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SilverStone AR01 CPU Cooler

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Posted May 21, 2013 by Will in Cooling
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Price at time of Review: $34.95 from Performance-PCs.com
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great price to performance ratio, super quiet operation, PWM-enabled fan, great deal of clearance to the first PCI slot.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Blue fan frame may not suit all builds, lack of RAM clearance on our particular test setup.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you're looking for a budget cooler that can hang with the big guys and don't mind the blue fan frame then be sure to keep the SilverStone AR01 on the top of your list.
by Will
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Introduction

SilverStone is a company that’s been around for 10 years, yet they haven’t quite developed a high level of brand recognition amongst consumers. Still, for those who know them, they sometimes make stand out products. One of their most famous products is the Air Penetrator fan. Silverstone also makes a wide variety of cases, CPU coolers, fans and even power supplies. They recently released their Argon series of CPU coolers which feature the AR01, AR02 and AR03, each having distinct blue-framed fans in a variety of sizes and heat pipe configurations. SilverStone was kind enough to send us their AR01 cooler to test out so let’s check it out!

About SilverStone:

“Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices.

With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use.

Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.”

Let’s take a look at the AR01’s details and specifications now.

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