SilverStone Argon AR11 Review 10

SilverStone Argon AR11 Review

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A tiny cooler, the box measures in at just 13.3 cm long, 11.7 cm wide, and 6.7 cm thick. The top shows an image of the AR11 cooler and lists its maximum height. Meanwhile, the bottom lists the cooler's specifications and supported sockets while also showing the HDC base.

The front and back sides are the same, showing an image of the cooler and the product name. Once again, SilverStone mentions the low profile nature of the cooler, but not much else.

Finally, looking at the left and right sides, you will find the cooler's unique features in various languages. Features such as its 47 mm total height and four Ø6 mm heat pipes are covered here.


Opening the box, you will be greeted by a layer of foam on top and the included installation manual. Below that is the cooler. Overall, the packaging is rather sparse, but considering the cooler's design and price, that is no surprise.

When it comes to mounting hardware, the SilverStone Argon series AR11 might be the easiest cooler to install, at least at first glance since only some spacers and hex nuts are needed to secure it. Seriously, that's all it comes with. Granted, part of this is due to the limited socket compatibility as it only supports Intel's LGA115x; there is no AMD support to speak of.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Spacers
  • 4x Hex nuts
  • 1x 92 mm fan
  • 1x Heatsink
  • 1x Packet of thermal paste
  • 1x Installation manual
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