Thermalright have two versions of Silver Arrow SB-E. Extreme and Non-Extreme. The difference between these models are simply the cooling fans included, the Non-Extreme comes with TY-140s whilst the Extreme comes with TY-143s. At time of shipping Thermalright only had SB-E in stock but they also had some standalone TY-143s in stock too so the product we are reviewing is realistically Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme.
Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme arrives in a nondescript, eco-friendly box. There are some details on the packaging but there are no illustrations of what might be inside.
Inside, the heatsink and parts are protected with foam padding to ensure the package arrives at its destination safely.
Packaging for Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme
Although its name suggests exclusivity to LGA2011 the SB-E Extreme has support for a range of different sockets including: Socket 2011/1366/1155/1156/775 Platform, and AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1. Additional to the mounting kit, Thermalright also include an instructions manual, sticker and tube of CF3 thermal paste.
Bundle with mounting kit, manual, sticker and CF3
Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme comes with 2x TY-143 fans which are Thermalrights premium PWM cooling fans. These fans are capable of 600-2500RPM 21-45dBA and feature a 7-blade design. Some have the opinion that TY-140 is quite a dull and putrid looking fan but the total opposite can be said of TY-143, this fan is vibrant, striking and very eye-catching. The outer frame is crimson red whilst the blades are luminous orange.
7 blade design capable of up to 2500RPM