Friday, February 21st 2014

Thermaltake Announces the NiC Series CPU Coolers

Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units announces the most innovative product, NiC Series CPU Coolers. Incorporating the latest proprietary technology, Thermaltake introduces to the world the all new NiC series in 2014 (L31/L32), inspired from its name "non-interference cooler", fully compatible with RAM of all kinds, ideally for power users who fill their RAM slots with taller high-end overclocked RAM. This also brings the air cooler industry another level towards silence, performance and compatibility.

Uninterrupted New Standard
NiC L31/ NiC L32 solves the problem that high performance RAM and CPU coolers cannot co-exist in the past, it achieves the best RAM clearance allowing user to install high end overclock RAM with coolers with ease.

Enhanced Airflow
Three solid Φ 8 mm Direct Contact Heat-pipes conduct the heat effectively, support up to 160 W (L32:180 W). This ensures the best possible heat dissipation performance conducting heat effectively.

Competent design
Opening on the fins are designed not only for its distinctive looks but also for performance. The opening of the top fin extends to the opening of the bottom fin creating an even dissipation surface.

Low profile PWM fan
The slim-looking fan frame is designed to avoid interference with other components on the motherboard achieving a low total height of only 140 mm (L32:160 mm). Spin speed from 500 - 1800 rpm automatically. Additional fan can be added.

NiC Series, the all new CPU air cooler design which features a slim tower side flow design, low profile PWM Fan, efficiently optimizes cooling performance while allowing optimized compatibility with RAM of all kinds and also enabling the user to adjust the fan speed more conveniently.

For more details on the Thermaltake NiC Series Coolers information please visit:
NiC L31: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002246
NiC L32: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002247
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12 Comments on Thermaltake Announces the NiC Series CPU Coolers

#1
Xzibit
Anyone have any experience with these NIC models?

I like that they are not bulky and wont extend over the memory slots. Are they any good or just a stock HSF replacement?
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#2
Jorge
I'm sure they are good based on the design but how good compared to the top tower models can only be determined via accurate lab testing by reputable review sites.
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micropage7
so far the cooler and the fan looks pretty good, then just waiting for reviews :toast::toast:
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#4
ohyouknow
Though they were probably not intended for ITX motherboards. I find it a bit ironic that when I tried to mount the NiC (Non-interference cooler) F3 onto my A88X Wifi the top mounting bracket blocked access to the first DIMM slot. Hopefully this revision doesn't have the same issue.
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micropage7
by: ohyouknow
Though they were probably not intended for ITX motherboards. I find it a bit ironic that when I tried to mount the NiC (Non-interference cooler) F3 onto my A88X Wifi the top mounting bracket blocked access to the first DIMM slot. Hopefully this revision doesn't have the same issue.
really? but you can move the fan to the back so you can use 1st memory slot
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#6
Devon68
I like this. The only concern I have is that my case can take coolers up to 160 mm and in this article it says the heatsink dimensions are 160mm for the height. Does the 160mm height include the tips of the heatpipes or only the heatsink?
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Xzibit
by: Devon68
I like this. The only concern I have is that my case can take coolers up to 160 mm and in this article it says the heatsink dimensions are 160mm for the height. Does the 160mm height include the tips of the heatpipes or only the heatsink?
Probably with the tips.

NiC L31 is 140mm (H)
NiC F4 is 155mm (H)
NiC F3 is 152mm (H)
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ohyouknow
by: micropage7
really? but you can move the fan to the back so you can use 1st memory slot
The mounting bracket that you attach the crossbar to covers the DIMM slot. The fan and heatsink are fine its just the mounting brackets they provided are optimized for Intel.
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#9
mikeangs2004
I have the Nic C5. It's clumsy construction and not fully non-interference. It might free the RAM slot but it totally blocks the top PCI-E x1 slot on the Asus Z87-Deluxe motherboard.
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Xzibit
by: mikeangs2004
I have the Nic C5. It's clumsy construction and not fully non-interference. It might free the RAM slot but it totally blocks the top PCI-E x1 slot on the Asus Z87-Deluxe motherboard.
Not many in depth reviews online about them

How is the cooling on it with your chip?
Can you replace the fans with better ones easily?
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mikeangs2004
by: Xzibit
Not many in depth reviews online about them

How is the cooling on it with your chip?
Can you replace the fans with better ones easily?
I have read on some reviews w/ benchmarks that cooling is fairly decent, even better than low end corsair liquid coolers. I think the whole non-clearance fan mechanism is non-standard.
Also, the non-clearance probably will not work some mobo's such as Biostar TZ77XE4
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#12
Mr.Scott
The only difference between the first versions and the second, other than cosmetic, is the new slim fans. They're decent coolers. I reviewed the first version NiC 3. Performance was roughly the same as a 212+. The bigger Nic's performance was similar to most all of the competitions equal coolers. The big selling feature on these is the 'not blocking ram slots' feature. There will be some boards that will test this though. Not all boards adhere to the same design specs.
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