Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 CPU Cooler Review




/ 8 years ago

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The sides of the product are dominated by the aesthetics of the TY-141 fan. The fans very much remind me of Noctua in the sense that they have a very bold and unique design. You will either love it or hate it, I myself am indifferent. I am more worried about performance than looks.

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From the side we can see that the Archon SB-E X2 is actually very slim. I certainly didn’t expect this, let’s hope the performance doesn’t suffer because of a relatively thin heatsink.

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From the top you can see the eight 6mm heat pipes. Eight is a staggering number and even though the heatsink is thin, with this many pipes I have high hopes for its performance capabilities. I must warn you that when installing the fans you should be wary of scratching the top of the heatsink with the fan clips – it is easily done as you can probably see from the below image.

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The base is machined flat coated with polished nickel. It is beautifully finished and makes very good contact with the CPU as a result of its flatness and smoothness. You can also see the “spaghetti junction” of heat pipes from the bottom.

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