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Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 3, 2012 7:47 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Thermalright

Installation and Finished Product




Here is the first stage of the installation completed. With plastic washers on both sides of the board and the hardware tightened down, the socket mounting part of this hardware is very solid.




After applying some TIM to the IHS, you then set the Silver Arrow on the CPU and align the top plate so you can screw both sides of it into the socket hardware. A screwdriver got all of these in without issue, but the wrench is handy to make sure they are secure without running risk of stripping a screw head.




I just happened to have my taller Patriot RAM installed on the board and as you can plainly see, this cooler has no intention of bowing in the fight for room with the memory. You can run any memory without a spreader and of course low-profile RAM without any issues aside from easy removal.




I could just run the fan a little higher on the cooler, but that just won't do for me, but then again I could just move this TY-141 fan to the back of the cooler.




See, it's just that easy. While I work on removing some heat spreaders from a set of G.Skill RAM I have, I just moved the fan and continued with the images. As for what the results will show, the fan will be moved back to the front, blowing into the Silver Arrow.




I tied up the wiring, because I am that particular about things, the splitter allows me to still use the motherboard controls offered from the CPU header and not have to try to match two different headers to get the best out of the Silver Arrow SB-E.




I just figured I would get one last look at the Silver Arrow and since the fan is on the back it shows everything included without blocking off what is truly an attractive looking fin design.

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