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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 09 October 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q3 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Geminii S
Cooler Master V8
Coolink Silentator
Evercool Transformer 6
OCZ Gladiator Max
Thermaltake V14 Pro
Vantec AeroFlow FX 120
Xigmatek Apache EP-CD901
Xigmatek HDT-S1284
Zalman CNPS9300 AT
Zaward Gyre ZCJ010
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best of Q3 2008 Conclusion

Coolink Silentator

The Silentator's mission is simple: to cool... and to do it silently! Employing 3 high-performance dual heat-pipes, an optimised fin-design and a SWiF-1202 quality fan, the Silentator achieves first-class cooling performance at a minimum noise of only 14dB(A). For the Silentator, Coolink could build on the basis of Noctua's much acclaimed Ultra-Low-Noise coolers, which are manufactured in Coolink's factories and earned more than 100 recommendations and awards from international websites and magazines. The Silentator also employs their professional SecuFirmTMmounting system. Thanks to the use of 3 high-performance Dual-Heatpipes, the performance-optimized design of the cooling fins and a SWiF-1202 quality fan, the Silentator achieves outstanding cooling performance. At the same time, the noise emission of the SWiF-1202 can be reduced to a mere 14dB(A) using the supplied PCI-bracket fan controller. As a result, the Silentator is suited not only for harsh overclocking, but also for real Silent-PCs!


Many enthusiasts are familiar with Noctua, however not so many people have heard of their offshoot company Coolink. The construction appears extremely familiar to the Noctua NH-U12P design, with exception being the higher-output cooling fan. A copper base is attached to three full-length copper heat-pipes that are arranged into the popular "U" design. A tall stack of 37 aluminum fins attach themselves to the symmetric array of six heat-pipe ends.

The Coolink mounting system is identical to Noctua's, and replaces the Intel clip system with a high-pressure spring-loaded bolt-through kit.


SILENTATOR-AM2 Specifications

  • 3 high-performance Dual-Heat-Pipes
  • 37 Aluminium-Fins with a surface area of more than 3500cm²
  • Soldered joints for optimal heat-transfer
  • Original SWiF-1202 quality fan with high precision double ball bearing
  • Adjustable between 14 and 24dB(A)
  • Tool-free fan-mount including anti-vibration strips
  • Original SecuFirm mounting system*
  • Can be turned by 90° for optimal positioning and compatibility
  • 36 months warranty


About the company: Coolink / Kolink International

Coolink is a brand of the Kolink International Corporation and stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. Coolink - the direct link to affordable high-end cooling! Kolink International Corporation is a cooling specialist established in 1996 and well known among industry insiders. Throughout the years, Kolink designed and manufactured many top-performing heat-sinks under various brand names that succeeded in international markets. An experienced R&D team and ultra-modern production plants in Taiwan ensure continuous progress, efficient manufacturing conditions and strict quality standards.

Kolink's retail brand Coolink stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. While Coolink held a strong presence in the Asian market ever since the late 90ies, it was not until 2005 that the brand was introduced to the European market on a large scale. After the launch of in late 2005, Coolink quickly became a well recognized brand for high-quality cooling components in Europe too.


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