In this review, we'll take a look at a quite unique processor cooler. Microplex
is a Norwegian online store specializing in overclocking and modding equipmet, but just recently, they decided to go their own way and make their own CPU cooler. After searching high and low for the right heatsink they ended up with one of Coolinks
models. They got an engineering sample, suggested a few improvements and the result after many months of planning and testing is the Silent Twin -- a very silent, yet very effective high-end CPU cooler. The cooler was developed in cooperation with the Danish company Studiedata
and the German Papst
What's so special about this cooler is the combination of noiselevel and performance. Yes, you get low noise heatsinks, but they lack cooling capacity, and you get high-performance coolers, but they sound worse than a Boeing at take-off.
But the question that still remains un-answered is: Does it live up to the manufacturers promises, and is it good enough for high-end users or even overclockers?
Let's take a look at the specifications, shall we?
Size heatsink: 67 x 66 x 69mm (LxWxH)
Size total: 95 x 66 x 69mm
Materials: Aluminum with copper base
Fans: 2xPapst 612F/2L (modified 612FL) 60x15mm, ~11CFM
Compatible with both AMD and Intel platforms
The MIST Silent Twin from Microplex
Smooth. That's my fist thought. A nice black cardboard box with golden letters saying "Silent Twin, The sound of silence". Nothing more. The cooler itself, which is of course much more interesting that the cardboard box, has a great finish, and the overall quality is fantastic.