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In this review we will be looking at a new heatsink from Thermaltake designed for the 1156 Lynnfield processor called the Silent 1156. As the name suggests this heatsink is designed to be extremely quiet and only comes with mounting hardware for the 1156.
The Silent 1156 is a heatpipe tower design that comes with a single 90mm fan with tapered edges. The tapered edge gives the fan a larger intake surface area for increased fan performance and reduced noise.
Cooler construction consists of a brushed copper base with aluminum top plate which doubles as the primary mounting plate for the OEM style retention clips. The whole assembly is held together with 4 tiny screws.