Construction and design
If we had to define the type of cooler the Silver Arrow SB-E is, then we would say it is a
twin tower cooler. This type of cooler comes with the advantage that
manufacturers can realise a huge cooling area. The disadvantage over down-draft coolers
is that no air is directed towards the motherboard directly, therefore non of
the onboard components receive direct cooling. Thermalright
manufacturs their Silver Arrow SB-E from aluminium and copper. You can find a
copper base plate which leads the dissipation power to eight heatpipes which all
have a diameter of six millimeters. Altogether there are 40 fins soldered to the
heatpipes for perfect heat transfer.
We did not see any manufacturing
mistakes on our sample, and it
seems that it has been very well made which means that manufacturing is on an excellent
level. The heatpipes do have slightly different bending radius, which results in less vortex.
Furhtermore this cooler comes with a total of 40 fins. Thermalright chose kind
of a saw tooth design at the edges of each fin. Towards the center this cooler
gets thinner as well as higher. What we think is a very nice addition are the
cap pieces Thermalright covered the endings of the heatpipes with.
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