Product on Review : SilverArrow SB-E Extreme
Manufacturer and Sponsor : Thermalright
Street Price: £50
Thermalright’s Silver Arrow was originally the arch rival to Noctua’s NH-D14 for a considerable time until other brands brought to the table their own idea of how a dual-radiator CPU cooler should be. It’s safe to say that between SilverArrow and D14 there was very little by way of performance yet the question of ‘which is the best?’ still poses on many a computer hardware forum. Off the back of Silver Arrow’s success Thermalright are back with what they hope will be a step-up from the original cooler, offering even better thermal performance.
Today we will be taking a look at Thermalright’s Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme. As its name implies, this cooler is designed to tackle the might of Intel’s high-end platform – Sandy Bridge-E and LGA2011. Furthermore this cooler is the Extreme version of Silver Arrow SB-E, the significant difference being the inclusion of TY-143s – dual 140mm PWM fans capable of a staggering 2500RPM.
The original Silver Arrow impressed us and has left behind a legacy; can SB-E Extreme improve on an already excellent product? Let’s find out!
Thermalright is an elite design house that manufactures cooling products for computer components for the best quality and performance your money can buy. In 2002, AMD released its first generation Thunderbird CPU and since then we have been there every step of the way to counter high voltage and high heat with innovative design and highly acclaimed cooling solutions not only for AMD but for Intel as well. One of early well known solutions was the SK-6. With many positive and rave reviews under its belt Thermalright bolted to the top as the heat sink manufacturer mostly preferred by Overclockers and enthusiasts around the World. To this day, innovation never left our vocabulary as we keep coming up with leading edge designs staying ahead of the competition