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Loud, Low-Profile SilverStone Nitrogon NT08-115X Designed To Replace Stock Intel CPU Cooler

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.

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  • cst1992
    I use the LGA1150 Intel stock cooler. I don't have any problems with the cooler, and it's quiet. I don't think I need this.
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  • gggplaya
    This is only meant for size, particularly for mini-itx cases.

    But i think with intel's newer 14nm cpu's, this cooler would probably be fine and run slower(quieter) when not overclocking a 12nm cpu.
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  • RedJaron
    So AMD is improving their stock coolers while Intel is making theirs worse?
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  • Roy_5_
    From what I can tell this is a stock cooler with a more expensive and louder fan, is Silverstone trying to fail?
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    So AMD is improving their stock coolers while Intel is making theirs worse?

    This isn't Intel's cooler; it's Silverstone's cooler that they think could serve as a replacement for the stock Intel cooler.
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  • Eximo
    Spam started out strong, then just sort of tapered off in to gibberish.

    Now I really want a 'surly chek'.
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  • Eximo
    This is not an Intel stock cooler. The article is ambiguously titled.

    I've found the stock coolers for the larger CPUs to make great low power replacements for the tiny stock coolers Intel provides for their lower power chips.
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  • RedJaron
    17907119 said:
    So AMD is improving their stock coolers while Intel is making theirs worse?
    This isn't Intel's cooler; it's Silverstone's cooler that they think could serve as a replacement for the stock Intel cooler.
    I'm well aware of the OEM. However that doesn't matter. If this is the cooler that comes boxed with the CPU when you buy it, it is the "stock cooler." Hence, while AMD is trying to improve the cooler that comes with their CPUs, Intel is sourcing an inferior product to what they were using.
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  • jossrik
    I put a baseball card into the fan of my computer so it sounds like a car motor...
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  • Eximo
    17907273 said:
    17907119 said:
    So AMD is improving their stock coolers while Intel is making theirs worse?
    This isn't Intel's cooler; it's Silverstone's cooler that they think could serve as a replacement for the stock Intel cooler.
    I'm well aware of the OEM. However that doesn't matter. If this is the cooler that comes boxed with the CPU when you buy it, it is the "stock cooler." Hence, while AMD is trying to improve the cooler that comes with their CPUs, Intel is sourcing an inferior product to what they were using.

    Right, but this isn't an OEM for Intel...the title is written such as clickbait. "Designed to replace Stock Intel CPU Cooler" Not "Intel replacing stock cooler with Silverstone product"
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