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Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable Cool CPU Cooler Review - Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable Cool CPU Cooler

Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable Cool CPU Cooler Review
Tired of your cooler conflicting with the memory, mounting, video cards, and even the 8-pin? Thermaltake has a solution to all your CPU cooling woes.
| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 22, 2013 5:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable Cool CPU Cooler

 

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From the front of the NiC C5, most noticeable is the bright red fan in the center of this tower. The black and red is a nice color setup that will match most motherboard offerings, and I like the chunky design of the shroud to give this cooler some aesthetic charm over a basic tower cooler.

 

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The side view shows that the shrouds wrap around and block off the front section and the back section of the cooler to help direct airflow. In the middle, where the aluminum is bent to support the fins, there is a small area where air can escape, but this is mostly a closed design.

 

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Looking at the back of the cooler, you see it is exactly as the front of the cooler looked, just this time the fan is exhausting from the cooler rather than blowing in to it.

 

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I took this shot on a slight angle so you could see how the pair of clips for the shrouds locks over the edges of the cooler, and is also a reason the middle of the sides was left open on the cooler body.

 

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The top of the cooler has both halves of the shroud meeting in the middle, and it lines up well. There are cut outs to allow a look at the heat pipes protruding from the top of the fins, and two gold plates with the NiC C5 naming to look at as well.

 

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Lifting the clips on the side of the cooler allows both shrouds to simply pull off the cooler body. Something to keep in mind is that the fans wiring is tied together so don't go too far with one fan without addressing the other as well.

 

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To hold the fans into the shroud, there is a pressure tab in each corner. These don't actually "clip" the fan in place, but rather just "hold" the fans in. This allows for them to be easily removed without needing to pull the shroud for mounting, cleaning, or just replacing the fans if you wish to.

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