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    Default Thermaltake NiC C4 CPU cooler

    Introduction We all probably know the name Thermaltake. They’ve been around for quite some time now and make cases, power supplies, GPU coolers, CPU coolers, and a ton of cool accessories. They’ve been taking the CPU cooler market by storm in recent years with their Frio line of coolers. They recently released their Water 2.0 series of AiO cooling systems as well. Their latest entry into the CPU cooler market is the NiC series which consists of four models – the F3, F4, C5 and the cooler we’ll be looking at today – the C4. NiC stands for non-interference cooling*and the main goal was to provide performance and maximum RAM compatibility. Let’s review the NiC C4 sample that Thermaltake sent us!

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    Default Re: Thermaltake NiC C4 CPU cooler

    Good review Will, great photos !

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    Default Re: Thermaltake NiC C4 CPU cooler

    Nice review Will thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Thermaltake NiC C4 CPU cooler

    Great review Will.

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    Thanks for this review. When one owns the article already, it makes it all the more interesting to compare notes.

    So, Just a little added info for you....

    I have one of these fitted to an MSI X79A-GD45 8D. On the X79 platform there seems to be no issue with the 1st pcie slot. As they have designed it to be this way then it fits with clearance to both sides for ram of any height.

    If I had to run the fans at full speed they would have to go...but as I am only running an E5-26xx xeon @ 2.5, 1000rpm is enough to keep the cores in low 40's under load which is around 20° above ambient at max.

    I would recommend this one for anyone, especially a newb, on an X79 build as the mounting kit is simple and I love the way the fans fit into the shroud... it doesn't get any simpler. They should have put more thought into the fan speed control though, on that I have to agree.
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    Nice review Will. That's one thing i always hated about Thermaltake cpu coolers. instead of 4pin pwm fans they use 3pin fans with speed knobs. Mounting wise i still say the CM Hyper 212 Evo have the easiest mounting system to me.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Great review Will and very well covered
    and some good pics to go with it

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    Great review Will!

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    Default Re: Thermaltake NiC C4 CPU cooler

    Well I've noticed that my Biostar board seems to have the RAM a little closer to the socket than some other boards, and some other boards also have a regular PCI as the first slot so in many cases it won't matter. I had an older Tt cooler (The Big Typhoon Pro 14) which also used this VR knob. The upside is if you disconnect the VR knob it defaults to full speed and the three-pin connector means you can use it with any fan controller (which I did with that cooler - NZXT Sentry 2)

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