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Cooling Thermalright Silver Soul 135 - quick n dirty initial tests in Cerb X

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Just purchased a Silver Soul 135 as they are now available on Amazon in the USA. On my cooler, I have no quality complaints. The cold plate was nicely polished with no rough surfaces that I could identify - (I even purchased sandpaper just in case). All the fins were unbent and and the top gray plate was properly fitted as well.
With the way the cooler mounting screws are fitted I tested out various other 120x25mm fans - Noctua A12x25, Arctic P12, Scythe Wonder Snail and Scythe Kaze Flex Black - all fit all the way down through the cooler and can be used without issue. I wonder why Thermalright rounded off the corners of the fan as all these others fit just fine. I also had no difficulty using the included fan clips to attached the Noctua A12x25. See photos:

The towers are too close together to install the Phanteks T30 without bending them further apart - which I did not want to do.
Initial quick open bench testing indicated about a 8 degree CPU temperature reduction compared against a Noctua D9L cooler when both are in single CPU cooler fan configuration.
I also checked to see if the cooler would fit into the Lazer 3D LZ7 XTD - it is slightly too tall even without a fan installed.
 

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Just purchased a Silver Soul 135 as they are now available on Amazon in the USA. On my cooler, I have no quality complaints. The cold plate was nicely polished with no rough surfaces that I could identify - (I even purchased sandpaper just in case). All the fins were unbent and and the top gray plate was properly fitted as well

sucks to be an early adopter eh? Guess I took a bullet for the team XD Interesting it was so easy to fit A12x25. Maybe I just don't have the grip strength LOL

There's a new Amazon seller, has it for $80cad+shipping. I'm assuming that's the one you bought from, much cheaper than it was on Aliexpress. Tempted to run another head-to-head comparison when the new NH-D12L hits the market between the C14S/SS135/D12L, but the two towers don't provide nearly enough RAM cooling so it'd just be an experiment
 

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sucks to be an early adopter eh? Guess I took a bullet for the team XD Interesting it was so easy to fit A12x25. Maybe I just don't have the grip strength LOL

There's a new Amazon seller, has it for $80cad+shipping. I'm assuming that's the one you bought from, much cheaper than it was on Aliexpress. Tempted to run another head-to-head comparison when the new NH-D12L hits the market between the C14S/SS135/D12L, but the two towers don't provide nearly enough RAM cooling so it'd just be an experiment
The cooler was US$57.66 shipping included as Amazon prime member.
 
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The Silver Soul 135 JUST fits in the new Lazer 3d LZX-10. See photos at:
 

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Testing with Thermalright Silver Soul in the LZX-10 is complete:

Lazer 3D LZX-10 PC Case

Aorus B550 ITX MB; Ryzen 7 4750G; 32 GB Corsair LPX 3200 RAM; Metal block over NVMe drive not installed;
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste
PNY Nvidia GForce 3060 Graphics Card – GPU allowed to regulate itself, fan stop below 30% PWM
Thermalright Silver Soul 135 CPU Cooler

CPU-Z Stress Test & Unigine Valley Ultra Settings for 10 minutes

Room Temp 21C; CPU & Case Fan(s) PWM 100%; Temp Sensor TZ10 read 16.8C on all test runs;

CPUID HWMonitor Readings:
Case Top PanelGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedFully VentedGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedFully VentedFully VentedFully VentedGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedGPU Vents Only
CPU Cooler FanStock FanStock FanStock FanStock FanA12x25A12x25Scythe WSScythe KFBArctic P12Stock FanStock FanStock FanStock Fan
Front Case FanArctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P12x2Arctic P12x2Phanteks T30Phanteks T30
Rear Case FanNoneNoneNoctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25
Temp Sensor 0 Max51484646474744434744444546
Temp Sensor 1 Max48454142424240424339394141
Temp Sensor 2 CPU Max79746768676766676765666767
Temp Sensor 3 PCI Max21212121212121212121212121
Temp Sensor 4 Max49454242424241424340404242
Temp Sensor 5 Max49464444454543434542424444
CPU Fan Max RPM1945197919231923205720572311157718191885189018901896
Front Case Fan Max RPM1595159116791687161016141618161016871767176719731979
Rear Case Fan Max RPMN/AN/A20762076207620891928199121222020204520272033
CPU Pkg Max Temp79.574.367.36867.367.866.367.167.365.56667.367.8
CPU Pkg Max Wattage73.4874.875.7275.576.2675.6375.7674.876.5576.297681.7481.74
NVMe Top 970 Evo + Temp51474443454542434543434444
GPU Max Temp73.47273.573.672.573.672.417274.373.773.673.973.1
GPU Hot Spot Max Temp85.484.385.786.584.985.98584.386.886.185.984.985
GPU Max Wattage147.16140.55158.18157.1153.54Not NotedNot Noted151.7169.12156.2657.36158.02158.25
GPU Fan Max RPM1777174117351797171917541710173517991793177317501773
 
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Testing with Thermalright Silver Soul in the LZX-10 is complete:

Lazer 3D LZX-10 PC Case

Aorus B550 ITX MB; Ryzen 7 4750G; 32 GB Corsair LPX 3200 RAM; Metal block over NVMe drive not installed;
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste
PNY Nvidia GForce 3060 Graphics Card – GPU allowed to regulate itself, fan stop below 30% PWM
Thermalright Silver Soul 135 CPU Cooler

CPU-Z Stress Test & Unigine Valley Ultra Settings for 10 minutes

Room Temp 21C; CPU & Case Fan(s) PWM 100%; Temp Sensor TZ10 read 16.8C on all test runs;

CPUID HWMonitor Readings:
Case Top PanelGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedFully VentedGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedFully VentedFully VentedFully VentedGPU Vents OnlyFully VentedGPU Vents Only
CPU Cooler FanStock FanStock FanStock FanStock FanA12x25A12x25Scythe WSScythe KFBArctic P12Stock FanStock FanStock FanStock Fan
Front Case FanArctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P14Arctic P12x2Arctic P12x2Phanteks T30Phanteks T30
Rear Case FanNoneNoneNoctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25Noctua A9x25
Temp Sensor 0 Max51484646474744434744444546
Temp Sensor 1 Max48454142424240424339394141
Temp Sensor 2 CPU Max79746768676766676765666767
Temp Sensor 3 PCI Max21212121212121212121212121
Temp Sensor 4 Max49454242424241424340404242
Temp Sensor 5 Max49464444454543434542424444
CPU Fan Max RPM1945197919231923205720572311157718191885189018901896
Front Case Fan Max RPM1595159116791687161016141618161016871767176719731979
Rear Case Fan Max RPMN/AN/A20762076207620891928199121222020204520272033
CPU Pkg Max Temp79.574.367.36867.367.866.367.167.365.56667.367.8
CPU Pkg Max Wattage73.4874.875.7275.576.2675.6375.7674.876.5576.297681.7481.74
NVMe Top 970 Evo + Temp51474443454542434543434444
GPU Max Temp73.47273.573.672.573.672.417274.373.773.673.973.1
GPU Hot Spot Max Temp85.484.385.786.584.985.98584.386.886.185.984.985
GPU Max Wattage147.16140.55158.18157.1153.54Not NotedNot Noted151.7169.12156.2657.36158.02158.25
GPU Fan Max RPM1777174117351797171917541710173517991793177317501773

Thanks for sharing this testing, it's interesting to see how much of a difference adding a rear case fan makes when using a tower cooler. Was the rear fan set as an intake or as an exhaust?

On a related note, it's good to see everyone comparing fans and temps with these coolers, has anyone done any noise normalized testing between different coolers and fans? I.e. if the C14S achieves the same temps at half the noise or even a few C higher, I would personally choose that cooler for a quieter system.
 

Mark13

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Thanks for sharing this testing, it's interesting to see how much of a difference adding a rear case fan makes when using a tower cooler. Was the rear fan set as an intake or as an exhaust?

On a related note, it's good to see everyone comparing fans and temps with these coolers, has anyone done any noise normalized testing between different coolers and fans? I.e. if the C14S achieves the same temps at half the noise or even a few C higher, I would personally choose that cooler for a quieter system.
Rear fan was set to exhaust.