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 Post subject: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:39 am 
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Been suggested a Thermaltake NiC F3 for either...
- Intel Core i5 4670K - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Core i5-3570K Processor(6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)

How'd be that?

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 Post subject: Re: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:41 am 
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At what price? I suppose this is where a value assessment begins.

Thermaltake is not a company normally associated with quiet computing. In fact if there is any company around that would not be recommended on this forum, it's most likely to be Thermaltake! They might advertise everything as 16dB and 'whisper quiet' but they must have been holding their SPL metre in a different room, or quite possibly a different country.

I know nothing about their NiC F3 but would be sceptical of any dB claims they make and suggest you look into performance reviews a little more. A fan swap might help if the fan supplied is not quiet enough but this would add a little cost and then it's more about the cooling performance of the heatsink itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:56 am 
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I have bought some thermaltake fans on past (like 10 years ago) and they were meh, i think thier cases are ok, their FRIO cooler was a good perfomer but for quiet i wouldnt god with thermaltake.

If you are looking for CPU cooler,

Cheap / Good performance: Coolermaster 212 EVO, Xigmatek 1283
Good Value / Great perfomance: Thermalright HR02 Macho, Scythe Mugen 3/4
Expensive / Top Performers: Thermalright Silver Arrow SBE, Noctua NH-D14, Prolimatech Genesis, Phantek PH-TC14PE

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 Post subject: Re: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:20 am 
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T K wrote:
How'd be that?

The mounting system seems to be similar to Noctua's, so you can install the backplate mountings and cooler separately. Which is not too bad. Cooling capability is probably limited by it having only three 6mm heat-pipes. The fan is PWM and seems to be a completely standard generic item. However with a speed range of 800 to 1600 rpm it's not likely to be quiet at any speed. A swap to any open framed 120mm fan of your choice is possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:38 am 
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Greetings, my friends!


Thank you all!

NiC F3 is advertised with...
Quote:
Noise 18.0~ 30.2 dBA


Abula wrote:
If you are looking for CPU cooler,

Cheap / Good performance: Coolermaster 212 EVO, Xigmatek 1283
Good Value / Great perfomance: Thermalright HR02 Macho, Scythe Mugen 3/4
Expensive / Top Performers: Thermalright Silver Arrow SBE, Noctua NH-D14, Prolimatech Genesis, Phantek PH-TC14PE
Would...
- Noctua NH-C12P SE14 - Processor cooler - ( Socket 775, Socket 1156, Socket 1155&1150, Socket AM2, Socket AM2+, Socket 1366, Socket AM3 ) - aluminium with copper base - 140 mm
do recommendably, too?

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 Post subject: Re: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Ever cared to look at the "recommended heatsink" list?


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