SilverStone AR02 CPU Cooler Review




/ 9 years ago

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The front of the box lists out the key features and the main one SilverStone are really pushing is the Heat-pipe Direct Contact (HDC) technology. Even though this isn’t necessarily a new technology as a lot of manufacturers use it, SilverStone’s implementation seems to be pretty strong. You may think “a heat pipe is just a heat pipe right?” and that wouldn’t be such a stupid statement to make, however there are multiple different types of heat pipes that manufacturers use (FrostyTech details them brilliantly here) and from my results SilverStone clearly picked a good implementation as these Argon series CPU coolers perform very well indeed.

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The side of the box gives a closer look at all the key features of the SilverStone AR02.

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The rear has some key specifications that we already detailed on the first page.

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Included, in addition to the heatsink/fan, is all the mounting hardware. You have a universal backplate, AMD brackets, Intel brackets, a pressure mount bracket, LGA 2011 stand offs, AMD/Other Intel socket stand offs, locking nuts for the brackets, spacers for the stand offs, an installation wrench, locking nuts for the pressure mount bracket, 8 anti-vibration fan mounts and a sachet of thermal paste.

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SilverStone include an Argon Series manual too which has everything to get you going and is very easy to follow.

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