Tuesday, March 16th 2021

Thermalright Intros Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev A CPU Cooler

Thermalright today introduced the Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev A, a compact dual aluminium fin-stack CPU cooler with a low footprint, designed for maximum clearance around the CPU socket area, making it ideal for Mini-ITX tower gaming PC builds. A revision of the original Silver Arrow ITX-R from 2017, the new Rev A comes with a slightly smaller aluminium fins toward the bottoms of the fin-stacks, which reduce the heatsink's weight by 30 g, but improve clearance around the CPU socket. Thermalright also took the opportunity to update the included fan, which is now a TY-129B. This 130 mm spinner tuns between 600 to 1,500 RPM, compared to the 300-1,300 RPM range of the original TY-129 that the original Silver Arrow ITX-R comes with. The heatsink measures 155 mm x 103 mm x 147 mm (LxWxH), weighing 630 g. Thermalright claims that the cooler can handle thermal loads of up to 240 W. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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19 Comments on Thermalright Intros Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev A CPU Cooler

#1
lexluthermiester
Wow this beast of a cooler!

@ TPU Staff
This deserves a review! Make it a double review with Arctic MX5!
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
First impression: wow what a f*cking huge cooler
second: wait... ITX?

I think i'm in love if we get a giant cooler with huge compatibility due to ITX considerations
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#3
Valantar
Looks great, though I wish they had demonstrated it on a current-gen motherboard with the massive rear I/O-adjacent VRM heatsinks those tend to have.

Also, did they purposely design this for maximum finger stabbing power? I've never seen this many sharp edges on one cooler before.
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#4
bonehead123
Valantar
Also, did they purposely design this for maximum finger stabbing power? I've never seen this many sharp edges on one cooler before.
Perhaps we should report this to the CPSC right away, cause slice & dice, that's the way to go, oh yea for sure uh huh uh huh....hahaha :)
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
Interesting idea they did with the fan too, although makes me wounder if making those slits for the NH-D15 fan would actually cool the chip more directly as it's right up against it.
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#7
c12038
As for the sharp points and edges looks like they provide gloves to get past that or are they just for show as no details about them in the product details.

I would like to see how this performs against previous Thermalright coolers in this class just as a comparison for cooling.


MX-5 yeah some serious cooling tackle that I wouldn't mind getting my mucky paws on to this see how it marks up to MX-4/3 which i use as its a good thermal paste not expensive.

Would prefer the cryonaut by grizzly but its costs a small fortune for 15grams.
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#8
dyonoctis
Valantar
Also, did they purposely design this for maximum finger stabbing power? I've never seen this many sharp edges on one cooler before.
That's what the included gloves are for ;)
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#9
ShurikN
>ITX cooler
>155mm tall

I mean I get what they're trying to do with mem and IO shield clearance, but that height is anything but ITX.
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#10
dyonoctis
ShurikN
>ITX cooler
>155mm tall

I mean I get what they're trying to do with mem and IO shield clearance, but that height is anything but ITX.
for something like the NR200 it's perfect :D . It's seem like the whole industry decided to pause the dev of top flows cooler, It's been a while since I saw anything new that could handle a 8 cores.
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#11
Chrispy_
Holy hell that seems like an oxymoron.

"Here's our gargantuan cooler for tiny builds that doesn't actually fit in any tiny builds"

I guess there are some cube-shaped mITX cases that have a lot of vertical clearance above the motherboard, but those cube cases are also incredibly wasteful of mITX's form factor and target storage-centric builds for home NAS etc, where a bunch of 3.5" drive bays would need to be removed to install this cooler, negating the point of using those cases in the first place...
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#12
ShurikN
dyonoctis
for something like the NR200 it's perfect :D . It's seem like the whole industry decided to pause the dev of top flows cooler, It's been a while since I saw anything new that could handle a 8 cores.
Top flow as in Noctua's L and C series? The C14 could probably cool an 8 core
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#13
Colddecked
Valantar
Looks great, though I wish they had demonstrated it on a current-gen motherboard with the massive rear I/O-adjacent VRM heatsinks those tend to have.

Also, did they purposely design this for maximum finger stabbing power? I've never seen this many sharp edges on one cooler before.
This thing looks like it was designed by the Shredder. I'm cursing just thinking about installing it.
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#14
dyonoctis
Chrispy_
Holy hell that seems like an oxymoron.

"Here's our gargantuan cooler for tiny builds that doesn't actually fit in any tiny builds"

I guess there are some cube-shaped mITX cases that have a lot of vertical clearance above the motherboard, but those cube cases are also incredibly wasteful of mITX's form factor and target storage-centric builds for home NAS etc, where a bunch of 3.5" drive bays would need to be removed to install this cooler, negating the point of using those cases in the first place...
It can fit in that case, at 18 liters it's not that big (way smaller than phanteks, inwin or lian-li current "gaming itx"offerings even silverstone sg14 is bigger). Space efficiency, and air cooling rarely go well together anyway :D. You got what ? the ncase m1 and the sliger 610 who can fit a C14, but they are pretty much the only 13 liters case with a classic layout that aren't dumb on the market and they cost +200€.
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Chrispy_
dyonoctis
It can fit in that case, at 18 liters it's not that big (way smaller than phanteks, inwin or lian-li current "gaming itx"offerings even silverstone sg14 is bigger). Space efficiency, and air cooling rarely go well together anyway :D. You got what ? the ncase m1 and the sliger 610 who can fit a C14, but they are pretty much the only 13 liters case with a classic layout that aren't dumb on the market and they cost +200€.

Perhaps, but that's one of the more compact 120mm tower coolers and it already looks like it's very close to the side panel. This silver arrow looks like a much bigger cooler, no?
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#16
ShurikN
Chrispy_
This silver arrow looks like a much bigger cooler, no?
Just for an example, it's the exact same height as a Fuma 2, and that one was never advertised as an itx cooler.
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#17
dyonoctis
Chrispy_
Perhaps, but that's one of the more compact 120mm tower coolers and it already looks like it's very close to the side panel. This silver arrow looks like a much bigger cooler, no?
The silver arrow is actually way smaller in heigth, it's 147mn vs 158 for the hyper 212.
ShurikN
Fuma 2
It's actually even smaller :D 155 is for the width, the height is at 147mn.
Found on their website :
Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev.A – Thermalright
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Chrispy_
dyonoctis
The silver arrow is actually way smaller in heigth, it's 147mn vs 158 for the hyper 212.

It's actually even smaller :D 155 is for the width, the height is at 147mn.
Found on their website :
Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev.A – Thermalright

Cool, I'm happy to stand corrected.
I was eyeballing it from this image where it looked taller than an mITX board is wide:

....must be a trick of the perspective.
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#19
Valantar
Chrispy_
Cool, I'm happy to stand corrected.
I was eyeballing it from this image where it looked taller than an mITX board is wide:

....must be a trick of the perspective.
Given that it has a 130mm fan (though of course there's a question of whether 130mm is the fan blade diameter or housing diameter) and that it seems to be touching the top of the cold plate in that pic, the whole cooler can't be very tall overall. Seems like a good solution for cramming a lot of air cooling into a small case. Still, there aren't that many SFF cases where this would be useful. Should be pretty much ideal for the CM NR200 though.
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