SilverStone HE02 Passive CPU Cooler

Passive (fanless) CPU coolers aren’t anything new to the market and have been around for many, many years. When passive CPU coolers first started to hit the market the CPUs that were around at that time ran much hotter than they do today which didn’t make these coolers a great choice for gaming systems or demanding applications. With newer CPUs using less power and creating less heat than ever before, now is becoming prime time for passive CPU coolers to really shine and be used in more than just a select market of PCs. A passive CPU cooler doesn’t have a fan of it’s own, which will help save the noise of a fan or two inside your PC case, and utilizes the airflow of the fans around it as well as it’s own large heatsink design to adequately cool your CPU.

The SilverStone HE02 is SilverStone’s first entry into the passive CPU cooler market and comes at a time where SilverStone has recently been releasing a number of new products in their CPU cooler lineup (a product line that sat dormant for a number of years before coming back to life). The HE02 is compatible with all current Intel and AMD platforms and also carries a very reasonable price for the true silence it offers. Today I have the HE02 on my test bench and can't wait to put it up against some competing air coolers to see just how well it performs!

 

 

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