Many of us at Tom’s Hardware like small form factor systems, so whenever we see SFF or low-profile hardware we get a little bit more excited than usual. Unfortunately, small hardware remains rather expensive. Lucky for us, SilentiumPC just announced a new low-profile CPU cooler for a reasonable price.
SilentiumPC's new Infantis LP812 CPU cooler is just 29.5 mm tall, and fits within the margins of an Intel LGA1150 socket. It can dissipate up to 65 W of thermal energy, which it accomplishes by using an 80 mm fan that spins between 600 and 3000 RPM. The heatsink is built using aluminum fins, and two copper heat pipes. In its entirety it weighs just 150 grams. Mounting it should be fairly straightforward since it appears to use the same push-pins featured on the boxed Intel cooler.
Chances are that the cooler is smaller than it appears to be on your screen.
All right, so this appropriately named cooler won’t set any world records, but for about $19 we can’t complain. Let’s hope this one makes it to the U.S.