- Provided by: Coolink
- Platform support: Intel S775 OR AMD S939/S754 OR AMD AM2
- Type of heatsink: Tower
- Installation Type: Back Plate
- Materials: Aluminum, Copper, Heat Pipes
- Fan Support: 2x120mm (one included)
- Extra’s: Fan Controller
- Average Selling Price: ~€40
We have tested Coolink products in the past, their first entrees were low noise fans which proved popular in Europe. We also saw the Coolink fans included with some of the Noctua heatsinks
, so it was not much of a surprise to see the design of the first Coolink CPU heatsink to resemble that of the Noctua NH-U 12.
Dubbed the “Silentator” the name is in line with Hollywood’s “Terminator”, but can it eliminate the competition?
These are the specifications given by Coolink:Heatsink Dimension: 153mm (H) x 60mm (D) x 126mm (W)
Weight (with fan): 640g
Fan size: 120 Coolink SWiF-1202
Bearing: Double Ball
In the platform support section we bolded the OR part since the Silentator is not sold with all mounting material, only with the kit you selected. This does limit compatibility if you intend to upgrade to another platform, as you’ll have to spend a little extra afterwards to obtain the correct mounting gear.
Inside the box of the Silentator you’ll find the mounting kit of your choice (S775 in our case), a fan controller (low setting: 8v, high setting: 12v), a fancy case badge, thermal paste, 4 fan clips and installation manual.
The other platform kits include this mounting gear:
The Silentator is quite large seen from the front, the aluminum fins cover the size of a 120mm fan and their design at the edges is grilled to increase surface area. You can also see 2 rubber strips which help reduce fan vibration when the 120mm fan is in place:
Lying on its side you can see that the unit is less deep, there are 3 copper heat pipes (the Noctua NH-U 12 has four)
The copper base has an excellent finishing, lapped but not polished:
Coolink included 4 fan mounting clips, so you can installed 2 fans on the Silentator, however these clips can only be used with open bridge fans, our GlobalWin NCB reference fan could not be installed with these clips; so we used elastic bands to secure our other fans.
Installed and ready to cool down the hot Intel CPU: