The Thermaltake Silent 1156 was designed to be a completely silent, better than stock cooling and easy for beginners to install. Installing the Thermaltake Silent 1156 CPU cooler was an easy task due to the push pin design, which would make it very easy for people who are just beginning with building computers. Thermaltake did a very good job when building this entry level CPU cooler, while still having everyone in mind.
Pros: – Great for HTPCs, – Super Quiet, – Not huge, – Efficient cooling
Summary: On one hand, the Thermaltake Silent 1156 did not achieve a good performance level, as it kept our CPU a lot hotter than a high end cooler and even a little hotter than a mainstream cooler. On the other hand, when compared to the Intel stock cooler, it kept our CPU more than 20 °C cooler.
It is easy to install and looks nice. The best feature was the low noise level, even when the CPU was under full load.
Summary: The Thermaltake Silent 1156 is a traditional tower heatpipe heatsink with a few enhancements. It has large heatpipes than many other heatsinks of its size. It comes with a very quiet 92mm fan that is designed to mount on a traditional 80mm mount. This gives the Silent 1156 a little more airflow at lower noise than other heatsinks that use a 80mm fan. The best thing about the heatsink - other than its performance - is the price.
Pros: Smaller than many other aftermarket heatsinks, Good performance, Easy Installation, Great value for 1156 platforms
Cons: The only downside is the fact that it requires a screwdriver to install the mounting brackets that you'll never change, swap or modify as this heatsink is geared for a single platform. I believe that they should be installed in the box and then installation would take no more than a minute - if you're slow., Mounting hardware must be installed
Summary: The Thermaltake Silent 1156 did an admirable job here today in our testing. The heatsink itself looks nice with a mostly-aluminum construction. Only the heatpipes and base plate are copper, but I assume this was done to keep costs and weight down. I suspect Thermaltake avoided the proven direct-touch heatpipe method for the same cost-saving reasons.
Installation was a breeze, only requiring the installation of two mounting brackets using the four supplied screws.
Conclusion: As computers get more and more powerful with each advance in computing technology, it is inevitable that the thermal envelope is continually being pushed to higher levels. For this reason, there will always be a large market for aftermarket CPU cooling. But just when you think only the biggest and loudest coolers can effectively cool the latest and greatest overclocked quad core processors, Thermaltake comes in with the Silent 1156 heatsink (Yes, that's literally the...
Excerpt: For an i7-compatible cooler, Thermaltake's Silent 1156 is a compact beast, with a svelte fin stack that's smaller that the 9cm fan housing. It's main rivals are the well established CoolerMaster Hyper 101 and Arctic Cooling's Freezer 7 Pro (see a theme with these names?).
Summary: Thermaltake Silent 1156 оставил двоякое впечатление. С одной стороны, неплохая эффективность, тишина при работе, ровная подошва, простое крепление, отличная совместимость как с материнскими платами, так и с оперативной памятью, обладающей высокими радиаторами.
Conclusion: Silent 1156, hızaşırtma ile ilgilenmeyen ve Core i5 işlemcilerini referans tasarım soğutucuya göre daha iyi serinletmek isteyen kullanıcılara hitap ediyor. 33$'lık son kullanıcı satış fiyatı, giriş seviyesi diğer soğutucular arasında makul sayılabilir.