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Silverstone Heligon HE01 Twin Tower Heatsink Review
Silverstone Heligon HE01 Twin Tower Heatsink Review
Abstract: The PWM fan itself is non-standard, in that it's 38mm thick rather than 25mm and rotates at 800-2000RPM or 800-1200RPM depending on a small physical switch set into the frame. The Silverstone SST-FHP141-H fan is rated to move upwards of 48-171CFM air

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Silverstone   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 13, 2012   Max Page  

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360° View - Silverstone Heligon HE01 Heatsink

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The single 140x38mm PWM fan spins at 2000-800RPM and draws power from a 4-pin PWM motherboard fan header. Each of the six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes extends from the base to the top of both 112mm tall fin stacks. Two thicknesses of nickel plated aluminum cooling fins are used on the Heligon HE01 as far as we can tell; 0.4mm thick fins spaced 2.0mm apart and 0.3mm thick fins spaced 1.9mm apart.

Silverstone's Heligon HE01 heatsink stands 160mm tall, 141mm wide and the first fin is elevated 40mm above the CPU socket. Heatpipes rise up through the 50mm & 30mm fin arrays with a pitch of 13mm or 14.5mm. The base incorporates a 5mm thick nickel plated copper heatspreader and 8mm thick aluminum block to distribute clamping forces.

The narrow fin stack (air intake side) is 30mm deep and has heatpipes spaced in a row. The wider fin stack (exhaust side) measures 50mm deep and the heatpipes are staggered. The copper base plate measures 38x42mm in size. Note the wire fan clip notches along the outside edges which allow at most, three fans to be hung from the Heligon HE01's cooling fins.

Base Finish and Flatness

Flipping a heatsink over to inspect the business end is often a simple indicator of overall cooler quality. More practically speaking, a heatsink is in many ways only as effective as the contact it makes with the processor - the flatter and smoother the better. Base finish is one of the criteria that Frostytech measure in the course of evaluating heatsinks and it involves two distinct aspects. Surface finish is the first; this is calculated with the aid of Surface Roughness Comparator that has a cross section of common machine surface finishes and their numerical surface roughness equivalents in microinches. The second is surface flatness. This is tested with an engineers' straight edge or proven flat surface, in two axes.

The base of the Silverstone Heligon HE01 heatsink is generally flat in one axis and very slightly convex in the opposite. The nickel plated copper surface has a smooth, sanded surface finish. Surface roughness is at or better than ~32 microinches, which is excellent.

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 1:  Silverstone Heligon HE01 Twin Tower Heatsink Review
 2: — 360° View - Silverstone Heligon HE01 Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Sound Level Comparison
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