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.


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.


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.


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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