With almost a kilogram of aluminum and copper SilverStone designed a new cooler, which copes with an overclocked six-core processor without any fans at all! Please, meet the new SilverStone Heligon HE02.
There’s nothing new about the idea to cool a CPU with little or no noise at all. Many major brands offered or offer still silent cooling solutions. The Japanese firm Scythe has the gigantic Orochi and the Susanoo. Under the Thermalright brand we can see the old-time favorite HR-02 as well as its successor Macho. Cooler Master, on its part, offers the Hyper Z600 whereas Noctua's flagship NH-D14 and some other models are perfectly suited for passive mode, too. Zalman, Thermaltake and Titan seem to be the only brands that have not tried to develop passive coolers.
And today we’ve got a new product of this kind. It goes under the name of SilverStone Heligon HE02 (SST-HE02).
Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing
The technical specifications and recommended pricing of the new SilverStone cooler are summed up in the following table:
Packaging and Accessories
SilverStone’s cardboard packaging resembles Thermalright products but the sides of the box are dark brown.
Moreover, this packaging is more informative, providing exhaustive data about the cooler on its sides.
It is reliable too because the heatsink is fixed in pieces of foam rubber while the accessories are contained in an individual flat box.
The accessories include a universal back-plate, a retention plate, two pairs of steel supports, four wire brackets to fasten fans, a user guide, screws and spacers with plastic bushings, and thermal grease:
So, we have everything necessary to quickly mount the Heligon HE02 onto any modern platform. Like nearly every other computer component on this planet, the cooler is manufactured in China. It costs a substantial $65 and comes with a 1-year warranty.