also provide a mounting bracket for a fan controller, as well as a long steel screwdriver with a 90 degree bend in it. This is required for mounting in some cases, as the mounting bolt must be accessed from through the cooler itself (seen later). Some extra goodies include a 3-pin fan to Molex adaptor (in the event that you don’t have a spare motherboard 3-pin header), some thermal paste and a second fan mounting kit. The Silentator allows for two 120mm fans to be attached. Very generous. Finally, a lovely booklet is included with a rubbery case sticker. The book was the part that made me laugh – “...my computer is so silent that I can hear the snowflakes falling.


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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:28 PM

Seems like a nice cooler. It would be interesting to see how it would compare to the Noctua which is so similar (with a good reason obviously).

Good review as well, not bad for a first run out. :)

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:34 PM

Seems like a nice cooler. It would be interesting to see how it would compare to the Noctua which is so similar (with a good reason obviously).

Good review as well, not bad for a first run out. :)


Oh and thanks again for assisting with the image processing...one day I'll figure out Photoshop properly!

As for the comparison to the Noctua, I believe it is actually the exact same heatsink, so it'd be down to the performance of the fans used.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:36 PM

Very thorough review. Anyone who hasn't read it before installing this cooler is in for a big surprise come installation time. I am surprised that it stood up to the Ninja so well. However, I wold not purchase this cooler simply due to the maintenance required for initial installation or upgrade.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:39 PM

Very thorough review. Anyone who hasn't read it before installing this cooler is in for a big surprise come installation time. I am surprised that it stood up to the Ninja so well. However, I wold not purchase this cooler simply due to the maintenance required for initial installation or upgrade.


While it was an involved installation, with a bit of forethought and planning, it was (in hindsight) actually quite easy. Hopefully though, people won't fall in to the same traps I did ... if only you could have heard the colourful language coming from my mouth when I realised that the tray wasn't going to slide in ... !

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:04 PM

lol... you n yer fancy slidey tray :lol:

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:12 PM

Very nice review Jack :)

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 12:17 AM

Nice review! Also a nice product, although the name really sucks :lol:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:28 AM

lol yes, the name is a bit amusing...but then as I said - it fits in nicely with the other "special ones".

I think that in a bigger case, people would find that their temps were even better, due to better airflow and probably better (bigger) fans getting rid of that air.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:24 PM

As for the comparison to the Noctua, I believe it is actually the exact same heatsink


Note to those interested: this cooler is NOT the same as the Noctua - one of the helpful guys at Coolink explained this to me:

"Firstly, the Silentator has ony got 3 heatpipes whereas the
NH-U12F has got 4. Secondly, the shape of the fins is different as you
can see here: http://www.dvhardwar...a_nh_u12f/6.jpg
As a result, the NH-U12F has a larger surface area than the Silentator."

Forgive my misstatement! Either way, after a couple of weeks with the cooler in my case, I've had no problems whatsoever. I hope that more people have considered this as a viable option :)

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