Reviews and Problems with Silverstone Nitrogon NT06
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SilverStone Nitrogon NT06 CPU Cooler Review
27 May 2008
Conclusion: Product revision is not uncommon in a competitive market that dictates that manufacturers come up with new cooling designs for the PC platform. SilverStone is still a relatively new player in the cooling market with only six heatsink coolers in the Nitrogon product line. The latest and greatest NT06 does a decent job catering to both AMD and Intel platforms with a universal clipping mechanism.
Pros: Three heat pipe design, Bundled mini fan controller and 120mm cooling fan, Compatible with most systems, Good cooling performance, Good documentation and retail packaging
Cons: Large, Generic thermal paste, Requires motherboard removal prior to installation, FM122 cooling fan at full speed is unbearable
Conclusion: While the price tag may be a little high, the NT06 would be a great choice for anyone will to spend the money.Installation wasn’t really any problem other than having to remove the motherboard, and the temperatures should be good enough for anyone that’s still looking at air cooling.
Conclusion: All in all, the NT06 is a decent CPU cooler that will fit in almost any motherboard or casing. For about USD$60 / RM218, you get a heatpipe cooler, a powerful fan and an awesome retail package. The installation part was tough and we wouldn?t recommend it for novice users. However, the Thermalright SI-120 is retailed much cheaper than the NT06, but you get only the heatsink with the SI-120.
Pros: Awesome packaging, Powerful fan included, Minimalist design, Fits in SFF case
Cons: Installation could be easier, Performance could be better for dual core processors, Fan too noisy at full blast, Pricey
Summary: We were quite impressed with Silverstone’s Nitrogon NT06. The performance the NT06 brings when coupled with the SG01/SG01-E is astonishing when compared to their NT03. It brings the SG01’s performance to a more acceptable temperature and noise level. If you’re an SG01/SG01-E owner looking for the ideal heatsink for your setup, look no further than Silverstone’s behemoth NT06.