Thermaltake's $25 Contac Silent 12 heatsink for Ryzen

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 14, 2017 - 03:15 PM |
Tagged: thermaltake, Contac Silent 12, ryzen, AM4, amd, heatsink, air cooler

Thermaltake has a new cooler for those planning a Ryzen build on a budget, or for quiet system builds.  The Contac Silent 12 is a mere 153x12x100.3mm in size, with the fan attached, and weighs a paltry 700g however it is capable of almost matching the performance of AMD's Wraith cooler while operating at a noticeably quieter level.  In addition to the heatsink you will find a 'low-noise cable' which changes the fans RPM span from 500-1500 RPM to 400-1100 RPM however in their tests The Tech Report found it had little effect on the noise produced by a system under load.  See the full results here.

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"Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 relies on an established design and a simple mounting system to get AMD Socket AM4 builders up and running as quickly as possible. We tested this cooler at stock and overclocked speeds to see how it stacks up for just $25."

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July 14, 2017 | 03:28 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Another example of Wraith's quality. On the other hand this is a decent cooler for $25.

July 14, 2017 | 04:04 PM - Posted by CNote

Nice its not a random fan size too

July 15, 2017 | 02:48 AM - Posted by Chiseled Badger (not verified)

Thermalfake = Evil
Don't buy Thermaltake

July 15, 2017 | 08:56 AM - Posted by Mobile_Dom

I think AMD did a good job with AM4. the default bracket on the motherboard has support for the AM3+ retention clips, and if you have one that replaces the bracket you need a new one. Most lower end coolers are retention clip ones meaning that people don't have to change anything, and most cooler manufacturers are offering AM4 brackets for their more expensive ones.

July 21, 2017 | 04:56 AM - Posted by RealExascale (not verified)

Would rather have the wraith or anything that isnt thermalfake.

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