Reviews and Problems with Thermalright Silver Arrow
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Killer air cooling
13 February 2013
Summary: Frankly, it is better than all low level water cooling units and almost all air coolers. It is easy to mount, if you read instructions and observe the motherboard before you do anything. My coolermaster case has a opening behind the cpu to help with mounting plate, if you don't have this you will have to remove your motherboard, like all other high end coolers.
Summary: This cooler is a Beast so just make sure it will fit in your case before you buy. But it is a Beauty too. I used to have a liquid cooler ... it leaked and fried my mother board so I decided to go with a good old heatsink & fan type. I was not sure what to expect but I must say, this thing keeps my PC as cool as the liquid cooler did with a lot less headaches! I am using two graphics cards (680s) in SLI and I have not experiences a single problem yet.
Very nice but must have lots of room to fit with out modding
Dan Moore, Amazon
13 November 2012
Summary: very nice but you better have a lot of room in your case be sure to look at depth needed from cpu to side cover This CPU cooler keeps my amd FX 8150 8 core CPU o most at room temp even when over clocked very nice cooler
Summary: My wife couldn't stand the noise that my computer made when I had the stock fan on my Core i7 920. After installing the Silver Arrow, she had to ask if it was even on. It cools much better than the stock fan and it's as close to silent as a fan can be. Mine came with a 150mm fan and a 140mm fan, not dual 140mm fans.
The best on air yet, IMHO better than the Noctura as I have both. Both still the top two best out there right now
Carpe diem, Amazon
30 March 2012
Summary: Use on my new Rampage Extreme V LGA 2011 X79 Idles in the lower / mid 50's F and when CPU stressed runs no hotter than the one teens to one forties on a rare occasion. Overclocked to 4.85 Prime stable on AIR. VCOR 1.34v DRAM 1.67v PLL 8.350v and VCCA 1.25v Very well built cooler, had purchased water cooler for this board, that water cooler is still sitting in its box. I just cant see changing it out when this is working so well.
Summary: Hands down the best cooler on the market. It is HUGE!! The size makes for picking the right motherboard a plus, memory layout is key and you must pick the low clearance memory so it doesn't interfere with this beast. Most people have to remove a dimm in slot 1 in order for it to work if your ram has large cooling fins you could probably forget about this purchase.
Excerpt: It's a big-boy, so be sure it fit's your case. In some setups it will cover the first (or first 2) RAM-slots. You can add a 3th TY-140 (or TY-150) cooler to it, but the results are just a few degrees°C (1-3°C).
Excerpt: When I first got this beast, the first thing I noticed was that its big, real big. It is 160mm tall, 147mm long, and 123mm wide. It can take 120 and 140 mm fans. The Silver Arrow is also a heavy weight coming in at a hefty 825g or 1.81 lbs or 1lb 13oz. May seem like a lot but the replacement backplate that came with the unit seems to be made of her strong metal that I couldn't bend (yes, I tried). The Silver Arrow also comes with 4 spring clip mounting, clips.
Summary: 1. It's HUGE!!! I had to move the side fan from the inside to the outside of the panell in order to be able to close the case. 2. Cools my overclocked CPU better than I expected! My 2600k @ 5000MHz is perfectly stable! I'm afraid to raise voltage over 1.525v to push more MHz...
Summary: I purchased the Silver Arrow to replace the Intel stock fan and the Corsair H60 (that I foolishly purchased) in hopes of finding the perfect cooler for my Intel i7-980x Extreme processor without going through the mess of a full out water cooling system. The Silver Arrow performs very well on my Asus Formula III motherboard. However, I wish it would cool the chipsets a little better.