The packaging for the SilenX EFZ-120HA5 is not a standard box that you might expect to see. It looks more like a suitcase. This is a nice touch and this is also where the confusion begins. Besides the view window for the cooler and some descriptive text and images we also find the label(s). One that is rather prominent and catches the eye right away says “PCOOLER”, another going across the top that says “SilenX”.
We also found the cooler on the PCOOLER website labeled as the PCOOLER S120D. Looking at the packaging we can see that there are many similarities. In fact, besides the cooler scheme, the added SilenX label on the front and the legal disclaimer on the back, these two packages are almost identical.
And here is the “original” original version.
We begin the unpacking process by taking the cooler out of the box to take a closer look. We find the cooler itself alongside the included fan and accessories and manual.
All the accessories needed for a full installation are included. The package contains a wide variety of mounting options for recent and past AMD and Intel CPU sockets. Thermal paste is included. All accessories are kept neatly together in a plastic baggies.
The mounting kits are different and there are only a few parts that are interchangeable. In addition there is a separate screw kit for the 2011 socket. There is one 2-piece tension clip for AMD and one Multi socket tension bracket for AMD and Intel socket configurations. The kit is not very complicated and can almost be installed without manual, however, the number of parts involved can initially be a bit intimidating and it had us resort to the trusted manual to ensure we did not miss a thing.
The included installation manual comes in a fold-out 2-page booklet style. The installation manual contains brief instructions, various visual queues and supports multiple languages.
Again we see the PCOOLER label even on the manual.