This time, we tested the SilverStone AR02 CPU cooler. It has a tower heatsink, three 6 mm heatpipes and one 92 mm fan, supporting up to two fans. Let’s see if this “compact” cooler performs well.
The AR02 seems to be a smaller version of the SilverStone AR01, which we tested recently, and proved to be an excellent cooler.
Figure 1 shows the box of the cooler.
Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: heatsink, fan, a small bag of thermal compound, a manual, and installation hardware.
Figure 3 displays the AR02 heatsink.
This cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.