Thermaltake Silent 1156 CPU Cooler Review

So you’re looking at building a new PC and you’re looking for a better than stock cooling heatsink for your Socket LGA 1156 CPU in a current build? With not very much to choose from other than the higher end CPU coolers, the Thermaltake Silent 1156 CPU cooler is one of the CPU coolers you should have a look at.  Read on to learn more about it…

Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the Silent 1156 CPU Cooler to reivew.

Intel® Core i7 (Socket LGA1156)
Intel® Core i5 (Socket LGA1156)
Intel® Core i3 (Socket LGA1156)
* Supports All CPUs up to 95W TDP
Heatsink Dimension:
110(L)x72 (W)x140 (H)mm
4.33 (L) x2.84 (W) x5.51 (H) inch
Heatsink Material: Copper Base&Aluminum Fins
Heatpipe: Φ 8 mm (x2)
Fan Dimension: Ø 92 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 800 ~ 1,700 RPM
Noise Level: 22 dBA
Max. Air Flow: 36.2 CFM
Max. Air Pressure: 1.22 mmH2O
Power Connector: 4-Pins (PWM)
Rated Voltage: 12 V
Started Voltage: 7 V
Rated Current: 0.12 A
Power Input: 1.44 W
MTBF: 50,000 Hours
Weight: 382g

Thermaltake Silent 1156 comes in a nice retail box. On the front of the box, it has a picture of the cooler with what socket it is and also states it has 8mm heatpipes.  While looking at the back of the box you have; a list of features, an operation diagram, and pictures with dimensions of the heatsink.

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After pulling the heatsink out of the box, you will have the heatsink, a manual with details stating how to assemble it and the hardware which includes two mounting brackets for each side, along with four screws to mount the bracket to the heatsink and Thermaltake thermal paste within a syringe. Here are some pictures of the heatsink outside of the retail packaging.

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