The Silverstone's Argon AR01 is a CPU cooler best suited for use with LGA115x processors, which have less surface area than LGA2011 chips. The heatsink measures 159H x 120W x 50D mm and weighs 420g, making it a lightweight when compared to almost every cooler we have seen so far, though its trio of extra thick 8mm copper heatpipes look plenty competent.
Great price to performance ratio.
Super quiet operation.
Great deal of clearance to the first PCI slot.
Blue fan frame may not suit all builds.
Lack of RAM clearance on our particular test setup.
By TechSpot on September 06, 2013
The AR01's compact body makes it ideal for MicroATX systems, while its universal design means that it can be used with both AMD and Intel hardware. Better yet, priced at only $35 for a complete HSF assembly, the AR01 is the most affordable cooler in this article.85
By FrostyTech on September 26, 2013
Silverstone's Argon AR08 is constructed around three beefy 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base of the cooler. Putting the heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the processor makes for a very thermally efficient path...80
By Hi Tech Legion on September 15, 2013
Regardless of which is more popular at the moment, they are both necessary and will likely stay around for a while. There will always be users who will opt for either one, no matter what the trend is. With so many options to choose from, many users look...-
By Kitguru.net on August 09, 2013
A worthy contender in the budget cooling sector. If you are strapped for cash but need to keep your system cool, the SilverStone AR01 definitely deserves your...80
By K.S. Studios on June 16, 2013
We were pleased with the install process of the AR01 and the performance is excellent for air cooling. Although we prefer spring clips to prevent over tightening our CPU coolers, the hex nuts did not cause any trouble. Builders just have to be careful...90
By Hardware Secrets on May 21, 2013
The SilverStone AR01 has everything we like on a CPU cooler: it is simple, elegant, quiet, easy to install, and relatively inexpensive. If it had shown an average cooling performance, it would be a good buy anyway. But best of all is that the...-
By Pureoverclock on May 21, 2013
If you're looking for a budget cooler that can hang with the big guys and don't mind the blue fan frame then be sure to keep the SilverStone AR01 on the top of your...90
By Bit-tech.net on May 02, 2013
The basic design of the Argon AR01 doesn't translate into basic performance, as thanks to excellent all round build quality (even down to the fan's cable), SilverStone has created a great little cooler that outshines similarly priced and even...86
By eTeknix on April 26, 2013
SilverStone make some of the best air CPU coolers in the industry at both the high performance premium end of the market and cost-effective budget end of the market. Today we have with us an offering from SilverStone that is very much a budget offering....-
By zeden.net on August 14, 2013
Silverstone continue d'inover dans le marché des ventirads avec la gamme ARGON, l'AR01 en étant la preuve concrète. Si l'on considère uniquement le ventirad sous l'angle de ses performances thermiques et des nuisances...80