Wednesday, January 24th 2018
SilverStone released the latest entry to its Argon line of low-profile CPU coolers, with the Argon AR 11. Designed for LGA115x socket, with an installed height of just 47 mm, the cooler is ideal for SFF builds on mini-ITX motherboards, as its 97 mm x 94 mm x 47 mm aren't much larger than the CPU socket area of LGA115x motherboards itself. Like most Argon series coolers, its heatsink design involves a dense aluminium fin stack that propagates along the plane of the motherboard. Four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes, which make direct contact with the CPU, pass through two ends of the fin-stack in an "S" shape. The fin-stack is ventilated by a 15 mm-thick 92 mm fan, which takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins between 1,200 to 3,000 RPM, pushing up to 55.76 CFM of air, with a noise output of 44.5 dBA at max speed. The cooler supports CPU TDP of up to 95W, which means you should be able to install even 6-core "Coffee Lake-D" Processors. The company didn't reveal pricing.