SilentiumPC Fera 3 RGB HE1224 CPU Air Cooler Review
Mike Sanders / 6 months ago
A Closer Look
Out of the box you are provided with the cooler and the fan in a separate boxed unit. Everything is solidly packaged meaning that unboxing is a rather pleasant experience. You will note, however, in the image below that the fan box does get rather scuffed due to it being located immediately next to the radiator vents.
The Silentium Fera 3 cooler has a nice presentation. With 8 copper pipes leading up to the vents, this should provide excellent heat dissipation through a large portion of the radiator.
The vents themselves are nice and large, but also with an impressively significant number. This is particularly so given that the cooler itself stands no taller than 150mm
With the fan attached, the Silentium Fera 3 has a surprisingly good aesthetic. The silver of the radiator contrasts really well with the black of the fan and makes this stand out even when the RGB isn’t on yet!
The top of the cooler has a nice solid black colouring with insets. These areas are part of the RGB set-up and light up in coordination with the fan, when the cooler is turned on.
Overall, we found the Silentium Fera 3 to have a very strong design aesthetic to it. As above, this looks surprisingly good in terms of the presentation.
The fan, in itself, looks on the surface to be a fairly standard 120mm cooling design. A closer look, however, will reveal more than a few little unique design choices. Notice how the edges to the circular fan are slightly angled and that very subtle SilentiumPC logo to the centre.
As you can see below, when fitted to the cooler, the fan provides excellent coverage of (almost) the entire radiator. This should really help promote a good, solid, airflow through those nice large vents on the radiator.
The contact plate is nice and large and as such should provide excellent coverage for most processors. You will note that the 8 copper pipes run on the surface which, again, should provide excellent heat disappation. You may also know the low-key, but nice SilentiumPC branding to the underside. It’s not necessary as unless you’re fitting it, you’ll never see it again. It is, however, another nice touch in the design aesthetic.
The RGB lighting effects to the SilentiumPC are, with the best will in the world, a little hit and miss. While some colours are nice and bright, others are a little disappointingly dull. Don’t forget though that this cooler is fully-sync capable with all major motherboard manufacturers. As such, if colour coordination is a key factor in your build, this ticks all the right boxes.
To try and give you an idea of how this cooler operated when fitted to a system, we have included a brief video below. In it, we cycle through a number of the patterns available. This should, hopefully, give you a good idea as to how the RGB works and how the colours are presented on this cooling system.