The issues I hate the most when building a new system have to do with size compatibility. The biggest culprits of these issue are tall memory heatsinks and CPU coolers.  Thermaltake, one of the leading brands in CPU coolers, has a new series of CPU coolers that promises to eliminate both of these with their new series, the Thermaltake NiC.

The NiC, or Non-interference Cooler, is designed to work with any memory kit on any standard sized motherboards without compromise. The NiC series includes the F3, F4, C4, and C5 which have 160w, 180w, 200w, and 230w TDP rating. The largest of the NiC series, the C5, has five 6mm heatpipes but does not interfere with RAM at all.

If you are in need of a sizable CPU cooler, but refuse to limit your RAM selection, then the NiC C5 is the cooler you are looking to buy. If you are building a system with a smaller board and/or a CPU that generates less heat, then you still have options.

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Experience the whole new Non-interference Cooler series from Thermaltake

March 8, 2013 –Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units announces the most innovative product, NiC Series CPU Coolers. Incorporating the latest proprietary technology, Thermaltake introduces to the world the all new NiC series (consisting of the F3, F4, C4, and C5), inspired from its name “non-interference cooler”, fully compatible with RAM of all kinds, ideally for power users who fill their RAM slots with taller high-end overclocked RAM. This also brings the air cooler industry another level towards silence, performance and compatibility.

Uninterrupted New Standard

Unlike traditional tower coolers, the new NiC Series coolers solve the problem where high performance RAM and CPU coolers cannot co-exist in the past. It achieves the best RAM clearance allowing users to install high-end overclocking RAM with ease.

Overclock design

The NiC lineup consists of the F3, F4, C4, and C5, with TDP ratings of 160W, 180W, 200W and 230W respectively. Heat is conducted from the CPU onto the cooler through the thick nickel coated copper base and then onto the aluminum fins with 3 – 5  6 mm U-shaped heat-pipes. This ensures the best possible heat dissipation. Furthermore, users can opt for something smaller and cooled with a single 120 mm fan, or go for coolers that have shrouds to contain the air flow, or go with a pair of 120 mm fans to allow for the best performance of both selections of the Nic series line.

Curved Aluminum Fins

Aluminum fins are specially designed in a curved shape to reduce back pressure and at the same time maximize airflow through them. The 0.4 mm thick aluminum fins also increase the overall thermal dissipation area.

Integrated 120 mm PWM/VR fan

Single 120 mm PWM fan (F3), dual 120 mm PWM fans (F4) with automatically adjustable silent fan blades at a range of 800-1600 rpm; or both VR fans (C4/C5) are contacted to an adjustable fan speed knob where the fans speed can be manually adjusted from 1000-2000 rpm. Convenient tool-less fan clip design makes installation a breeze.

NiC Series, the all new CPU air cooler design which features a slim tower side flow design, 120 mm PWM/VR Fan, efficiently optimizes cooling performance while allowing optimized compatibility with RAM of all kinds and also enabling the user to adjust the fan speed more conveniently.

For more details on the Thermaltake NiC Series Coolers information please visit:

NiC F3

NiC F4

NiC C4

NiC C5


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