With the Silver Arrow IB-E, Thermalright has an impressive cooler in its portfolio. Equipped with the right fans this cooler wheighs more than one kilogram. This monster offers no less than eight heatpipes and they all have a diameter of six millimeter. At this point we now want to know what this giant cooler can do in the case of sheer cooling performance as well as noise level.
Today we're having a close look at Thermalright's massive Silver Arrow IB-E.
This is the latest incarnation of something that is a pure beast of an
aircooler. As we already mentioned Thermalright equipped this massive block with
a total of eight heatpipes and they all measure six millimeter in diameter. This
should definitely be plenty to offer some insane performance at a very
reasonable noise level.
The Silver Arrow
IB-E from Thermalright is a classical twin-tower cooler. This type of cooler comes with the advantage that
manufacturers can build blocks that offer a large surface area. The disadvantage
compared to down-draft coolers
is there is no direct airstream towards the motherboard and therefore onboard
components get a little hotter. Thermalright
manufacturs their Silver Arrow SB-E from aluminium and copper. You can find a
nickel-plated copper base plate through which all the eight heatpipes got
routed. The heatpipes received the same treatment like the base plate which
means they've also been nickel-plated. In the case of the fins we count 45
aluminum sheets, which have been soldered to the heatpipes.
We couldn't find any manufacturing mistakes on our sample, which means build
quality is on an excellent level. The heatpipes have a concave shape, which
helps increasing the efficiency of an attached fan. Regarding the design of the
fins Thermalright chose a sawtooth design at the edges of each fin. We also like
the detail that Thermalright is equipping the heatpipes with stylish caps.
Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E
||2x 152x140x26.5mm PWM
||Intel LGA 2011-3/2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775
||Thermalright (Tube) Chill Factor III
Silver Arrow IB-E