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

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#26
Actually a lot of coolers beat it by quite a far margin now.

One of my Alpenfóhn coolers (nordwand rev b) beat my True EX by a good 10 degrees. ( Believe this was on a x3220)

That's a huge amount of difference : ]

I imagine it wouldn't even get close to keeping up with my current cooler ( Silver Arrow)
Yeah I guess I've been out of the aircooling game for a while. But I plan on air cooling the sandy rig I'm building :)
 

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lol. i though that thing was noctua product and went crazy by producing gigantic cooller
 
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Yummy sewage colored fans. Nothing like a massive chunk of metal cooling your CPU though. :rockout:
 
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#29
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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#30
@ 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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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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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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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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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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nope, can't see any rams down there, they must be playing hide n' seek.
 

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#37
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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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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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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epic cooler is made more epic, EPIC!
 
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Looks like the radiator from a V8 Mustang! ;)
 
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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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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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#44
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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Couldn't you just move the front fan to the back?
 
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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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if your processor aint too hot and your airflow is pretty good, maybe it would be interesting to see it as passive cooler