Cooler Master can be said to have soothed the cooling cravings of those partial to large and mighty PCs, so SilverStone is doing something for owners and those who wish to buy smaller computers.
Small form factor personal computers like nettops, HTPCs (home-theater personal computers), are quite widespread nowadays.
There are plenty of small yet strong PCs too, though. In fact, since it only takes a strong CPU and a matching video board to make a powerful system, small cases can quite easily be used for gaming systems.
Some people like their machines small, while others have a small form factor computer as an “extra,” for going to LAN parties and such. Cases with handles at the top exist for this very purpose really.
It can be tricky to find coolers small enough for such things. SilverStone's new pair should be good enough though.
One of them, the NT06-PRO, has six 6mm soldered heatpipes, a single fin array and a 120 mm Sleeve Bearing fan with variable rotary speed (1,000 to 2,200 RPM).
The product measures 140(W) x 82(H) x 139 (D) mm / 5.51 x 3.22 x 5.47 inches.
SilverStone NT01-PRO is the other cooler, part of the same series as the one above: Nitrogon. It measures 140 (W) x 97 (H) x 120 (D) mm / 5.51 x 3.18 x 4.72 inches.
This one has a copper base, aluminum fins and six 6mm soldered heatpipes. No fans are included, but two can be installed if one buys them separately (70 mm or 80 mm).
Both new CPU coolers are compatible with Intel Socket LGA775/1155/1156/1366/2011 CPUs, as well as AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 central processing units from Advanced Micro Devices. Their price is of 50.90 Euro / $50.90 – 65.46.