Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 1, 2012 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, SST-HE02
The heatsink market has really run with the idea that bigger is better, with the SilverStone HE02 being no exception. At 170mm x 130mm x 160mm (6.7 x 5.1 x 6.3") and a whopping 990g without a fan (which it does not ship with) this is one of the largest consumer heatsinks on the market. At $66 it does cost as much as many heatsinks that do come with fans, however it is large enough that it could be used passively on some CPUs though [H]ard|OCP's testing shows you would be wise to attach a 140mm fan if you plan on overclocking. When they charted out the price to performance of this cooler it was obvious that this is not a worthy successor of the HE01.
"SilverStone is back with its latest air cooled heatsink unit for today's desktop processors. As far as size goes, the HE02 heatsink is mammoth. Along with the huge heatsinks we often find installation and compatibility issues. SiliverStone speaks to designing the HE02 in order to ease those pains. How well does it work though?"
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Silverstone Heligon HE01 Asymmetric Dual Tower Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
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- Deepcool ICE BLADE PRO V2.0 CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Zalman CNPS9900DF Twin Tower Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- lacialtech Igloo 5761 Silent Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
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- Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- Phanteks PH-TC90LS Low Profile CPU Cooler Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- ilverstone HE01 Performance Heatsink Review @ Ninjalane
- DeepCool Gammaxx 400 Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
- Corsair AF120, SP120, AP140 Fans @ XSReviews
- Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm Fan Review @ eTeknix
- Swiftech G Lok-Seal Compression Fittings @ Tweaktown
- Swiftech Maelstrom Standalone Bay Reservoir @ Tweaktown
- 120mm Radiator Fan Roundup Part 2: Fan Harder @ AnandTech
- Corsair Hydro H100 Water Cooling Heatsink Review @ Frostytech
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- CM Storm Scout II Chassis @ Kitguru
- Xigmatek Asgard III @ Hardware.info
- Lian Li PC-7HX Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Gigabyte Luxo M10 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Xigmatek Asgard 381 Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Bitfenix Prodigy mini-itx case @ Rbmods
- RAIDMAX Orion Case Review @ OCC
- Aerocool XPredator X1 Evil Black Edition Case Review @ OCC
- NZXT Phantom 820 @ techPowerUp
- SilverStone Sugo SG09 Case Review: Someone at SilverStone Loves Tetris @ AnandTech
- Aerocool X1 Devil Red Edition Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ eTeknix
- Enermax Hoplite ST PC Case @ [H]ard|OCP
Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | June 11, 2012 - 06:29 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: Silverstone, SST-HE02, passive cooling
Olivier of FanlessTech notified us of a recent SilverStone passive CPU cooler. If you would prefer to jam your case with a giant piece of metal than hear a fan whine -- you should read on. I must say, this gets me interested.
I hope this will continue to be a trend of not needing to trade-off between performance and silence.
It is becoming very difficult to find passive cooling systems for PC parts and it becomes even more difficult if you actually want a good PC when all is said and done. The latest cooler from SilverStone will support CPUs up to 95W which is well over what is required for even the higher-end 77W Ivy Bridge processors.
If only there would be options like this for a GTX 680 or similar GPU.
It is a shame that passive power supplies seem to have not crept too far past 500W and that GPU coolers have been getting substantially less and less passive over time. But I guess someone needs to break the ice and I am glad that you will at least have an option for passively cooling higher-end CPUs and maybe we will see that trickle into other high-end PC markets.
The SST-HE02 is expected to cost $70 and will be available late in Q3 of this year.