SilentiumPC Fortis 5 CPU Cooler Review

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SilentiumPC Fortis 5

While SilentiumPC still hasn’t quite managed to ‘crack’ the mainstream market (other opinions may differ), it is perhaps easy to forget that, in the grand scheme of things, they’re quite a new brand. Founded only in 2007, in a very short space of time they have quickly managed to garner themselves a strong reputation not just within the professional community but also with PC consumers in general. A particular highlight of their product launches has undoubtedly been seen in their system cases and coolers. And with the latter very clearly in mind here, we take a closer look at their newly released Fortis 5 CPU cooler.

SilentiumPC Fortis 5

SilentiumPC Fortis 5

The SilentiumPC Fortis 5 is a brand new high-performance air CPU cooling solution that looks to offer consumers a potent level of temperature control while keeping acoustic levels to a minimum. Well, that’s what the packaging says at least. Suitable for both Intel and AMD, including the Alder Lake-S LGA1700 socket, this certainly already seems to be ticking a lot of the right boxes. Including, for some consumers at least, this not having ARGB lighting of any kind. – Yes, many consumers, myself included, do at times get a little frustrated at seemingly everything these days apparently requiring a rainbows worth of colour being (in many cases haphazardly) thrown on it.

However, with the SilentiumPC Fortis 5, we have a straight-up high-performance air cooling solution. Something that I daresay will be music to the ears of many reading this.

SilentiumPC Fortis 5


  • High Performance CPU Cooling
    • Wide tower design with direct-touch heatpipes delivers excellent performance with wide RAM compatibility
  • 140mm Fluctus Fan
    • Improved, PWM controlled fan combined superb performance with low noise levels
  • Extended Fan Speed Range
    • Fan speed fan be regulated from whisper-quiet 300 rpm up to 1400 rpm depending on cooling requirements
  • Optional Semi-Passive Mode
    • Fluctus fans stop at very low PWM duty cycle, letting enthusiasts create an optional semi-passive operational mode
  • Thermal Compound Included
    • Improved formula of Pactum PT-3 paste ensures easy application and a very low thermal resistance
  • 6-Year Warranty
    • Thanks to long life FDB bearings used in Fluctus fans, the Fortis 5 is covered by a 6-year warranty
  • Multi-Socket Compatibility
    • Redesigned mounting system is easy to install and comaptible with all modern AAMD and Intel desktop sockets
SilentiumPC Fortis 5

Technical Information

For more in-depth specifications, please visit the official SilentiumPC website via the link here!

  • Product code: SPC306
  • EAN: 5903018662893
  • Size: 159×144×107 mm
  • Weight: 765 g
  • TDP: 220 W
  • Type: tower
  • Heat pipes: 6
  • Fan: Fluctus 140 mm
  • Fan dimensions: 140×140×25 mm
  • Fan speed: 300 (±100) – 1400 (±10%) rpm.
  • Fan bearing: FDB
  • Service life: 100 000 h
  • Fan connector: 4-pin PWM (male and female)
  • Fan voltage: 12 V
  • Fan current: 0.20 A
  • Intel processor compatibility:
    • LGA 1700
    • LGA 1200 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156
    • LGA 2066 / 2011-3 (square ILM) / 2011 (square ILM)
  • AMD processor compatibility:
    • AM4
    • AM3(+) / AM2 (+) / FM2(+) / FM1
  • Warranty [months]: 72
SilentiumPC Fortis 5

What Does SilentiumPC Have To Say?

“The Fortis 5 is a new SilentiumPC processor cooling system, developed in colla-boration with Synergy Cooling. The distinguishing features include a completely new two-axis asymmetrical heatsink with densely packed fins, an optimized base with six heat pipes, and a completely new Fluctus fan optimized for static pressure, high airflow, and quiet operation. In terms of performance, the Fortis 5 can can easily compete with large twin-tower coolers, at the same time surpassing the best single-tower systems in cooling efficiency and psychoacoustic properties.

The Fortis 5 series is the next step in a revolutionary design developed in colla-boration with Synergy Cooling, and another representative of the new generation of SilentiumPC cooling systems. It is equipped with a larger heatsink and a new version of the Fluctus fan. In addition to the single-fan Fortis 5, the Fortis 5 Dual Fan with two Fluctus fans (140 mm on the front and 120 mm on the back of the heatsink), and the Fortis 5 ARGB, which has been further visually enriched with an addressable LED lighting system, are also being available. All Fortis 5 series coolers are covered by an extensive 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.”

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