Silverstone Argon AR06 CPU Cooler Review: Prioritizing Silence

Silverstone AR06 CPU CoolerThe Silverstone Argon series of heatsinks comprise of value-minded CPU air cooling solutions available in tower-style or heatpiped low-profile models. Of the three that use a low-profle design, the Argon AR06 is the more capable cooler equipped with four heatpipes compared to the dual-heatpiped AR05 and AR04. With a 92mm fan designed for quiet operation, the Argon AR06 fits well with Silverstone’s current SFF ecosystem of slim cases and compact power supplies. The price also happens to be very competitive at only $39.99 with a one-year warranty.

Review Sample Provided by: Silverstone
Product Name/Link to Website: Argon AR06 CPU Cooler
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Despite the budget pricing, Silverstone did no hold back on the packaging with a full-color box and form-fitting foam to hold the AR06 cooler and accessories inside. The box design uses a light blue color scheme with off-white trim and is unmistakable from other current CPU cooler series.

Silverstone Argon AR06

The 92mm fan comes pre-attached to the AR06 heatsink body and the accessories include:

  • 1x small tube of thermal interface material
  • 1x fold out users guide/installation manual
  • 4x hex screws
  • 4x round nuts corresponding with hex screws
  • 2x matching Intel mounting bracket
  • 2x matching AMD mounting bracket
  • 4x base screws for bracket
  • 4x rubber spacers with adhesive side
  • 4x hex nuts

Silverstone Argon AR06

Specifications:

Model No.SST-AR06
MaterialCopper heat pipes with aluminum fins
ApplicationIntel Socket LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156
AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2
Heat Pipe TypeØ6mm heat-pipe x 4
Cooling System92mm x 92mm x 15mm fan
Dimension w/fan105mm (W) x 92mm (D) x 58mm (H) (with fan)
Noise20 ~ 28.3dBA
BearingRifle Bearing
Net Weight263g (without fan)
Voltage Rating (V)12V
Start Voltage (V)7V
Air Flow (CFM)40.2CFM (Max.)
Speed (R.P.M.)1200 ~ 2500RPM PWM
Life Expectance (hrs)40,000 hours
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