SilentiumPC Fera 5 & Fera 5 Dual Fan Review 19

SilentiumPC Fera 5 & Fera 5 Dual Fan Review

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Introduction

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SilentiumPC initially got its start in 2007. The Polish company has come a long way since then. They started small with the release of their "Zephyr" fan. From those humble origins, they have expanded, earning numerous awards along the way. From the humble start offering a single fan, the company's products now include fans, CPU coolers, cases, power supplies, and all-in-one liquid coolers. With consistent value-focused designs, they continue to grow, and it will as such be interesting to see where they go from here.


In today's review, I will be looking at the SilentiumPC Fera 5 and Fera 5 Dual Fan. While the coolers are essentially the same, with the latter having a second fan, more airflow does typically mean better performance. However, since both coolers share the same design and features, I will cover both in this review. Suffice it to say, I am quite intrigued since the company backs these coolers with six-year warranties. Considering the budget nature of the designs, it makes me think there may be more to these than expected at first glance.

Specifications
Manufacturer:SilentiumPC
Model:Fera 5
Socket Support:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200
LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2011-3, and LGA2066
AMD: FM1. FM2. FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and AM4
Heatsink:Material: Aluminium (fins + base)
Copper (heat pipes + base)
Dimensions: 155 x 127 x 77 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 4 pcs
Weight: 555 g
Fan:Model: Fluctus 120 PWM
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 300–1800 RPM
Fan Airflow: Not listed
Fan Noise: Not listed
Features:Asymmetrical heatsink for maximum performance
Direct touch heat pipes
Easy mounting system
Semi-passive fans
6 year warranty
Warranty:Six years
MSRP:$26.90 (€27.90)

Specifications
Manufacturer:SilentiumPC
Model:Fera 5 Dual Fan
Socket Support:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1200
LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2011-3, and LGA2066
AMD: FM1. FM2. FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and AM4
Heatsink:Material: Aluminium (fins + base)
Copper (heat pipes + base)
Dimensions: 155 x 127 x 77 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 4 pcs
Weight: 665 g
Fan:Model: 2x Fluctus 120 PWM
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 300–1800 RPM
Fan Airflow: Not listed
Fan Noise: Not listed
Features:Asymmetrical heatsink for maximum performance
Direct touch heat pipes
Easy mounting system
Dual semi-passive fans
6 year warranty
Warranty:Six years
MSRP:$31.90 (€32.90)

Packaging


In terms of the packaging design and visual elements, both coolers come in very similar boxes. Both have an image of the respective cooler on front. A quick look at the left side gives us all the necessary information on either cooler via the detailed specifications table. Below said specifications are the supported sockets including pretty much everything released by AMD and Intel for the last decade or more, with only AMD's TR4 having been left out. Moving on, the same 220-watt TDP between both coolers remains despite an extra fan. A look at the back of the box results in an overview of the two cooler's various features. A quick scan of them shows both use the same Fluctus 120 mm fan with extended PWM ranges and an optional semi-passive mode. Other than that, the only difference, as noted previously, is that one comes with an additional fan.


A quick look at the right side just shows a wrap-around of the image on the front, and the top just has the SilentiumPC logo. Other than that, there's not much else to see here.

Contents


Both coolers come secured in a simple box with fans and accessory boxes filling in the gaps. A small piece of foam sits on the bottom inside to protect the base. Overall protection is pretty lackluster, but considering this is a budget-focused offering, I don't expect the same style of packaging as I would from, say, a $200 AIO or $100 top-tier air cooler.


While many companies have dropped support for Intel's LGA775 and AMD's older sockets, SilentiumPC has not. The only socket not supported is AMD's TR4; other than that, this cooler will work on all major mainstream sockets seen over the last 10–15 years.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Fan clips
  • 4x Backplate nuts
  • 4x Backplate nut clips
  • 4x Standoffs
  • 4x LGA20XX standoffs
  • 4x Mounting bracket screws
  • 1x Universal mounting bracket
  • 1x Intel backplate
  • 1x Tube thermal paste
  • 1x Heatsink
  • 1x 120 mm Fluctus PWM fan (2x for the Dual Fan version)
  • 1x Instruction manual
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