Asus Silent Square CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2006-10-11

Asus continues their CPU cooler product series with this high end, 5 heat pipe compact tower cooler, a blue LED fan gives it *bling* and with a rating of up to 130W we find out if it gives you *bang* for the buck.

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Introduction, Specifications and Up Close

Asus Silent Square:
Supplied by: Asus

Asus is known throughout the hardware community for their excellent range of motherboards and VGA cards, but today we take a closer look at another product line they are pursuing, CPU Coolers; the Silent Square (or S²) is a high end copper/alu/heat pipe construction with 92mm colored LED Fan.

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  • AMD: Athlon64/64+ Socket754/940/939
  • Intel: S478/LGA775 sockets

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    In the box: A small tube of thermal paste, a detailed installation manual and mounting gear

    Heatsink Dimensions (mm): 140(L) x 115(W) x 140(H)
    Weight (without fan): 656 gram

    The 92mm fan sits in the middle of the heatsink, these are the specs:

    * Dimension (mm): 92 x 92 x 25
    * Bearing Type: Sleeve
    * Speed: 1800 rpm ± 10% with PWM
    * Max. Airflow: 32.25 CFM

    Up close :

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    The Silent Square has no less than 5 copper heat pipes which are joined in a copper base, the heat is dissipated to a collection of thin aluminum fins which sit at each side of the fan. The S² only uses a 92mm fan, this helps to reduce the overall size of the tower heatsink and prevents possible incompatibility issues.

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