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Thermaltake Silent 1156
5.7 out of 10

Thermaltake Silent 1156

Supports Intel® processor Socket LGA1156 2pcs Φ8mm Heat Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Great cooler

Adam S., Newegg
15 September 2011
  • Summary: Fit really well on my Gigabyte z68xp-ud3. The only real negative I can think of is the mounting system. Yes it made mounting the cooler extremely easy, but I'd rather have screws holding down the plate than a little plastic bracket push pin.
  • Pros: Silent Very easy to install Good cooling (45 degree under load, stock setting) Great value
  • Cons: Stock Intel brackets, though easy to install, are not as stable, break easily, and hard to confirm sometimes if they are installed correctly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job, but not silent in my experience

Peter L., Newegg
28 August 2011
  • Pros: Temps dropped substantially from the useless cooler supplied by Intel.
  • Cons: I hear the thing, but that may be because I have a system that's geared for very quiet operation. So while it may be designed to be noiseless, in my system it's not silent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great HSF for one-time use

Abraham K., Newegg
6 August 2011
  • Pros: Keeps temps in the low 30's, and installation is literally a snap.
  • Cons: The push-pin design means that re-installation of this HSF is not an option. Once the pins have been engaged, even if uninstalled properly, the HSF pins will never engage properly again.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Product

Jamil S., Newegg
16 June 2011
  • Summary: All in all I am pretty happy with this cooler. Just built a new rig 45 days ago. Goals were: Reliable (most important), fast, good bang for the buck, 16 gb RAM, silent and all able to run on a 500 watts PSU.
  • Pros: Silent. Good cooling. Thermaltek brand. Long warranty. Affordable. Relatively small. Fits well on a p8p67 system with 16 gb of ram (using all 4 dimms).
  • Cons: Not that much better in cooling than stock fan - However, WAY less noisy than stock.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a fan, not stock

Andrew L., Newegg
22 April 2011
  • Summary: It keeps my i7 870 bellow 35 at all times
  • Pros: -Works well -Not so big -VERY easy to assemble -great for first-timers -cools well for what it costs
  • Cons: -only OK cooling, don't expect to do any CRAZY OCs with this fan. I'd recommend it to someone who wants either swappable CPUs, or running a MILD OC. -the included thermal paste.... just get arctic 5 already
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

michael w., Newegg
30 March 2011
  • Pros: Easy to install, mind you, i hadn't actually installed a cpu fan since the days before the change over to the new clip method.
  • Cons: The clips didn't clip as easily as the default fans.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty quiet

Jay F., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Summary: I didn't trust the thermal grease it came with. Picked up the leading aftermarket brand, and I'm sure that tube will last a long time.
  • Pros: Not a bad price at $25, quieter than the stock CPU fan from Intel.
  • Cons: Not silent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice

David T., Newegg
14 February 2011
  • Pros: Silent Keeps my quad core i5 running at 29 degrees c. Good value.
  • Cons: Be careful when plugging it in. The posts may not engage completely. If it doesn't it wont keep your processor cool
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Overall 8
8.0

90% top quality

simon n., Newegg
9 January 2011
  • Summary: this cpu cooler would of been a very nice item if it was not for the snap on fan brackets. i had to apply lots of force to get in the last one. i was worried about breaking the mobo
  • Pros: top quality copper heat sink with nice fan/low noise. the fan power cable is secure not like what the other reviews say.
  • Cons: plastic pins to snap on the fan with brackets. there is a big removable tag on the power cable which can get in the way of the fan. if you remove this cable, you void the warranty.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it has to do

Denis A., Newegg
6 January 2011
  • Summary: Tight fit in my Antec 902 case with a side fan installed.
  • Pros: Bought that thing with the intention of slightly OC my core i5 750 CPU and it foes what I've expected it to do. Cool CPU under the usages I do (mainly gaming) and it does it quietly enough.
  • Cons: None
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