SilverStone Technology has launched a new member of its Argon high-value cooling range. The Argon AR04 follows a different tack to other products in the Argon series as it is a super-slim low profile design which targets space limited applications utilising the Intel LGA 115X chipsets with chips of up to 65W TDP.
Argon AR04 specifications
- Material: Copper heat pipes with aluminum fins
- Application: Intel Socket LGA115X
- Heat Pipe Type: Ø6mm heat-pipe x 2
- Cooling System: 80mm x 80mm x 10mm fan
- Noise: 18~26 dBA
- Bearing: Sleeve Bearing
- Net Weight: 133g
- Voltage Rating (V): 12V
- Start Voltage (V): 7V
- Air Flow (CFM): 48CFM
- Speed (R.P.M.): 1500~3400RPM
- Life Expectance (hrs): 40,000 hours
- Dimension: 104mm (W) x 95mm (D) x 23mm (H)
Looking at SilverStone’s low profile design you can see that the company has utilised two 6mm direct touch copper heatpipes to aid heat conduction efficiency. This is paired with an aluminium block with cooling fins which has a recessed fan to keep the cooler height to a minimum.
The unit uses a custom 80mm fan which can spin between 1500~3400RPM, generating between 18~26 dBA of noise pollution. The fan blades are designed for the highest air pressure yet keep the noise down. The whole unit, at just 23mm tall is said to be “likely the best choice and the only choice for slim sized cases utilizing LGA 115X processors,” in SilverStone’s promotional blurb.
The AR04 is currently listed on Amazon.com at $26.99 but is out of stock at the time of writing.