The ASUS Silent Knight II performs well against our previously tested CPU Coolers and has taken the crown for acoustic performance. The design is a bit unconventional but it is obvious from our testing that it is efficient. The cost of the cooler seems to be in the same range of similarly performing products, but the availability is limited right now.
Generally smaller fans produce more noise since they need to rotate faster to move the same amount of air as larger fans. The Silent Knight II uses a single 80mm fan and performs just as well and in some cases better than coolers using larger 92 and 120mm fans. ASUS engineers have really done a good job with the design of this cooler.
Fifty Dollars seems to be the going rate for high performance CPU Coolers in the US right now. It would seem that even though heat-pipe technology would make manufacturing heatsinks cheaper since it reduces the cost of raw materials, the reduction in cost has not spilled over to the consumer yet.
The Silent Knight II performs very well against coolers costing the same amount, but $50.00 USD could possibly get a faster processor in your system if you can handle the added acoustics of the retail heatsink and fan.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [The Cooler]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- AMD's new Zen APUs to deliver Xbox One/PS4 level performance in 2017
- The first gameplay footage from Far Cry Primal has arrived
- Batman: Arkham Knight PC update reduces framerate hitching
- Fallout 4 mod fixes compass glitch caused by Crimson Edition driver
- Creationists upset over Google 'Who is Lucy' Doodle
- North Bridge Frequency Locked at 4300 on Fatal1ty X99M Killer/3.1 Board
- New SSD Connections and GA-Z87X-UD5H?
- ID-Cooling Frostflow 120L CPU Liquid Cooler Review
- SanDisk Extreme 500 240GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD Review
- ID-Cooling IS-VC45 SFF CPU Cooler Review
- CYBERTRONPC OFFERS TESSERACT 15 SK NOTEBOOK, NOW WITH 6th GEN INTEL PROCESSOR AND WINDOWS 10
- HERE and the Netherlands evaluating 4G/LTE-based C-ITS road messaging system
- Sony PLAYSTATION 4 (PS4) SALES SURPASS 30.2 MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE
- Samsung Starts Mass Producing Industry's First 128-GIGABYTE DDR4 Modules for Enterprise Servers
- LG RAY DELIVERS LARGE HD DISPLAY AND BEST-IN-CLASS CAMERAS FOR 3G MARKETS