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Pros: -Very attractive styling.
-Constructed with durable materials.
-Fits full-size components despite small size.
-Magnetic front-panel latch is secure, quiet, and won't wear out.
Cons: -Due to the tight fit of everything, you may have to remove a couple components in order to reach one that you installed deep inside.
-Front-panel latch magnet is hard to get to, and also attracted to the metal casing opposite it's mounting position. If it ever gets loose, expect to dissemble everything in order to properly reposition it.
This review is from: SILVERSTONE NT06-E 1 x 120mm fan (optional) CPU Cooler
Pros: -No moving parts means no noise
-Large surface area radiates heat quickly
-Installation was fairly easy
-Able to be installed in multiple directions, depending on your case's accommodations.
Cons: -Heat pipes may block nearby components, such as RAM, PCIe cards, or the side of the case.
-When initially installed, the heat sink was tilting at a downwards angle.
Other Thoughts: Being in a Silverstone SG02F case, the top of the cooler is physically pressing against the bottom of the PSU, where the fan is located. Compared to my 4570's stock cooler, this is noticeably quieter and actually has my system running a little cooler.
I suspect due to its weight, the large top section of the cooler was not level, but actually slanting at a noticable angle when I first installed it. This prevented it from making level contact with the bottom of the PSU. Installing extra washers around two of the mounting screws, and gently bending the lower side upward, allowed me to straighten it out. Normally this wouldn't be that much of an issue, but being a recommended usage situation by Silverstone I didn't expect this much tweaking to be required.
Pros: Latch connects securely.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW