Thanfully for us, the Siberia delivers pretty good cooling. Taking into account that this is not a tower cooler and that it is designed to be somewhat silent you can say this is a contender for your HTPC or silent PC. The Siberia put up numbers that best the Nexus in cooling, but it does so by producing a tiny bit more noise and a requires a patient installer. The Siberia was able to cool our toasty Phenom 6 degrees C better than the Nexus FLC-3000 R2 at full load, idle readings didn’t really improve much over the Nexus offering.
The question you need to ask yourself at this point is whether or not your CPU will be at 100% for extended periods. If it is, and cooling is what you are after with little noise, you then have to make a decision between the Silent and easy to install Nexus FLC-3000 R2 or the cooling and clumsy installation of the Siberia. Most people will have a one time and done installation making the Siberia an chart topper. I think GlacialTech did a decent job with this cooler. However, I still can’t get around the clumsy installation and that is the only thing that keeps me from raving about the GlacialTech lineup so far. The cooling is great for a silent cooler, it looks cool, and it cools quietly. If you don’t mind the installation woes, then this is the cooler for your quiet PC.