Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Ben Enos
Thermalright SilverArrow IB-E Review
Thermalright is a company best known for their products designed for PC cooling. Established in 2001 they were the first company to offer a copper heatsink at a time when the normal was to just use all aluminium. They were also one of the first to allow enthusiasts the space to mount an 80mm fan on their cooler. Over the years they have kept making advances in the PC cooling market. When they introduced their XP120 cooler in 2004 it was not compatible with most motherboards, so what happened? Well motherboard companies liked the idea so much they ask for the exact specifications of the cooler so they could re-design their motherboards to fit the cooler, product adaption and adoption at it’s finest.
Today I will be taking a look at Thermalrights SilverArrow IB-E . This monstrosity of a cooler has 8x 6mm heat-pipes and offers a 154mm*120mm area for heat dissipation on each side. The fun doesn’t stop there though, the SilverArrow IB-E will also allow room for up to 3 140mm or 150mm fans, 2 of which are included in the box! The SilverArrow IB-E is also compatible with most motherboard sockets, just make sure it will fit in your case first!
8 X 6mm sintered heat-pipes effectively takes away excessive heat from the CPU when overclocked, Nickel Plated heat-pipes, slower Oxidation and deterioration of the heat-pipes, provides longer period of Thermal conductivity.
Each side with 154mm*120mm heat dissipation area, can be used with 14 or 15 cm fan ( fan clips included).
Special Arrow fin design, which allows cool air to pass through and take heat away rapidly, effectively provide cooling for the cpu.
Support Multiple-Platforms. Can be used on Socket 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 Platform, and AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+ Sockets.
Including two TY-141 Ultra low noise PWM fans and PWM Y-Cable. With the compatibility of up to 3 fans maximum.
*The TY Series Fan can be pluged into the 3 pin; you can tell from the jack, there is fool-proof design on the jack so wrong installation of the pins are avoided.
*This fan is designed with PWM function, so full speed will apply when pluged into 3 pins instead of 4 pins .