SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

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SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by PFunk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:16 am

Given its popularity and price/performance sweet spot, where's the 212 Evo review? It'd be nice to see it stacked up to the rest, the AR01 especially. Seems conspicuously absent.

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Post by kuzzia » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:00 am

I think it's very nice to see any tower CPU coolers in the 30-50 USD region. As the results show these can easily cool many contemporary CPU's. It's also nice to see some competition to the CM Hyper 212 EVO.

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:18 pm

Thanks for the review. Looks like Silverstone joins the 'very nice cooler with mediocre fan' crowd.

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by dan » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:37 pm

what is the best heatpipe 1150 cooler?

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by Pappnaas » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:53 am

dan wrote:what is the best heatpipe 1150 cooler?
Since the mounting holes stayed the same, i'd guess the best heatpipe 1155 coolers will qualify as candidates.

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by dan » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:38 am

what's the best heatpipe cooler then, that you can buy now at newegg?

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:07 am

dan wrote:what's the best heatpipe cooler then, that you can buy now at newegg?
This is going off-topic. Perhaps you can start a new thread.

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by wjdashwood » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:46 am

Does anyone know if the AR01 (or indeed any heatsink) can it be mounted in either orientation? By that I mean so that in a tower case the fins spread out horizontally?

I see from the image in the review that the heatsink is normally mounted parallel to the rear of the motherboard. I want to mount it the other way if possible. I have a Antec Mini P180 so want to make use of the large top fan to extract heat.

If it makes any difference my motherboard is a Intel LGA 1155/Socket H2 type. Thanks

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by MikeC » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:59 am

wjdashwood wrote:Does anyone know if the AR01 (or indeed any heatsink) can it be mounted in either orientation? By that I mean so that in a tower case the fins spread out horizontally?

I see from the image in the review that the heatsink is normally mounted parallel to the rear of the motherboard. I want to mount it the other way if possible. I have a Antec Mini P180 so want to make use of the large top fan to extract heat.

If it makes any difference my motherboard is a Intel LGA 1155/Socket H2 type. Thanks
All Intel sockets have symmetrical mounting holes, so unless there's some unusual physical feature on your board, this HS would mount fine either way.

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Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers

Post by wjdashwood » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks for the info MikeC. I'll take a punt :)

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