Coolink ChipChilla


I must admit that I have been really impressed by the Coolink ChipChilla throughout this review. The build quality of the chipset cooler is very good apart from the slighty 'cheap' looking cooling fan. The inclusion of a braided and shrink-wrapped fan cable does the unit further justice. Furthermore; the installation of the Coolink ChipChilla was a painless affair in general, but please be mindful of potential compatibility issues with large CPU coolers.
The performance of the Coolink ChipChilla was equally as good as the Noctua NC-U6 in both passive and active testing. Which is something to be proud of, as the NC-U6 is certainly no slouch when it comes to quiet and efficient cooling.
Whilst I wasn't able to find the Coolink ChipChilla available with any of our recommended retailers, I did manage to find it for £16.00 inc VAT at Quiet PC which is still cheaper than the Noctua NC-U6 price of £16.43 inc VAT. When you consider that you get very quiet active cooling with the Coolink ChipChilla as an added bonus, it certainly makes a compelling argument.
The Good
* Quality build
* Price
* Performance
* Can handle both passive and active duties
* Near silent
The Mediocre
* Cheap feeling fan
* May have issues with larger CPU coolers
The Bad
* Nothing to report
OC3D Recommended award
OC3D would like to thank Coolink for providing today's review sample.
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Most Recent Comments

17-05-2008, 19:43:02

Deffo a nice cooler, worth a look if you're after something nice and chunky for your hot NB

Nice review as usual PeevsQuote

17-05-2008, 19:50:12

looks and performs well compared to the noctura thing

not so sure about the name though

good reviewQuote

18-05-2008, 09:58:51

Thanks guys. Yeah it is a little on the beefy side quite a good performer if you have the room.Quote

18-05-2008, 10:29:38

Great review PV. Looks like a tidy piece of kit. I would like to have seen how it compared to the stock cooling solution to show how much of an improvement could be had but regardless, it certainly holds its own with the noctua. Well done m8.Quote

19-05-2008, 10:29:13

Hi guys, is it just me or did the two coolers in the test have absolutely no effect on load temps?

I can see that they cooled the chipset down by around 6 degrees C at idle but gave the same result at load (51.xx & 52.xx degrees C respectively).

Kind'a defeats the purpose, if the purpose is overclocking...don't ya think?

Can't see the point myself.

Me thinks I'll keep me money in me pocket!Quote

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