Coolink Silentator - The Noise Terminator - Installation, Testing and More

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Coolink Silentator - The Noise Terminator
Installation, Testing and More

Installation:

Installing this cooler onto my motherboard was no easy task. As you can see from the pictures, it takes three brackets, and 10 screws to install this heatsink onto an Intel 775 platform. I don’t know if it was required to be part of the design, but after this thing was installed, it was not going anywhere! Better to be safe than sorry when transporting your computer to any LAN. 

 Silentator Mounting Plates
Silentator Mounting Plates
Silentator Top Plates
Silentator Top Plates
Silentator Backplate
Silentator Backplate

 

Test System Specs & Info:

The hardware and software used for testing this cooler consists of the following:

  • Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 ATX Chassis
  • Gigabyte P965-DS3 Revision 1.0
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, Overclocked to 3.22 GHz
  • 4 x 1GB Micron/Crucial PC2-6400
  • e-VGA e-GeGorce 8800 GTX 768MB
  • Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 4
  • Windows XP Professional x64 SP2
  • Speedfan 4.32
  • Intel Thermal Analysis Tool 2.05
  • Zalman CNPS-9500 LED CPU Cooler

Coolink Silentator Installed
Coolink Silentator Installed


At idle temperatures, the Silentator bested the 9500, even when the 9500 was running at full speed.  The charts below confirm that even when overclocked and stressed with the Intel Thermal Analysis Tool, the Zalman can’t compete in terms of heat dissipation. This has to be the first silent cooler that I have seen that works effectively. I would have to say that this product is definitely worthy to be used for silent overclocking.

Temperatures
(Click for full sized chart)

 

Conclusion:

Once again, Noctua in combination with Coolink, have designed an awesome product.  Seeing that the fan was of a low rotation speed, I didn’t imagine that it would perform all that well when moving hot air out the system. Was I ever wrong about that? The silence that this cooler brought to my system was also a blessing. For months I have had to listen to the whining sounds of my old Zalman, no more is that a problem.

If anyone is definitely looking for a CPU cooler that is silent and performs well, the Silentator is a definite must.  I highly recommend this product for anyone that is looking to overclock their system while maintaining silence and affordability.

 

Pros:

  • Excellent performance
  • Looks stylish
  • Very well secured when installed


Cons:

  • Very hard to install
  • A bit more expensive compared to Zalman, Scythe, and Thermalright solutions

 

 

BCCHardware.com Rating
Quality:
9/10
Performance:
9/10
Installation:
5/10
Looks:
8/10
Features:
8/10
Value:
8/10
Total Score 7.8

 

I'd like to thank Coolink for sending us their Silentator for a review.  If you have any questions, comments or general feedback regarding this review, please post them in the forum at the "Comments" link below.