SilentiumPC Fera 3 RGB Review 11

SilentiumPC Fera 3 RGB Review

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Introduction


SilentiumPC was founded back in 2007 in Warsaw, Poland, with their first product on the market being their Zephyr fan. Since then, they have moved on from such humble origins to end up winning Benchmark.pl's Manufacturer of the Year award in 2012. With their continued dedication to improving on and expanding their product lines, which include fans, CPU coolers, cases, and even power supplies, SilentiumPC has slowly grown with their commitment to quality and performance per dollar leading the way. It feels like it is only a matter of time before they expand outside of Europe.


In today's review, I will cover the SilentiumPC Fera 3 RGB HE1224 tower cooler. Much like its predecessor, the Fera 2, this design is comprised of a simple single-tower heatsink that receives heat via four heat pipes and has been equipped with a single 120 mm RGB fan. However, it differs from the previous design in some fundamental ways. It features an offset design for better memory compatibility along with a new heat-pipe arrangement for optimized heat transfer. While the specifications remain similar, the new model has been tweaked to a significant degree. It will be interesting to see how it holds up against other entry-level offerings as SilentiumPC's Fera 3 RGB HE1224 is the most affordable RGB-equipped heatsink I have encountered at just €36.90, which is about $34.00.

Specifications
MANUFACTURER:SilentiumPC
MODEL:Fera 3 RGB HE1224
SOCKET SUPPORT:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011, LGA2066
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM4
HEATSINK:Material: Aluminium (Fins)
Copper (Heat pipes)
Dimensions: 125 mm x 78 mm x 155 mm
Heat pipes: Ø6 mm - 4 pcs
Weight: 647 g
FAN:Model: Sigma Pro RGB 120 MM
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 500 - 1600 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 52.0 CFM (max)
Fan Noise: Not listed dBA
FEATURES:Bright RGB LED lighting
Ultra silent operation
Three lighting modes including: Breathing, Fixed Color, and Rainbow
Nano RGB controller allows for LED control independent from the motherboard
Compatible with motherboard RGB sync software from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI
WARRANTY:Two years
MSRP:$34.00/€36.90
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