I do like the full package that SilverStone is offering with the NT06-PRO. It has been quite some time since I have seen a cooler more than capable of going about its business, even if rated low for the fan that is shipped with it. In the testing I tortured the NT06-PRO, and I am really shocked that the CPU did not throttle back when doing the overclocked benches. The cooler is low-profile, and more specifically will be the new standard in cooling when it comes to how the new SUGO and other SFF chassis are designed to accommodate. While it is short in stature, it not only took everything I could throw at it, but for those of you out there with a box full of fans, you can fine tune this cooler to possibly provide much better cooling potential, or go completely the other route and leave this passive for absolutely no noise in an HTPC system.
Things like a super secure mounting system, simple and easy to follow instructions, and what really is a cooler for any occasion, SilverStone really has a good thing going here. It seems that every day someone wants to put bigger and more powerful processors into tiny and unrealistically cramped spaces, well here is another solution to choose from. Specifically cases that have the PSU installed right above the CPU area of the motherboard, this sort of design is what you want to be looking at. While an AIO will suffice, it leaves the motherboard components void of any air flow, where a cooler like this takes care of all the concerns without being some 1000 gram monster pulling on your socket. I can really appreciate what SilverStone tried to do, and in my mind, accomplished in almost every aspect. Even with the fact that that fan can get a touch noisy at times, PWM control should keep it from getting there much at all.
The best part about this whole deal is that to get this level of performance and options in a CPU cooler, they usually cost near $80 to $90 to get one to your door. SilverStone takes the sweep in all categories as they are one of the only ones that won't require you to dig so deep to obtain their solution with the NT06-PRO. As I look around, that $58 price on Amazon is looking really good. If you have space limitations and need a cooler, this has you covered. If you want the choice to run a 65W or less processor passively, this has you covered. If you need a cooler that performs really well, looks good while doing it, will fit in a SFF, HTPC, or any case build, and won't demand every last dollar from your wallet, this is for you.
The latest addition to the Nitrogon series with the NT06-PRO is in fact one cooler that can fit in most cooling applications, no matter the situation or heat level of the processor under it.
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- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [SilverStone NT06-PRO CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [SilverStone NT06-PRO CPU Cooler Continued]
- Page 6 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 7 [Installation and Finished Product]
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- Page 9 [Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 10 [Noise Level Results]
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