1. Features, specifications
Entry Level Users
Thermaltake is introducing several advanced cooling solutions for the latest CPU sockets including the Intel LGA1156 , offering users a good choice right from day one. The brand new Silent 1156 CPU cooler from Thermaltake is specifically designed for the Intel Socket 1156 processors. Installation to the motherboard is easily done with a convenient push-pin mechanism, which for the user is an entirely tool-free procedure.
Thermaltake claims that the cooler's 9cm PWM fan is a treat to the users’ ears. Through the PWM function the fan speed is automatically adjusted between 800 RPM to 1700 RPM according to the actual work load of the CPU. Furthermore, the side flow design makes the cooler’s air flow an integral part of the overall system air flow inside the chassis. With two 8 mm heat pipes and a mirror copper base heat is transferred away from the CPU to the aluminum fins, reducing heat development.
In addition, Thermaltake's popular SpinQ and ISGC series of CPU coolers will be getting an upgrade to also support LGA1156 processors. The ISGC series is particularly catering to users who are concerned about noise and are looking for silent solutions, while the SpinQ cooler combines aesthetics with performance.
- Product features
- Supports Intel® processor Socket LGA1156
- 2pcs Φ8mm Heat Pipes provide the best performance
- 90mm PWM fan (800-1700 RPM) Decreases power consumption, reduces acoustics noise and increases fan performance.
- Premium thermal grease provides higher thermal conductivity between CPU and cooler
- Tool-less clip, push-pin design for quick and easy installation.
|| P/N : CLP0552
||Intel Socket LGA 1156
| Heatsink Material
|| Cu_Base + Al_Fin
||Φ 8 * 2 PCS
| Fan Dimension
| Rated Voltage
| Started Voltage
| Power Input
|| 1.44 W
| Fan Speed
|| 800-1700 RPM
| Max. Air Flow
|| 36.2 CFM
| Max. Air Pressure
|| 1.22 mmH2O
|| 22 dB
| Life Expectation
|| 50000 hr
2. The package, installation
The Thermaltake Silent 1156 comes in medium sized retail box. Several logos on front side of the package indicate the product's main features and abilities. The Silent 1156 retails for ~$30 making it affordable for most users.
As we previously mentioned, this product supports the LGA 1156 socket. Users can also install this product at a LGA 1366 socket without any problems but according to Thermaltake, the performance wouldn't be as good as with an LGA 1156 system, since the LGA 1366 has a higher thermal design power (130W Vs. 95W).
Opening the box unveils a carefully packaged product, with the cooler carefully placed into a carton box. There aren't many goodies inside, apart from the printed manual, mounting screws and a mounting mechanism.
The 90mm fan blows cool air to through the aluminum fins and the heat coming through the full copper heatpipes is transferred away, as you can see in the scheme below:
The base is made out of copper and the two 8mm heatpipes goes up to the aluminum fins. This is a common design which works well in most cases:
The 90mm fan has a circled design and extends beyond the cooler's sides, but not in a way that could be a problem when installing it.
The cooler can be easily installed without requiring you to remove the motherboard from the PC case first. Thermaltake uses Intel's stock mounting clips. For installation, simply select the appropriate mounting clip and secure the cooler using included screws. The whole structure looks and feels quite secure:
The next step is the apply some force and secure the cooler on the main board:
As we can see the cooler is compact enough to fit inside even small PC cases: