Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅18-08-10
Packaging and Content

The front of the box

The packaging is very striking on initial view, not because of its plain understated look but because of its sheer size. Itís no surprise considering the content. The box is a basic brown cardboard box, as traditionally employed by Thermalright for all its products. Apart from the Thermalright logo, the company have opted out of using vibrant graphic arts, no doubt to lower costs. My only complaint is the lack of a specifications table or feature list, but given that most sales would be online, it is understandable.

The Silver Arrow logo

The only other printed label can be found on the side where the Silver Arrow name can be found in bold. Accompanying this is a the Thermalright website and a list of sockets the cooler is compatible with.

Opening the box

Upon opening the box, we are greeted with a few leaflets detailing the bundle content and the installation procedure for both Intel and AMD systems. Thereís also a Thermalright sticker included.

Closer look at the inside

Looking closer, we can see that Thermalright use a lot of foam to enclose the content. These ensure that the product is safe during transit and doesnít get damaged. The middle two compartments of the enclosure house the dual fin cooler while the outer compartments hold the fans. On the left hand side is a small clearing for the accessories box.

The assembly package and leaflets

With the content laid out, we can see the three documentation leaflets for the assembly package and AMD/Intel installation guides, and the white accessories box.

The content

Also included is the heatsink itself neatly wrapped in a plastic cover, the two TR TY-140 fans and the accessories in another plastic pocket. The fans are very unique in their design, sporting an interesting military green and blue colour scheme. Unlike the circular shape of the Noctua NF-P14 fan, the TR TY-140 doesnít adhere to a regular shape. Instead it has a 160x140mm dimension whereby two opposite sides are straight and the other two are semi-circular. The fan fittings are the same as 120mm fans to ensure compatibility with other coolers or cases. Users have to be aware that the actual fan dimensions may restrict installation in some situations. It would have been welcoming to see some brackets for 140mm fan fittings given that the fans have very good specifications. The seven bladed fan uses a propeller design to maximise airflow whilst reducing noise levels. Thanks to PWM functionality, they can operate between 900 and 1300RPM. The braided cable is an excellent finishing touch that adds class to the product.

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