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 Post subject: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:34 pm 
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http://www.silentpcreview.com/SilverStone_Argon_AR01_AR03


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:16 am 
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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 subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:00 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Thanks for the review. Looks like Silverstone joins the 'very nice cooler with mediocre fan' crowd.

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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:37 pm 
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what is the best heatpipe 1150 cooler?


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:53 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:38 am 
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what's the best heatpipe cooler then, that you can buy now at newegg?


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:07 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:46 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:59 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone Argon AR01 & AR03 CPU Coolers
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:16 am 
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Thanks for the info MikeC. I'll take a punt :)


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