SilentiumPC surprised us with the new generation of its in-house processor coolers. The Polish company presented Fera 5 and Fera 5 Dual Fan, two new options to prevent the CPU from overheating. In doing so, the PC experts seem to have made some commendable innovations. Besides an asymmetrical design of the heatsink, a reduced noise level is also said to be on the credit side. The latter is supposed to be made possible by a revised PWM axial fan.
The product portfolio is growing
The Polish hardware expert is positioning itself more and more broadly. Thus, SilentiumPC’s product portfolio has been growing more and more in recent years. After all, the company has long since ceased to manufacture only cases and power supplies. Processor coolers have also been part of the manufacturer’s product variety for a few years now. The Fera 5 is now the latest representative in the CPU cooler ranks. Fortunately, SilentiumPC has made some revisions to the new cooling option. Thus, the cooler should not only be more powerful, but on top of that, it should have a lower noise level.
SilentiumPC revises heatsink and fan
Revisions to the heatsink and the fan are supposed to provide for more performance and less “noise”. That the Poles were extremely industrious here can already be seen in the design. This has been heavily revised and is now asymmetrical. The reason for this is, among other things, the goal of achieving a unidirectional airflow.
The manufacturer emphasizes that the dimensions of the Fera 5 should be very compact. This benefits in that the CPU cooler has no unwanted contact with the RAM modules. SilentiumPC uses 56 fins and provides the aluminum cooler with four copper heatpipes.
A highlight of the CPU cooler is the special fan. SilentiumPC relies on the Fluctus 120 PWM axial fan, which is supposed to provide effective heat dissipation. The heart of the fan are the serrated fan blades. These are not only supposed to ensure a high airflow. On top of that, the special design of the blades ensures low-noise operation. Speeds between 300 and 1,800 rpm are possible with this one.
As the name suggests, the Fera 5 Dual Fan comes with two of the powerful fans. SilentiumPC seems to have become aware of the criticisms of the predecessor. Finally, the manufacturer revises a major shortcoming in the Fera 5, which burdened users of the predecessor. Since the CPU cooler now consists of fewer individual parts, it is also less prone to errors. Installation is also supposed to be easier now. With this pleasing design decision, the overall contact pressure of the cooler is said to have improved. The compatibility of the Fera 5 is also something to behold. Thus, the CPU cooler is compatible with the common sockets from Intel and AMD.
Prices and availability
Those who decide to buy the Fera 5 or Fera 5 Dual Fan will also receive a tube of thermal paste (Pactum PT-3) in the scope of delivery, in addition to the CPU cooler itself. The version with one fan starts at an MSRP of 25.90 euros. SilentiumPC charges a slight surcharge for the alternative with two fans with an MSRP of 32.90 Euro.