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Thermalright Officially Introduces the Archon SB-E X2 CPU Cooler

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Ever since the introduction of the first Archon "Slim Tower Heatsink" back in 2010, Thermalright has never stopped improving on its own design. Incorporating our new proprietary Pressure Vault Bracket System we introduce to the world the all new Archon SB-E X2. Aside from a total overhaul and upgrade of the mounting bracket system, the Archon SB-E X2 will be using two TY-141 high efficient double ball bearing silent fans, giving enthusiasts the perfect mash-up of performance, compatibility and silence!

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100 US :) bargain since you will not have rust....and 70 lbs (per square inch?) never hurt any CPU.
 
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Meh, high end air cooling is getting obsolete more and more IMHO, I mean with all these AIO units around what's the point on using tower heatsinks anymore? Safety?
 

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It looks ugly with those fans.
 
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Meh, high end air cooling is getting obsolete more and more IMHO, I mean with all these AIO units around what's the point on using tower heatsinks anymore? Safety?
Yeh I kinda agree there. I'd only go for a tower air-cooler if I didn't clean my PC that much inside or if I were building a pc for someone who just puts it under a desk and doesn't open it for years.

Good points of the AIO liquid cooling for me is that I don't have to worry about what RAM to choose (height-clearance etc), IMO AIOs are easier to install, and they don't put nearly as much stress on the mobo and CPU as some big heavy air coolers. However, there is always a very slim chance that an AIO may leak which may put some users off.
 
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Meh, high end air cooling is getting obsolete more and more IMHO, I mean with all these AIO units around what's the point on using tower heatsinks anymore? Safety?
Good points of the AIO liquid cooling for me is that I don't have to worry about what RAM to choose (height-clearance etc), IMO AIOs are easier to install, and they don't put nearly as much stress on the mobo and CPU as some big heavy air coolers. However, there is always a very slim chance that an AIO may leak which may put some users off.
Don't forget that there are (many) people like me who, no matter how much of an enthusiast they are, will never ever have water near their PC. AIO's are not fail-safe, and I am not the world's luckiest person :laugh:

One question: Why so Noctua diarrhea brown?
 
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Meh, high end air cooling is getting obsolete more and more IMHO, I mean with all these AIO units around what's the point on using tower heatsinks anymore? Safety?
An air-flow intermediary between the front intakes and rear exhaust (or vice versa)?
 
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I wonder how many people leave their CPU VRMs, RAM and chipset with little to no airflow and proceed to overclock/overvolt.
 

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I wonder how many people leave their CPU VRMs, RAM and chipset with little to no airflow and proceed to overclock/overvolt.
That's why the heatsinks are as large as they are. Even wit overvolting of high wattage chips it is rare now to see VRM failures on motherboards.
 
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That's why the heatsinks are as large as they are. Even wit overvolting of high wattage chips it is rare now to see VRM failures on motherboards.
Indeed, My RIIE has been under 1,5-1,6v for over 3 years and it's still rocking on ;)
 

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No matter how hard my Zalman tries, it will never start leaking liquid on my hardware. :) If my fan dies, I'm convinced that there is enough airflow in my chassis to keep temps from running a muck. I like low maintenance now than I used to because I don't have as much time or space to invest in setting up a liquid loop and dealing with it if something bad happens like I have in the past. I honestly just want my rig to work, and I'm not going to shake a stick at 4.62Ghz on air at a safe temperature. I don't think that air cooling will ever go the way of the dinosaur. It's cost effective in comparison to liquid imho.

I might also add that my Zalman is skinny and tall enough where I will never need to worry about memory being too tall, because it doesn't cover the memory slots. Good design is good.*
 
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Will this fit in an Fractal Design Define Mini? And would it be OK with 120mm Scythe GT AP-30s in push/pull? I've been thinking about buying the H80i when it becomes available here but I'm not really sold on AIOs (A friend of mine had an H80 leak and it f#cked up his board and video card). :)
 
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Yeh I kinda agree there. I'd only go for a tower air-cooler if I didn't clean my PC that much inside or if I were building a pc for someone who just puts it under a desk and doesn't open it for years.

Good points of the AIO liquid cooling for me is that I don't have to worry about what RAM to choose (height-clearance etc), IMO AIOs are easier to install, and they don't put nearly as much stress on the mobo and CPU as some big heavy air coolers. However, there is always a very slim chance that an AIO may leak which may put some users off.
Your post made clear that you guys were talking about AIO coolers like the Corsair H series, I thought about AIO computers, initially.
 

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I don't have to clean my cooler very often. The case catches most of it for me, so I just lose some airflow, which I already have a ton of, but yeah, I do have to clean it out occasionally and the Antec 1200 doesn't always make it easy, not to mention one of the fan died on it. I could fix the fan but it is an Antec fan with wires going right into a POT for fan speed control so I would have to find a similar fan and solder up all the connections and I'm kind of lazy. I've also had this case for a little while now (4 years?) My 28" monitor is starting to go on the fritz so I may consider a new case as well since I'll already be looking. All in all, I find that a decent air cooler is fine. I love my zalman because it doesn't cover any memory slots and it cools like a champ, all 8 DIMM slots ready for nice and tall memory. :p
 
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