There are many obstacles one need to take into consideration when building small form factor builds and one of them is the CPU cooler. It needs to be powerful enough to cool your system, but most importantly, it needs to fit into the chassis. SilverStone released a new CPU cooler that should solve both of these issues and it is called the Nitrogon NT09-115X.
The Nitrogon NT09-115X is only 45mm tall and made for Intel’s LGA 115x sockets. It is compatible with all four of them, LGA 1156, 1155, 1150, and 1151, and it can handle processors with a TDP of up to 65W.
The NT09-115X has been designed especially for use in space limited applications and comes with extruded aluminum fins for excellent thermal conductive. In addition, the NT09-115X is equipped with a custom PWM 92mm silent fan that is staggered against the aluminum fins for better airflow focus and enhanced heat dissipation.
The 92mm fan has a variable speed from 550 to 2500 RPM in order to generate an air pressure of 0.136 to 2.8mm H2O and an airflow of 10.34 to 47.0 CFM. In return, the cooler will generate a noise level between 18.5 and 32 dBA which isn’t bad at all for a small form factor cooler. From inaudible to slightly audible, yet with a good cooling performance.
Both the core and the extruded fins are made of aluminium which makes for a very light CPU cooler that shouldn’t put much stress on your motherboard, no matter how weak it might be. The entire CPU cooler with fan only weights 213.5 grams. Despite the low weight, SilverStone still ships the NT09-115X with a reinforced backplate to lessen the stress on the motherboard even more.
- Supports Intel LGA1156/1155/1150/1151 processors
- Designed for low profile systems at only 45mm tall
- Custom quiet 92mm fan for excellent cooling and low noise
- Extruded aluminum fins for good heat dissipation
- Reinforced back plate design reduces motherboard bending to provide tighter CPU contact
The new Nitrogon NT09-115X is available from today for a recommended end-user price of $13.75 USD.