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Non-Interference Cooling Design
U-shape heatpipe design for optimal cooling
Low Profile 120mm PWM Fan
Compatible with Intel/AMD Platforms
2 Year Warranty
The Thermaltake NiC Series L31 CPU Cooler adds to the mainstream product line with non-interface cooling space for high-end RAM with advancement towards silence, performance and compatibility. Ideal for power users looking for proper air cooling, the NiC L31 solves the problem of tall RAM heatsinks to achieve the best RAM clearance allowing users to install with ease. Combine with cooling support up to 160W, PWM support and long life sleeve bearing design, cool with confidence from Thermaltake using the NiC L31 CPU cooler.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The big selling point for this heat sink is its relatively narrow profile allowing for RAM heat sinks with silly profiles. This it seems to do well while providing decent cooling, however you'll need to get in/out of your case a few times at first to really get the fan speed adjusted right unless you can find a crack to dangle the controller out of. The higher RPM settings are hilariously loud and at those settings this thing can move a frightening volume of air.
Installation for LGA1150 boards is simple enough although the plastic support plate installed on the rear of the motherboard is a bit worrisome given the huge amount of force required to secure the bracket that holds the sink itself onto the whole affair - I mean more in the long-term sense like three years down the road when the bracket has been exposed to countless on/off heat cycles and physical stress. As for securing the actual sink an extra millimeter or two of threading on those final screws would've been a...
PROS this heat sink system does pretty good i have lowered my temps from 40-50C to 20-30C on my LGA1150 intel i7 4790k at 4.0ghz!
it looks nice and does well under overclocking (from 4.0ghz to 4.5ghz)
please read other reviews prior to my cons (i have fixes and work arounds)
i understand that they have to save money some where..
but damn someone somewhere bureaucrated the s*** out of some things on this.
the only issues i have with the installation is the plastic screw on spacers, three didnt strip the forth did. personally instead of saving a few bucks thermaltake should have went with a plastic spacer with brass threaded inserts. i opted to dremel out the threads and put in one side then the other. just poor engineering in my mind.
another thing i have issue with is how the fan set up is, its two fans tied together in to a Y connection with a potentiometer tied in. this doesnt bode well for the...
Pros tower cooler multiple heat-pipes included speed controllable fans (pwm but have to hack it a bit) removable fans
Cons fans wired as one 3pin fans aren't that good in first place
If you have extra PWM fan connectors just know that the blue wire is the pwm and the yellow/green wire is the rpm sens (red is +V black is GND)
IMHO they should have just supplied an adapter to convert the fans down to one 3/4pin fan with an in-line pot..
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