Summary: Update - Silverstone clarified to us that the asymetrical design is not due to the fan's width, but rather for the design to allow extra-tall RAM on the right-side of the CPU socket. However, our Asus Sabertooth X79 test bench has RAM on both sides of the socket, which prevented us from using extra-tall RAM.
Pros: Excellent performance; quiet (in quiet mode); semi-easy install.
Summary: High performance cooling has come a long way over the years, so much in fact that it is hard to tell a difference from one cooler to another from performance numbers alone. This is especially true if you are looking for something that also doesn't make a ton of noise. The Silverstone HE01 addresses the noise and performance issue by offering a PWM fan with two distinct fan profiles.
Pros: 6 Heatpipe Construction, Dual Radiators, Super Powerful Fan, Excellent Mounting System, Multi-Processor Heatsink Mount
Cons: 38mm fan can be loud at high RPMs, Fan is not rubber mounted, (Rubber pads are included)
Summary: Please keep in mind that we have a new test system and are just starting testing on it so we do not have as many comparisons as we would like to have. All past results we have are not comparable. As we test more and more coolers on our new platform we may come to see different coolers vie for the top spot. But for today, that honor belongs to the SilverStone HE01. I was most impressed how given its size it was still able to install without blocking any DDR slots.
Summary: SilverStone brings us a newly design CPU cooler with wider fin spacing and an internally mounted adjustable 140mm adjustable speed fan sporting six heatpipes and Nickel-coated copper base. The Heligon HE01 is supplied with hardware that supports all recent socket configurations from both Intel and AMD.
Summary: The SilverStone HE01 CPU cooler is not a common “big cooler,” having a great performance and some pluses over its competitors.
First, its heatsink design, added to the fact that it comes with only one fan, frees the “airspace” over the memory sockets, which makes it compatible with virtually any memory module.
It is also versatile with its switchable fan.