SilverStone's has a new low-profile CPU cooler designed as a step up from Intel's stock cooler for compact PCs. But it's loud.
The SilverStone Nitrogon NT08-115X is designed for Intel's LGA 1150, 1151, 1155 and 1156 sockets only. It looks somewhat similar to Intel's stock cooler, but the Silverstone model has a larger solid copper base. It measures just 48 mm in height, which should allow it to fit in almost any mini-ITX case. The aluminum heatsink is fairly small, so users shouldn't mistake this cooler as being suitable for overclocking high-end CPUs.
It should work well enough as a replacement for Intel's stock cooler, however, or to overclock lower-end CPUs such as the Pentium G3258 that doesn't produce as much heat as Intel's other unlocked CPUs.
The Nitrogon NT08-115X uses a 92 mm PWM fan that can produce up to 47 CFM of airflow. The fan is rather loud when at full load, though, hitting 62.88 dBA. Users looking for a quieter PC build will want to look for an alternative cooling solution.
There is currently no word on pricing or availability.