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AURAS Shagon' AHC-118 CPU Cooler Review - Test System & Testing Results

The ARC-118 gets a facelift and super-sized! Let's see what the new AHC-118 offers.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 14, 2011 11:25 am
TweakTown Rating: 80%      Manufacturer: AURAS / Shagon'

Test System & Test Results

 

TweakTown uses a different method for testing CPU heatsinks which allows for an even playing field across all product tests. We feel that by using the same ambient temperature and strict lab-like testing procedures we are able to accurately compare one product to another. More information on our testing procedure can be found in the T.E.C.C. article here.

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Silence came at a cost! While not doing horribly and still much, much better than a stock cooling solution, you can see at idle levels this cooler is a touch warmer than most of the competition.

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Load testing produced similar results. I get the fact that you may want silence over performance, even I have done that before; but to really compete for my hard earned dollar, I think this cooler could use some improvements.

 

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I said the cooler was silent, and I meant it. As you can see, with all the coolers I test, there is so far only one cooler that produces less noise than the Shagon'. Congrats on this aspect of the full package, I just wish there were better temperatures along with it.

 

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Even with things cranked up to their maximum settings, the AHC-118 is impressive with the lack of noise emanating from the cooler.

 

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