Silverstone NT06 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2006-10-10

Silverstone latest compact heatsink is light weight, features 120mm fan support and promises to provide excellent cooling for your hot running CPU. Let´s see how it does.

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Introduction, Specifications and Up Close

Silverstone NT06:
Supplied by: Silverstone

Silverstone has made quite a name for themselves ever since they launched their first products, they have expanded their line-up with more cases, power supplies and CPU heatsinks. Today I take a closer look at a high end CPU cooler made to fit into smaller spaces; The NT06 reminds me of the Thermalright XP-120, which is certainly not a bad thing.

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  • AMD: Athlon64/64+ Socket754/940/939 (* AM2 Compatibility through separate bracket)
  • Intel: S478/LGA775 sockets

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    In the box: A small tube of thermal paste, mounting screws and brackets for AMD/Intel, fan screws, fan speed controller on PCI bracket, and a detailed manual.

    Heatsink Dimensions: 125.4mm (W) x 78mm (H) x 148mm (D)
    Weight (without fan): 570 gram

    The included fan is remarkably higher than your average 120mm fan, the increased fan blade size allows for more air to moved.

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    These are the specs:

  • Fan speed: 800 ~ 2400rpm
  • Max airflow: 107.13CFM
  • Noise 21.0dBA ~ 42.2dBA
  • Fan blade size 120 x 120 x 32mm
  • Bearing dual ball

    Up close :

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    Three large heat pipes are joined in a copper base, from there the pipes spread out in a U form and are connected to a series of aluminum fins. This collection is thin fins is enclosed in a black shroud with the Silverstone “Nitrogon” logo on the side.

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