SilverStone AR02 CPU Cooler Review

/ 6 years ago

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SilverStone released their Argon series of CPU coolers about three months ago and this launch comprised of the AR01AR02 and AR03. We have actually already reviewed the SilverStone AR01 and you can see our review here. Today we are taking a look at what you might call the AR02’s younger sibling as this is essentially an identical CPU cooler except shrunken down quite a lot. Unlike its bigger sibling it features three 6mm not 8mm heat pipes, a 92mm fan not a 120mm fan and a much smaller heatsink. You can see the full specifications below.


Being so low cost and compact this CPU cooler is really aimed at budget users with space constraints and would be perfect for micro-ATX and HTPC cases that only support small CPU coolers. With quite significant down-sizing versus the AR01 we are expecting the performance to drop off a bit but the AR01 was an epic performing CPU cooler as our results showed and so we are still expecting results from this AR02 to be strong.

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6 Responses to “SilverStone AR02 CPU Cooler Review”
  1. d6bmg says:

    Another descent entry level cooler.
    And, good review, ryan.

  2. d6bmg says:

    Although when compared o the price & performance with CM hyper 212 EVO, well, it doesn’t look as good as it really is.

    • Hyper 212 EVO is a 120mm based cooler, this is 92mm. Big difference.

      • d6bmg says:

        Yeah that is, but don’t you think that these designs – are mostly inspired from good old hyper 212+?

        • Not at all. By that logic anything with a tower heatsink and a fan would constitute Hyper 212 imitation. Other companies released similar CPU coolers before cooler master. If anything this is closer to the Hyper TX3 which is Cooler Master’s triple heat pipe 92mm fan cpu cooler

  3. marty1408 says:

    Like the way he fan is attached. Seems very elegant as compared to the wire type. I just wonder how durable it is.

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