I really thought with my review of the Thermalright Shaman I was making headway with Thermalright and was likely about to see what they were all about in cooling. I wasn't able to get to them during CES to show my face like I did with Fractal Design and get all of the issues out of the way. In January I was promised a CPU cooler then they never said a word afterwards, even with multiple requests over the last four months since that last email from Thermalright there was no action from them at all.
So one night a few weeks ago, Chris and I were on the phone, after a bit of listening to my story he said to me, "I got an idea." This idea was to try an e-tailer to see if they would mind helping out and be the better man and deliver me a cooler to test. The man and company to step up to the plate in this instance is Mark Friga Jr. from FrozenCPU.com. Chris went to him with our issues with Thermalright and took time out to help us, no questions asked.
Now, back to why we are here, the CPU cooler testing. Today we are going to be taking an in-depth look at the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E. This isn't a true revision of the original Silver Arrow; it's just some additional hardware for the LGA2011 or SB-E sockets. That's not to take anything away from this beast and while not physically the largest cooler we have tested, it offers the largest fan out of the box with the 150mm fan used in this design.
Even though this cooler isn't as large as some of the dual fin cooler arrangements, the cooling capabilities and aesthetics of the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E CPU cooler are what are going to make most Phanteks and Noctua cooler buyers take a real hard look at this cooler before they actually purchase any of them.
With all the hype currently on the D-14 and the PH-TC14PE, it is quite a feat to steal any thunder, but I think the Silver Arrow SB-E just might be "that cooler" that buyers really want, they just don't know it yet.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Oculus founder has a new company, working on VR still
- Intel Core i7-8700K overclocked reaches 4.8GHz on air
- Intel Coffee Lake-S: flagship 8700K CPU, 40 PCIe lanes
- Ethereum mining difficulty reaches lofty new heights
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series pricing to continue rising
- Intel Core i9-7980XE and i9-7960X CPU Review
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 4K Blu-ray Review
- Upgrading USB ports on top of case
- Areca ARC-8050T3 12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID DAS Review
- GA-P67A-UD3P-B3 can't change multiplier past 38, can't change turbo ratio with i5 3570k
- AOC announces retail availability of AGON curved QHD gaming monitor
- Seasonic presents the PRIME Ultra power supplies
- EVGA announces GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 ELITE video card
- G.Skill releases AMD Ryzen-optimized Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory
- Hear the difference feel the beat of the DRUM