Coolink Silentator CPU Cooler Review

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Published: July 1, 2007
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Coolink

Introduction

Today I�ll be reviewing the latest CPU cooler offering from Coolink- the Silentator CPU Cooler.This is the first time we�ve had a chance to review a product from this company so it should be interesting to see how it performs.This large horizontal cooler has a simple yet attractive design, but will its performance be on par with other CPU coolers? And what application is it better suited for- a silent PC build or a gaming/overclocking build?Let�s find out.

About Coolink:

Check out their website (www.coolink-europe.com)
Coolink is a brand of the Kolink International Corporation and stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. Coolink – the direct link to affordable high-end cooling!

Kolink’s retail brand Coolink stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. While Coolink held a strong presence in the Asian market ever since the late 90ies, it was not until 2005 that the brand was introduced to the European market on a large scale. After the launch of Coolink-Europe.com in late 2005, Coolink quickly became a well recognized brand for high-quality cooling components in Europe too.

Features:

3 high-performance Dual-Heat-Pipes
37 Aluminium-Fins with a surface area of more than 3500cm�
Soldered joints for optimal heat-transfer
Original SWiF-1202 quality fan with high precision double ball bearing
Adjustable between 14 and 24dB(A)
Tool-free fan-mount including anti-vibration strips
Original SecuFirm� mounting system*
Can be turned by 90� for optimal positioning and compatibility
Available for LGA 775, AM2 and K8 (754, 939, 940) Specifications:

Socket compatibility3 versions: LGA / AM2 / K8 (754, 939, 940)
Height (without fan) 153mm
Width (without fan) 126mm
Depth (without fan) 60mm
Height (with fan) 153mm
Width (with fan) 126mm
Depth (with fan) 85mm
Weight (with fan) 640g

Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints
Fan size 120x120x25mm / 120x120x38mm
Fan Coolink SWiF-1202 (2 fans can be mounted!)
Bearing Double ball bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 900-1600RPM
Airflow 54-90m�/h
Acoustical Noise 14-24dB(A)
Scope of Delivery Heatsink, SWiF-1202 fan, mounting hardware, fan controller, thermal

The product:

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The Coolink Silentator CPU Cooler came well packaged in a sturdy box with pictures and detailed information.Much better than the clear plastic enclosures that many cooler come in.According to the packaging, the cooler�s unique features are its 3 dual-heatpipes, its quiet fan, and its unique fan mounting system called �SecuFirm�.

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Opening the box, the package contents were well secured in custom carboard inserts. Our test sample came with the cooler, mounting brackets for 3 different CPU sockets (LG 755, AM2, and K8, a fan speed controller, and a set of accessories that included a special screw driver, two screws and springs, thermal paste, and an instruction manual.Note that the retail version of the product only comes with one set of mounting brackets (not 3), which unfortunately limits the versatility of the product.

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The first thing I noticed about the Silentator is its size; it�s quite a bit bigger than most of the coolers I�ve come across.The fan is a 120mm fan, which is pretty large considering most fans are either 80 or 100mm for CPU coolers.Obviously, with its large size comes added weight; the cooler actually exceeds the 450g weight specification established by Intel and AMD.However, the cooler comes with a special mounting system dubbed �SecuFirm� which provides added pressure to ensure safe transportation.

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The heat sink is made of a machined copper base that interfaces with the CPU and a set of fins connected by six copper heat-pipes.The copper base appeared to be machined-smooth and free of imperfections, and it comes with a protective plastic sleeve that we�ve come to expect with most coolers.Also of note is the tool-less fan mounting system; the cooler comes with a 2nd set of brackets to allow another fan to be connected if desired.

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