Product on Review: NiC C5
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Thermaltake
Street Price: £50 At time of review)
The push for bigger and better CPU coolers and the pursuit for faster memory kits have both worked against each other in recent times since all of these wants cause one major problem – clearance. Big CPU coolers have typically dominated memory slots on the motherboard causing certain, taller memory kits to be unusable. This particular aspect of system building is a concern for many enthusiasts, component compatibility is of utmost importance – especially with no prior knowledge/experience of certain hardware. Today we look to a product which hopes to solve this problem but will a compromise on size drastically affect performance?
Today we will be taking a close look at Thermaltake’s new NiC C5 CPU cooler which is a large CPU cooler avoiding the problems caused by tall memory interference. Covered in an eye-catching shroud, the C5 also comes with a handy fan speed controller knob to help manage noise and performance in a bid to give the end user the choice between better thermals or lower noise.
Thermaltake on their NiC C5
Incorporating the proprietary technology, all new Thermaltake NiC series ( lineup consists of the F3, F4, C4, and C5 ), the new CPU cooler series with non-interference cooling space for the ram and motherboard area, the advancement towards silence, performance and compatibility. Fully compatible with RAM of all kinds, ideally for power users to fill their RAM slots with high-end overclocked RAM.