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Correction Review: Silverstone Heligon Series – HEO1 CPU Cooler Revisited

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Posted March 9, 2013 by Kenny in Cooling
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Price at time of Review: $74.99 on Newegg.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Zero RAM Interference, 2 modes of cooling performance, Capable of handling overclock settings
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Fan in P mode is loud, Large Cooler may pose problems on some motherboards.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
The new replacement Silverstone Heligon Series - HEO1 cooler was quite a bit better and is easily one of the best choices in the market.
by Kenny
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Introduction

Hello fellow Pure Overclock readers! Today we have something a little special on the table. If you have previously been reading our CPU Cooler reviews you probably saw our recent review for Silverstone. We reviewed the Silverstone Heligon Series – HEO1 CPU Cooler, but after publication of the review, Silverstone noticed some discrepencies, and shared their concerns with the temperatures we recorded. While we explained to Silverstone our process to make sure temps are recorded accurately, they wondered if they had possibly sent us a defective cooler.

So SilverStone sent us a second cooler for re-testing to see if we gathered the same results or better. As you will soon see, it turns out their concerns were valid. Before we jump into things, we would like to thank Tony at Silverstone for sending us a second cooler for re-testing of the Heligon Series – HEO1.

You can read the previous review linked here: Silverstone Heligon Series – HEO1

 

Let’s jump in and take a look at the results we were able to achieve with the re-test.

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One Comment


  1.  
    John Ginnane

    Seems like this could only have been a problem with the heat pipes being properly evacuated and/or re-filled. And how is a consumer to know whether he got a similar dud or not?

    I would ask Silver Stone to walk us through their product preparation and QC testing phase. That a bad cooler got out to a reviewer is only a little less disturbing than the idea that some significant percentage of units sold to unsuspecting buyers may be similar.





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