Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅18-08-10
Feature and Specifications

Features

•4x8mm sintered heat pipes effectively take away excessive heat from the CPU when overclocked
•Nickel plated heat pipes for slower oxidation and deterioration, and for longer period of thermal conductivity
•Double fin design, each side with 147x103mm heat dissipation area, can be used with 12 or 14cm fans (fan clips included)
•Special Arrow fin design, which allows cool air to pass through and take heat away rapidly, effectively providing cooling for the CPU
•Multi-platform support. Can be used on Intel Socket 1366/1156/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3
•Includes two 160x140mm Ultra low noise PWM fans. With compatibility of up to 3 fans at a time
•Comes bundled with Thermalright Chill Factor III thermal paste.

Specifications

•Cooler dimensions: 147x123x160mm (LxWxH)
•Cooler weight: 825g (excluding mounting bracket and fan)
•Heat pipe: 8mm Sintered Heat pipes x4 units
•Cooler base material: C1100 Pure Copper with Nickel plating

TR TY-140 Fan Features

•PWM fan provides simple and easy adjustment of fan speed with the latest ETC IC
•Seven Silent Torpedo Blades – “submerges”. Gives most quiet and efficient airflow
•Enhanced Hyper-Flow Bearing (EHFB) – to ensure consistent and stable RPM, prolonged lifetime of usage
•Aerodynamic body – less friction around the edges and give more centred and concentrated flow
•12cm mounting hole – allow installation on the 12cm dimension, so will be compatible with most cooler without having the need to buy extra kit for 14cm fan.

TR TY-140 Fan Specifications

•Fan dimension: Length 160x140x26.5mm (LxHxW)
•Fan weight: 140g
•Fan speed: 900-1300RPM (PWM)
•Fan noise level: 19-21dBA
•Fan Airflow: 56-73CFM

The Thermalright Silver Arrow certainly boasts some very impressive features and specifications. In terms of construction, it’s very similar to the Thermalright Venomous X. Both use the same sintered heat pipes, aluminium fin construction, all copper base and nickel plating. However, the difference is that the Silver Arrow uses four 8mm heat pipes as opposed to six 6mm ones. Thermalright are also accustomed to making their base slightly convex to accommodate the overall finish of a CPU HIS and the Silver Arrow is no exception, although this isn’t very noticeable without careful observation. Another similarity to the Venomous X is how the fins are specially designed at an angle to increase airflow efficiency. It’s a design that has been highly effective in all Thermalright coolers so it’s no surprise to see it here. Unlike the Venomous X we tested, the Silver Arrow has more content bundled such as two 140mm fans, and compatibility on all modern motherboard, including AMD sockets. This is a very welcomed addition for a more complete package.

Compared to the Noctua NH-D14, the Silver Arrow is less deep but slightly wider. Although both use the dual radiator design, there are many features that differentiates them, making both very unique products. Firstly, the Thermalright uses 8mm heat pipes instead of 6mm ones and the angled fin design contrasts to the planar fin array of the Noctua. The much deeper Noctua has the advantage of a larger surface area but this prevents 38mm fans from being supported like they are on the Silver Arrow. It also means that the latter can accommodate up to three fans more easily without being too close to the rear exhaust fan inside cases. One of the key differences is that the Silver Arrow bundles two 140mm fans instead of the 120/140mm fan configuration used on the Noctua. We will have a much closer look over the next few pages.


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