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Silverstone NT06-E
5.2 out of 10

Silverstone NT06-E

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Overall 8
8.0

Works great in SG02F

Michael B., Newegg
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Being in a Silverstone SG02F case, the top of the cooler is physically pressing against the bottom of the PSU, where the fan is located. Compared to my 4570's stock cooler, this is noticeably quieter and actually has my system running a little cooler.
  • Pros: -No moving parts means no noise -Large surface area radiates heat quickly -Installation was fairly easy -Able to be installed in multiple directions, depending on your case's accommodations.
  • Cons: -Heat pipes may block nearby components, such as RAM, PCIe cards, or the side of the case. -When initially installed, the heat sink was tilting at a downwards angle.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great in Suggested Configurations

Aaron M., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: Works great for my MicroATX build I mounted it on an AMD Vishera FX-4300 in a Silverstone SGO1. It sits (no room for the 120 mm fan on top) right under my Thermaltake full ATX 500W PSU. The power supply's fan helps to move the air.
  • Pros: Absolutely silent CPU cooler. It is possible to mount a 120mm fan on it. 5 cooling pipes to radiator. Has kept my chip nice and cool. As I write this review, my current CPU temp is 6 degrees C. Works great in Silverstone SGO1 case.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2
2.0

Why bother with this?

Anonymous, Newegg
9 March 2013
  • Pros: None that I can see
  • Cons: Bulky, porrly engineered with no consideration for other parts that must fit into a case...A self contained water cooler is a much better choice for your money and troubles.
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Overall 8
8.0

Long Term review

Dan D., Newegg
7 December 2012
  • Pros: Cooling is so-so. Love how it is very adaptable , even to AM3+
  • Cons: Using this in an SGO1 case, and mounting options depending on motherboard do not allow for good airflow, resulting in high CPU temps.
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Overall 2
2.0

Absolute Garbage

Anonymous, Newegg
4 December 2012
  • Summary: Going to take this out to the woods and shoot it with my airsoft gun. I guess it serves some purpose.
  • Pros: lol
  • Cons: -When installing a fan, screws will screw awkwardly in the heatsink. -Huge! -Doesn't seat properly on the CPU with the horribly manufactured included screws. -Horribly designed kit altogether.
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Overall 10
10

Very, Very Good!!!

Vincent R., Newegg
18 June 2012
  • Summary: My latest system is an ASUS P5Q SE Plus with a Quad Core Q9550 CPU. I mounted this heatsink to the CPU using Artic Silver Thermal Paste. I placed a very low 900 RPM case fan on the heatsink, a Scythe S-Flex SFF21D 120mm. Can't ask for better temps.
  • Pros: I bought this in Oct. 2009 and it has performed very well for me even through several upgrades. My current CPU temp is 34 degrees. You don't need a wide case.
  • Cons: None with cooling, only with installation. Could have included a fan for the money. Backplate design. You have to remove the motherboard to mount this monster. Bigger than you think. It just misses my memory by a hair.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent silent CPU cooler

George T., Newegg
4 June 2012
  • Summary: Been using this in my HTPC for a few years now. Went all Silverstone on the build (SG02 case, 450W PSU and this heatsink). In my configuration, the heatsink sits directly underneath the power supply, which vents the heat away. Running a 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo with no heat issues whatsoever.
  • Pros: No fan, silent operation, fits SFF case, cools a wide range of CPUs.
  • Cons: A bit tricky to mount (trickier yet to remove and re-mount), definitely need some kind of regular air flow for necessary cooling.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent cooling, doesn't fit on some mobos

William H., Newegg
26 December 2011
  • Pros: Cooling is pretty good for passive, not the best, but pretty good.
  • Cons: Some of the fins are slightly bent, but nothing serious. Blocks the pci-express slot on a decent number of mini-itx mobos including my ASRock Z68M-ITX/HT despite being made for sff builds.
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Overall 10
10

Great Mini-itx cooler with slight bending

Kevin S., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Summary: Using a NoiseBlocker M12-P 120mm PWM fan with this cooler and temps never exceed 60c with bios set to not let the fan go below 40% duty cycle which puts it at around 1100rpm which is not noticeably audible in my environment.
  • Pros: Fairly low profile Nice construction Fits in my mini-itx solution* better than reference heat sink
  • Cons: *--Silverstones site for their SUGO SG07 case recommends this cooler. The SG07 is a mini-itx case, meant of course for mini-itx motherboards. I did not dock an egg for this because I have only experienced this with my 1 board, others may have different spacing between the CPU and PCI-e slot which...
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Overall 8
8.0

i7-2600k 21c Idle

Anonymous, Newegg
11 November 2011
  • Summary: This cooler is successfully keeping an i7-2600k cool, 21c at idle, using just the PSU fan for airflow. The installation was only slightly impeded by the modifications they made to support the LGA1155, mounting holes are slotted.
  • Pros: Huge cooling surface. Stable mounting. Fits perfectly inside a SG03 or SG04 case.
  • Cons: Can be tricky to install if your motherboard has a lot heatsinks on it already. Depending on orientation and board, may block RAM slots.
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