Saturday, February 11th 2012

Thermalright Coming Up with the Silver Arrow SB-E CPU Cooler

To finish off the week in style Thermalright announced the Silver Arrow SB-E, a new, high-end CPU cooler based on the Silver Arrow model introduced back in 2010.

The Silver Arrow SB-E features a dual tower/dual fan design and has eight (nickel-plated) 6 mm copper heatpipes (the old Arrow comes with four 8 mm pipes), a tweaked heatsink, two TY PWM fans - one 140 mm and one 150 mm (the SA packs two 140 mm spinners), and a mounting kit offering support for Intel LGA 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775 and AMD AM2(+) / AM3(+) / FM1 processors.

The Silver Arrow SB-E also makes use of some more 'discrete' fan clips that won't interfere with taller memory modules. The cooler is expected to become available at the end of this month. No price tag was announced but we found it on pre-order at about $103 / 78 Euro.
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46 Comments on Thermalright Coming Up with the Silver Arrow SB-E CPU Cooler

#1
wahdangun
lol. i though that thing was noctua product and went crazy by producing gigantic cooller
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#2
fochkoph
Yummy sewage colored fans. Nothing like a massive chunk of metal cooling your CPU though. :rockout:
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#3
TRWOV
WarEagleAU said:
Personally, I think the big, gargantuan coolers should be a thing of the past. With advances in thermal design and dissipation today, the smaller ones do a pretty damn good job of cooling. I think those closed loop systems are nice. Of course, I personally want to go back to a custom loop myself sometime this year. Maybe after I save enough scratch for the Cosmos II :p
Agreed. My Core i5 doesn't seem to mind being cooled by a fanless Hyper TX3 although the big 140mm side and top case fans might have something to do with it :D
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#4
Flanker
@ those suggesting something along the lines of "All-in-one WC units should replace huge high end air cooler"

you people obviously have a point, but for the prices I'm looking at in AUS/NZ, high end air coolers still offer better value for the money.
There are also noise sensitive people who use these huge air coolers coupled with very low speed fans (300~1000rpm), to achieve low temperatures and low noise at the same time. And when fan speeds are that slow, noises emitted by water pumps in cheap WC setups becomes audible.
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#5
jpierce55
Paulieg said:
Plenty of enthusiasts like me are not about aesthetics. Everything is about performance. What it looks like matters not to me, and does not in an way impress my friends. ;)
besides, you really can't see the ram with this thing anyway...... but it is huge. I wonder about nb h.s. clearance. I had a little issue with my Mugen and a mobo.
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#6
wickerman
At some point Thermalright should just stop pretending they are a heatsink manufacturer and just make those heatpipes and fins big enough to encompass all the hardware, and add mounting points for the hard drives, optical drives, and expansion cards. Just make the whole damn case a heatsink, integrate a few fans, and call it a day already will ya! :toast:
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#7
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
wickerman said:
At some point Thermalright should just stop pretending they are a heatsink manufacturer and just make those heatpipes and fins big enough to encompass all the hardware, and add mounting points for the hard drives, optical drives, and expansion cards. Just make the whole damn case a heatsink, integrate a few fans, and call it a day already will ya! :toast:
Someone's already come up with that idea and I'm sure it was reported on TPU. Quite clever, really.
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#8
loleafidas
the stock fans look rusty than the original one ! n hope these fans useful than too :-|
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#9
eidairaman1
This should be called the Silver Arrow InThe Knee Edition because you will get an arrow in the knee after seeing its price tag lol
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#10
joellim
nope, can't see any rams down there, they must be playing hide n' seek.
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#11
ThE_MaD_ShOt
I hope it isn't heavy. It'll rip the board in half. Also to those of you that like to poke around in your case half asleep (like me) that thing will take a finger off. :laugh:
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#12
joellim
yes, the fins on these cpu coolers are so sharp and thin, i got cuts before while working with my silver arrow because the darn fan headers are beneath the sink once you install the it inside the case. however, if you do have a side window, it still looks simply brutal, like using a 5.0L V8 instead of a lean and mean Porsche.
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#13
Flanker
wickerman said:
At some point Thermalright should just stop pretending they are a heatsink manufacturer and just make those heatpipes and fins big enough to encompass all the hardware, and add mounting points for the hard drives, optical drives, and expansion cards. Just make the whole damn case a heatsink, integrate a few fans, and call it a day already will ya! :toast:
hello
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#14
vega22
epic cooler is made more epic, EPIC!
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#15
Prima.Vera
Looks like the radiator from a V8 Mustang! ;)
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#16
micropage7
newtekie1 said:
Then don't put the fan in the front. You can either put the second fan in the back or just use one fan in the middle. Less efficient, yes, but still probably one of the best performing heatsinks out there.

Also, notice how they are using a 1366 board with 6 memory slots. Spacing tends to be a little tighter on those types of boards than even 2011 boards with only 4 slots(though the spacing is sometimes tight on 2011 with 8 slots). On boards with a little more room between the socket and the first memory slot, the fan wouldn't be an issue with tall heatspreaders.
yeah, i wonder why dont they make it little bit wider not taller so it can get applied better :D
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#17
claylomax
Jarman said:
just use water...

A low/mid spec closed loop systems like a corsiar h80 are gonna cost less than this and wont snap your motherboard.
And will be noisy as hell.
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#18
m1dg3t
Look's like another monster from Thermalright! This aint for everyone but for those who can accomodate this cooler i think they'll have some excellent result's! :cool:
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
Couldn't you just move the front fan to the back?
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#20
pantherx12
joellim said:
however, if you do have a side window, it still looks simply brutal,.
I cut a hole in the side of my case just so I could fit mine :D Plus the added bonus of seeing it is great :laugh:
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#21
micropage7
if your processor aint too hot and your airflow is pretty good, maybe it would be interesting to see it as passive cooler
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