Two new Skylake-ready CPU coolers are about to make their way to market, courtesy of Silverstone Technology. The Argon series AR07 and AR08 aim to deliver quality cooling at an affordable price.
The Argon Series AR07 and AR08 coolers are compatible with AMD sockets AM2, AM3, FM1 and FM2, as well as Intel sockets LGA775, 1156, 1155, 1150, 1151, 1366, 2011 and 2011-V3. This puts them in line with current standards and gives them just the right amount of backward and forward compatibility. Silverstone seems confident that Intel’s Skylake processors will be able to handle these heatsinks under both static and dynamic load.
Silverstone credits the Argon AR07's and AR08's competent thermal dissipation to its design details, which on paper offer solid performance while keeping noise to a minimum thanks to the unique layout of the heatsink.
Along with interweaving diamond-edged aluminum fins and a 140 mm (AR07) or 92 mm (AR08) PWM fan to help circulate the air across the CPU and other motherboard components, these Argon-series coolers feature three 8 mm (AR07) or 6 mm (AR08) copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the thermal paste and CPU. These features and Skylake compatibility seem to up the ante on Silverstone’s previously released AR01-AR06 CPU coolers.
The AR07 has a projected retail price of $39, whereas the AR08 comes in at $33. Both are due for release on January 28.
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That heatpipe spacing though...Reply
So the middle heat pipe is going to do most of the work...Reply
Great, another TX3 competitor. For under 40 bucks I think I'll still be recommending Cryorig unless by some miraculous happenstance these have unforseen incredible performance, which judging by the gaps in the heatpipes is unlikely. There's a reason Cooler Master moved away from that design on their low end coolers like the 212, because it's inefficient.Reply
If this was a 20-25 dollar cooler, it might have a place.
the pipe spacing is just like my CM tx3. and works like a charm! so this should be right down the same path as the tx3.Reply
From what I read elsewhere, the pricing is recommended at the 40 dollar and 35 dollar range (for the 140mm and 92mm respectively)Reply
17385458 said:the pipe spacing is just like my CM tx3. and works like a charm! so this should be right down the same path as the tx3.
Why would anybody want to pay 35 bucks for a cooler that performs like a TX3, when you can get a TX3 for $18.99. TX3 isn't drastically better than a stock cooler anyhow.
Agree, no use purchasing when there are definite better options.Reply