Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Pro Heatsink Review
impressed when a new type of heatsink comes out to try and solve the age old
issue with noise production. The trick really is to make the heatsink thermally efficient without sacrificing acoustic concerns. Noise
is important, but if the heatsink doesn't cool very well what use is it? Ultimately, low noise heatsinks
are all about a trade off between how quiet the heatsink is before it becomes ineffective as a
means of active cooling.
heatsink is always going to be the worlds one and only
zero noise producing cooler, but the real prize is the zero noise active heatsink. Active and passive heatsinks
make the distinction between heatsinks which have fans that mechanically move air over the fins surface, and those
which rely on convection.
cooling requires much more surface area to generate the same level of cooling as
a smaller actively cooled heatsink and is often impractical for close
environments like the insides of our computers. Arctic Cool have created a
heatsink called the Super Silent 4 Pro to address many of these issues.
The Super Silent 4 Pro does this with the aide of a rather unique spin on traditional fan
design. The motor is suspended above the fan, and the impeller blades are positioned below almost touching the
tips of the fins.
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- Model: SuperSilent4Pro
HS Material: Aluminum extrusion
Fan: 2600 RPM, 12V, 0.15A
- Fan Dim: 37x80x80mm
- FHS Dimensions: 97x115x78mm
- Made by: Arctic Cool
cooler looks odd, and somewhat like an industrial fan used in ventilation situations. The
fan spins at 2600 RPM and is reportedly designed to produce less of a
As if the Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Pro we're already unique
enough, four foam rubber pads separate the fan/fan shroud assembly from the aluminum
heatsink to help reduce vibrations. Whether or not these little foam rubber pads are
thick enough to actually absorb vibrations from an unbalanced fan motor is up for
They are useful in reducing any rattle due to a loose fan mount