Tuesday, June 5th 2012
SilverStone also displayed its own take on asymmetric dual-tower heatsinks, with the SST-NT08 (not to be confused with another heatsink of the same model, first unveiled at Computex 2008). While most other asymmetric dual-tower heatsinks have variations in aluminum fin count or positions of the fin towers, the NT08 has two completely dissimilar fin towers. The thicker fin tower is close to double the thickness of the slimmer one, although the heatsink still has U-shaped heat pipes that pass through both fin towers, with the base in between. The NT08 uses six 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes, and deploys a 120 mm fan between the two fin stacks to ventilate it. The fan pulls air through the slimmer tower, and pushes it through the thicker one.