SilverStone Argon Series AR08 CPU Air Cooler Review @ [H]

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    SilverStone Argon Series AR08 CPU Air Cooler Review - SilverStone's Argon Series AR08 looks to address those building a budget mid-level computer that balances performance and budget. It does however bring some enthusiast features with it like direct contact heatpipes, a 92mm PWM "diamond edged" fan, and noise dampening technologies.
     
  2. encore2097

    encore2097 n00bie

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    Thanks for the review. If you are listing this as a budget cooler, how does this stack up against the budget cooler champ : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($25-$30)?
     
  3. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    encore2097, At $25, go with the Cooler Master.
     
  4. britjh22

    britjh22 Limp Gawd

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    If you don't have room for a 120mm fan tower, go for a Cryorig m9i/m9a, if you do, go for something like the CM 212 or newer better options. It seems like these coolers are always introduced with prices in the $30 to $45 range, but does anyone actually but them at these prices?
     
  5. Mr45

    Mr45 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Nice review, why would I want it instead of a CM Hyper TX3 though? I get the feeling it's an average HSF for a premium price simply because it has the SIlverstone name on it. Or maybe I'm just getting more cynical.
     
  6. Dr.Diablo

    Dr.Diablo Limp Gawd

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    I have a hundred 150 millimeter limit and went with the CRYORIG H7 and it has been doing a super job for my 6700 k
     
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