Silverstone Cooler: Nitrogen NT03

Conclusion

Conclusion

The Silverstone Nitrogen NT03 is a very nice cooler for those who want a performance cooler in a smaller size. It performs very well for its small size and is guaranteed to fit in some pretty small cases. With a Heatpipe solution that is packed into a small stylish package, Silverstone are onto a winner for people wishing to create a Media PC or an HTPC in a smaller case. The NT03 looks good and would also suit those with a case window, although the wiring would have to be carefully thought out.

It has to be said that when those two 60mm fans spin up they do get slightly 'whirry'. Although this never rose to a point where I found it distracting, and under anything but full load the noise was much better on the ears. This could however, be a problem if you need a very quiet cooler just for media purposes.

The NT03 can be found at SpecialTech for a fairly hefty £37.99. This puts it in a price bracket competing with mid to top-end coolers. This may not matter to you if you need a cooler that is just that little bit smaller than your average.


Pro's

+ Good cooling
+ Allows a decent overclock
+ Great for HTPC or Media PC application
+ Good package

Con's

- Small fans are high-pitched
- Wire management could be an issue
- Not easy to install
- Bit on the expensive size


I am going to give the NT03 a OC3D Recommended 75% for being a great buy for your smaller system.

oc3d recommended

Thanks to SpecialTech for the sample.

Remember that this cooler is being given away in our "Goodbye to 939" competition!

Goodbye to 939

Discuss in our Forums
«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next»

Most Recent Comments

30-07-2006, 14:45:23

FarFarAway
We take an look at Silverstone's compact NT03 and see if it can handly a highly overclocked CPU

Check it here
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.