Evercool Silent Shark CPU Heatsink Review




No, that wasn’t a command that was the war cry of a computing movement!  Gamers and modders around the world want three things from their computers; Performance, cooling, and silence.  Personally, I don’t care how loud my fans are.  I have one case that’s so quiet that I sometimes don’t even realize it’s on.  I have another that sounds like a jet airliner getting ready to land.  But, preference is preference, and the majority seems to opt for the sweet sounds of silence.

Evercool is well known for their fans.  I have several of them myself.  I’ve always been impressed with the force at which they move air across my motherboards.  But their CPU coolers?  I’ve not had much intimacy with those.  So when I got the opportunity to review their new Silent Shark CPU Cooler, I was all over it.  And as tempted as I was to watch reruns of Shark Week in HD to load the CPU for testing, I fought my urges and ran Prime95 instead.

Before we go any further, here’s a little info on the Shark:

Overall Dimension : 140 x 166 x 165 mm
DC Fan Size : 120 x 120 x 25 mm x 2 (SSF-12 & Silent Fan)
Heat Sink Material : 6 Heatpipes + Al Fin + Cu Base
Bearing Type : Ever Lubricate Bearing
Fan Speed : Min:800±25% Max:2200±10% RPM
(SSF-12)1400±15% RPM (Silent Fan)
Noise Level : Min:<16dBA Max:<38dBA (SSF-12)
<26 dBA (Silent Fan)
Rated Voltage : 12 V.DC
Weight : 1180 g
  • The design of the six heat pipes giant should provide adequate cooling which enhance heat dissipation effect up to 250W.
  • The design of dual tower enhances heat dissipation effect.
  • Special fin feature that generate outstanding vortex airflow.
  • Copper-based design ensures that the CPU heat can be evenly transmitted to the heat pipes.
  • HPO-12025 collaborates with Evercool exclusive Shark Fan and Silent Fan that can increase the speed of heat conduction.
  • By different angles installation, our fan enhances the motherboard component cooling performance and overclocking.
  • Whole new MPCS(Multi Platform Clip System) provides great installation stability.