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Thermaltake NiC C5 (CLP0608) 120mm Untouchable CPU Cooler

  • 1000-2000RPM
  • 99.1 CFM
  • Aluminum Fins
  • cu base
  • Copper Heatpipes

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Untouchable cool

No matter how big your RAM physically is, the Thermaltake NiC series (The lineup consists of the F3, F4, C4, and C5) CPU cooler can stay with your RAM side by side on your motherboard. That is thanks to its proprietary technology. Now your CPU cooler not only delivers superior cooling performance with a low noise level, but also offers the maximum compatibility with RAM. The Thermaltake NiC series C5 offers up to 230W cooling power.

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  • newegg Offers maximum clearance for your RAMs The new Thermaltake NiC series CPU cooler offers the maximum clearance for your RAMs after installation. Your high-end overclocked RAM now can co-exist with your high-end CPU cooler.
  • newegg Conducts heat effectively, all the way up to the aluminum fins The included thermal grease makes your CPU cooler and CPU contacted seamlessly for fast heat conduction from the CPU to the thick nickel-coated copper base. Heat is then transferred to the five F6mm "U"-shaped heat pipes, while the heat pipes transfer the heat to the aluminum fins.
  • newegg Curved Aluminum Fins In order to reduce back air resistance and maximize airflow through the aluminum fins, the aluminum fins are designed in a curved shape. The 0.4mm-thick aluminum fins also increase the overall thermal dissipation area.
  • newegg Integrated Dual 120mm VR fans The integrated dual 120mm VR fans take cooling performance a step further. All of them are contacted to an adjustable fan-speed knob, which allows you to manually adjust the fan speed from 1000 to 2000rpm. The tool-less fan mounting bracket makes installation easier.
  • newegg Universal compatibility with CPUs This CPU cooler features an all-in-one back-plate design. All accessories are included to support all the latest Intel and AMD platforms (Intel LGA 2011/1366/1155/1156/1150/775 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2).

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 2/5/2016 8:29:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cools a 9590 to about 10c at 1000rpm
good thermal paste

Cons: world's shortest fan control cable. thermal take should at-least have a option to up-sell later but as of time of review i haven't found any.
Huge I have a old Thermal take Armor case and the cooler is basically inside the 200mm fan, works but barely.
screws on the main bracket are kinda short so you have to leave everything loose before attaching to board bracket
Warranty if removed sticker on the cables has a tendency to be eaten by the fans.

Other Thoughts: would prefer a more color neutral fan, clashes with blue case motif

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  • Sean D.
  • 11/20/2015 2:56:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Value!!!

Pros: This aftermarket CPU cooler by Thermaltake is AMAZING. I was having high temperature spikes, over the summer, running a AMD stock cooler. After gaming, I was around 67C, and now after gaming, i'm sitting at a cool 30C. The cpu is AMD FX 6300 at 4.1Ghz. After hours of use, i'm getting between 17-22C. You can't beat that for 50 bucks. I am floored with the results! I almost went with liquid cooling, but you'd pay a pretty penny to pay for liquid cooling with this kind of performance. I'm running the fan between 50-75% RPM, and it's silent. Cranking the fan up all the way will make noise.

Cons: It's big. The assembly is simple, but it will require you removing the motherboard, effectively rebuilding your computer from scratch. It took me about 2-3 hours to pull everything out of the case, and put it back in. Actual install of the CPU cooler is about 15-20 minutes, and there is documentation on their website to support the exact instructions inside the box. Everything is well labeled and self explanatory, and you shouldn't have to be very mechanically inclined to accomplish this project. Also the fan control knob is on a very short cable. My recommendation is to obtain a 2 prong fan extension cable, to make for easier operations. Install it on the mobo, and then put it back in the case. The paste that came with it was dried up and unusable. I bought a tube of knock off arctic silver from a brick and mortar store for 3 bucks.

Other Thoughts: Don't try to install this in an atx case any smaller than a beefy mid tower. I have a midsize thermaltake versa-something, and the top of the Cpu cooler tower assembly is literally touching the side of the case. Very snug. Ideal for full size ATX case.

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  • Jarett B.
  • 8/13/2015 10:44:07 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps my rig cool

Pros: Huge
Cooling power X 9,000
Massive beast
Large enough to put on a hovercraft

Cons: Takes up a lot of case space

Other Thoughts: My last rig died because of overheating (I live in a hot climate). I bought this and have had no issues ever since.

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  • Bob T.
  • 7/15/2015 9:57:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt's okay, but the instructions are poor.

Pros: It works. It's quiet.

Cons: The hardware is poor quality. I had to run a die over a couple of the bolts because the plating was interfing with the nut threads, otherwise they would have cross-threaded and stripped.

And the instructions were the absolute worst I have ever seen. Fortunately, I finally found a YT video (in Spanish) where I got a clue about how to install the cooler. After that I had to used a magnifying glass to look at the tiny images on the instructions for further guidance. I'm a mechanic, machinist, and fabricator, and I had a very hard time figuring out how to install the cooler on a LGA 2011 board. I'll certainly look at cooler brands, other than Thermaltake, in the future.

Other Thoughts: It's nice how the fans easily pop out of their housing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback of our product
and would like to apologize for the negative experience thus far.
Please contact our Customer Support team at your earliest convenience if you have any more questions or concerns regarding the cooler.

Thermaltake USA
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Matthew A.
  • 7/12/2015 4:39:32 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat air cooler.

Pros: Great air cooler, comparable to some low end liquid coolers.
Keeps my i7-5930k overclocked and within reasonable temps for a 4.2GHz oc. It does not touch the high heat spreaders as the heatsink proclaims.

Cons: Although it doesn't make contact with heatspreaders on the RAM modules, it does in some cases block off part of the PCI 3.0 slots on some motherboards, I've used this heatsink several times, and on those I just grind down the plastic on one side of the heatsink.

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  • Hao-Hsi H.
  • 5/1/2015 12:56:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: Matches the color scheme that my rig is going for.

Cons: Super noisy and doesn't really cool my CPU very well. CPU temp jumps to 60's when I'm playing Farcry4 and 50's on Vindictus. Both on the highest graphics setting. And this is when the fan is on full. My brother's cpu fan cools his rig relatively well on highest graphics setting on relatively low power setting, so I don't know what the hell's wrong with this product. Super disappointed.

Other Thoughts: I have an AMD FX-8320, GTX 970, and Fatal1ty 990FX MB.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
Please take the time to contact our customer support team regarding this cooling issue.
Your CPU is rated at 125W TDP. Our cooler can support up to 230W.
We hope to dicuss troubleshooting methods in hope to locate and resolve the issue.

Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • James B.
  • 4/1/2015 2:34:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: like the looks and it doesn't block ram on my asrock killer 990fx board.

Cons: worries me that even after tightning the plate that holds the cooler to the cpu all the way down it still can be moved to the left and right with little effort,dont know if this is normal.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 3/3/2015 4:55:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsALMOST Tt Almost

Pros: They built a nice CPU cooler like how the fans mount onto the coils, I really liked how tight it was and looks was amazing. the 2 X 120mm c100cfm fans was good.

Cons: HERE we go. The built in fan control is as undesireable as the old Typhoon series and Volcano. It was mounted so close to the base .. MMm yea we are in 2016 guys . COMEON!!!! Tt. Also the bracket that mounts the bridge to the anchor arms to the motherboard. The screws basically STRIPED when I was trying to even remotely Tighten it down at all. maybe some lock nuts for the screws or something else Tt?
RMA on the way Newegg. So sorry its not your fault.

Other Thoughts: I have been thinking about this.. If you Completely built the CPU cooler setup then installed it on the CPU/Mother board instead of trying to build as you go this might work better than the 1 I had. AKA take the whole board out then install but install the anchors etc b4 you mount it. It might just work. BEWARE THE CROSSMEMBER SCREWS THOUGH... They are weak. Anyhow GL to you if you get 1 other Tt products I have gotten in the past are still working and 100% . Just a bad apple I guess

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5 out of 5 eggsAWESOMETACULAR

Pros: I've been building my own rigs since I was 12. I'm 37 now. Im my present build, I had a Cooler Master Seidon Liquid cooler on an FX-8320 @ 3.5ghz. When it worked( which wasn't often) it would keep my Idle CPU around 25 celsius. At normal game taxing load it was closer to 65. Now this beast of a heatsink/fan combo keeps my Idle CPU around 5-14 celsius and under normal game taxing load rarely passes 40 celsius(absolute full spec and 4k res). Mind you this is with the fan at the slowest setting. I honestly only bought this as a temp until my RMA is completed for the failed Cooler Master. But Looks like Im going to be selling it when it shows up on my porch. This Thermaltake clobbers the hell out of that Cooler Junk Master.

Super easy to install, simple instructions. Cheap price, solid design. Liquid cooling systems will only surpass this heatsinks performance if you buy and install your own custom liquid cooling system and spend closer to $200.

Cons: Its HUGE. On some mobos, may cause issues with proximity to RAM. Make sure you have room. And the fans are quite loud when set to max. Good thing it has its own knob for speed and never needs to be set even to half let alone max.

Other Thoughts: Make sure your fans are facing the correct way during last steps of installation.Also, If you don't plan on buying a large reservoir and pro custom cooling system, don't buy any. Get this beast of a heatsink. Works better than anything else in the 50-130 price range.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2015 5:13:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsFits my ASUS P6T

Pros: Two 120 mm Fans with honking big a heat heat sink to keep my I7950 that is slightly overclock cool. The Fans are quiet and it was not that difficult to install.

Cons: The fan speed control wire could be a bit longer.

Other Thoughts: none

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