• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

SilverStone Intros Hydrogon D120 ARGB Dual Fin-stack CPU Cooler

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
41,752 (8.20/day)
Location
Hyderabad, India
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix B450-E Gaming
Cooling AMD Wraith Prism
Memory 2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) Palit GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GameRock
Storage Western Digital Black NVMe 512GB
Display(s) BenQ 1440p 60 Hz 27-inch
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 650W
Mouse ASUS ROG Strix Impact
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
SilverStone today introduced the Hydrogon D120 ARGB a "slim" aluminium dual fin-stack CPU cooler. The cooler features a "D-type" dual fin-stack heatsink with slim fin-stacks that contribute to an overall cooler depth of just 112 mm with both fans in place (comparable to a single fin-stack cooler with a push-pull fans arrangement). The two fin-stacks are skewered by six 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes that make indirect contact with the CPU over a mirror-finish nickel-plated copper base. The heat pipes progress upward in a bent fashion as shown in the pictures below, to free up clearance around the memory area of your motherboard.

A pair of 120 mm, 9-blade ARGB-illuminated fans are included with the SilverStone Hydrogon D120 ARGB. Each of these take in 4-pin PWM for the main function, and 3-pin ARGB for the lighting. The fans feature hydraulic bearings, turn up to 1,850 RPM, each pushing up to 56.23 CFM of air-flow, with a noise output of 30.5 dBA. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA115x, LGA1200, and LGA2066. The cooler measures 125 mm (W) x 153 mm (H) x 112 mm (D), weighing 885 g (including fans). The company didn't reveal pricing.



View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 
Joined
Nov 15, 2020
Messages
23 (0.07/day)
System Name Jaegermeister
Processor R5 5600X, max PBO
Motherboard Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro V2
Cooling be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 w/ MX-4 thermal paste
Memory 2x16GB Crucial Ballistix 3600MHz CL16 (16Gbit Micron Rev.B) - @ 3800MHz, CL16
Video Card(s) Powercolor Red Devil 6600XT w/ MX-4 thermal paste
Storage 1x 2TB WD SN550 (storage), 1x 1TB SK hynix Gold P31 (boot)
Display(s) 1x Gigabyte G27Q, 1x MSI Optix G241
Case Phanteks P500A (non-digital), w/ 4x 140mm Arctic P14 PST CO fans
Audio Device(s) (Onboard) Realtek ALC 1220-VB
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex III 750W 80+ Gold
Mouse Logitech G203
Keyboard HyperX Core RGB
Software Windows 10 unfortunately
Benchmark Scores TBD
Yes! Yet another dual-tower RGB cooler... I'm so excited.

In the wise words of bonehead,
y.A.W.n ....
 
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
3,677 (0.80/day)
System Name Cyberline
Processor Intel Core i7 2600k
Motherboard Asus P8P67 LE Rev 3.0
Cooling Tuniq Tower 120
Memory Corsair (4x2) 8gb 1600mhz
Video Card(s) AMD RX480
Storage Samsung 750 Evo 250gb SSD + WD 1tb x 2 + WD 2tb
Display(s) Philips 32inch LPF5605H (television)
Case antec 600
Audio Device(s) Focusrite 2i4 (USB)
Power Supply Seasonic 620watt 80+ Platinum
Mouse Elecom EX-G
Keyboard Rapoo V700
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Yes! Yet another dual-tower RGB cooler... I'm so excited.

In the wise words of bonehead,
y.A.W.n ....

yeah but looks solid enough, also long af coldplate
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2020
Messages
965 (1.79/day)
This just shows how hot the CPUs are becoming.

yeah but looks solid enough, also long af coldplate
I suspect its long because of Intel's chip going forward. The current socket is going in the way of the dodo soon, so perhaps the next gen CPUs will be longer. At least from what I recall, AMD chips have always been squarish over the years, while Intel ones seems to be getting longer to accomodate more cores.
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
21,827 (4.14/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.VI
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling CPU: BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 {1xCorsair ML120 Pro|5xML140 Pro}
Memory 32GB XPG Gammix D10 {2x16GB}
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White)
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
I personally think the fin stack could have been thicker.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2017
Messages
68 (0.05/day)
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (4.0 GHz @ 1.4V)
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming
Cooling Scythe Mugen 5 with Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM
Memory 8 GBx2 Corsair Vengeance LPX (running at DDR4-2933, CAS 16)
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 1080 Turbo
Storage 1x 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1x 1 TB Crucial MX500 M.2, 2x 3 TB Toshiba P300 7,200 RPM HDD
Display(s) 24" Acer R240HY
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z + Sennheiser HD 558
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Passmark System Score: 5252.4
...this actually is kind of interesting to me. A dual-tower air cooler with standard-thickness fans that doesn't cover RAM slots? I'm curious.
 
Joined
Apr 5, 2016
Messages
85 (0.04/day)
System Name Katzi
Processor Ryzen 7 5800X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix X570-E
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo F4-3600C16-16GTZNC (Dual Rank)
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3080
Storage 2x Samsung 970 Evo Plus m.2 1tb SSD 1x Samsung 1tb QVL SSD
Display(s) AOC CQ27G2
Case Corsair 5000D AF Black, Lian Li Uni-fans
Audio Device(s) Creative Soundblaster X3
Power Supply Corsair RMx850
Mouse Glorious Model D (White)
Keyboard Logitech G915 TKL White
This just shows how hot the CPUs are becoming.


I suspect its long because of Intel's chip going forward. The current socket is going in the way of the dodo soon, so perhaps the next gen CPUs will be longer. At least from what I recall, AMD chips have always been squarish over the years, while Intel ones seems to be getting longer to accomodate more cores.
I think it's Less about how hot CPUs are becoming, more about demand for performance with less noise.

Although, people are going to need something Massive to cool intels 11th gen lol.
 
Joined
Jan 13, 2021
Messages
3 (0.01/day)
Processor AMD 3600
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro
Cooling CPU: Noctua NH-D15S; Case: 6 fans NoiseblockerB14-PS ;
Memory A-Data 3600 (@3733) 8GB x 2
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce 2070 SUPER GAMING X TRIO
Case Phantesk 600s
Power Supply Corsair AX850
Could be perfect for the Cooler Master NR200P (with glass side panel). Not a lot of air coolers with 120mm fan(s) can fit into this case.
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2020
Messages
965 (1.79/day)
I personally think the fin stack could have been thicker.
Thicker fin stack is good due to more surface area. But as it becomes more dense, its harder for air to pass through. It also means the fan needs to spin at a higher RPM which will result in higher noise level. 3 twin tower air coolers I've owned, Bequiet Dark Rock 4 Pro, Scythe Fuma 2, and ID Cooling SE207 XT don't have very dense fin stack but still cools well.

I think it's Less about how hot CPUs are becoming, more about demand for performance with less noise.

Although, people are going to need something Massive to cool intels 11th gen lol.
At the low to mid end, the CPUs generally don't run that hot. But as you go up the the Ryzen 7 and Intel i7, heat is becoming a problem. I used to cool these chips with a single tower air cooler, and it is sufficient then. Fast foward to AMD Zen 2 and Intel Coffee Lake, the higher end chips run very hot. You can slap a single tower air cooler on it, but be ready that it will throttle.

As for Intel's Comet Lake series onwards, including Rocket Lake, I feel you will ideally need a 280mm AIO water cooler at least if you want the most out of it. With Zen 3 Ryzen 7 onwards, you may still scrap through with a twin tower air cooler based on my experience.

Could be perfect for the Cooler Master NR200P (with glass side panel). Not a lot of air coolers with 120mm fan(s) can fit into this case.
Personally, I feel a tower air cooler may not be very helpful for this case. I feel tower coolers works best when there is air flow coming from the front of the case, and an exhaust out in the rear of the case. The extra surface area will help soak up more heat, but the airflow for this case with the glass panel is not ideal and may limit the cooler's effectiveness. Also if your GPU is lying flat and not using the PCI-E riser, it will obstruct airflow from the bottom 2 intake fans. So there will be a lot of heat build up within the case.
 
Top