Silverstone Heligon HE01 CPU Cooler Review - Test System and Testing Methods

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To test all heatsinks/fans in this comparison, Hi Tech Legion will maintain an ambient room temperature of 22C. Temperatures will be climate controlled in all instances, so there will be no variance in benchmarks. Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound will be used for all comparison units. All heatsinks/fans will be benchmarked in the exact case as its comparisons, unless otherwise specified. HTL does not benchmark heatsinks/fans on a work bench - this is an attempt to show real world statistics. Temperatures will be calculated using either Core Temp or IR Thermometer and will all be measured in Celsius. All load temperatures will be at 100%, achieved by using OCCT, which will be run for 10 minutes before temperatures are measured.

In this review, the $74.95 retail Silverstone Heligon HE01 CPU Cooler will be tested against the following comparison units. The units were tested in succession in the same build, and only results from these tests were used.

  • Cooler Master TPC-812 - $69.95 retail
  • Sapphire Vapor-X - $69.95 retail
  • Thermaltake Water2.0 Performer - $74.95 retail

 

 

Test System:

 

System Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K, 3.4GHz Stock and 4.6GHz OC
  • Motherboard: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
  • Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti OC
  • Memory: 8GB ADATA XPG Xtreme DDR3-2133
  • Case: Fractal Design Define XL
  • Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1300W
  • Hard Drive: Patriot Pyro SE 120GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
  • Media: HP 1270i
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
  • Thermal Paste: Noctua NT-H1

 

 

Benchmark(s):

  • OCCT x 10 minutes for Load Temperatures

 

 

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