Introduction and Technical Specifications

We take a detailed look at Thermalright’s latest CPU air cooling solution, the Silver Arrow SB-E…


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Thermalright is an established brand in the CPU cooling arena with its track record for innovative creations designed to best remove the heat from your prize CPU. The latest incarnation of their cooler line for Intel and AMD-based CPUs takes the form of the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme, a massive nickel-plated copper cooler sporting two 140mm fans to aid in heat dispersal. We tested this cooler in conjunction with other all-in-one and air coolers to see how well the Thermalright cooler stacks up. With a retail price at $99.99, the cooler has a premium price for the premium performance it offers.

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Thermalright took their cooler design to a whole new level with the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme. The cooler features a nickel-plated copper base and heat pipes with two massive aluminum thin-finned tower radiators to help with heat dissipation. The Silver Arrow SB-E contains eight total 6mm diameter heat pipes that run through the copper base plate, terminating in the two aluminum tower radiators. The base plate itself is polished to a mirror-like finish, ensuring optimal mating between the base plate and CPU surfaces.

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Thermalright includes a mounting bracket and under-board plate for use with both Intel and AMD CPU sockets and hardware specific to your socket of choice. Also included are two Thermalright TY-143 140mm fans, a dual ended power cord for the fans, their own branded CF-III thermal compound, and six fan mounting brackets for using up to three fans with the cooler.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Thermalright website)

Heatsink Specifications


154 mm x 103 mm x 165 mm(LxHxW)



Heat pipes

6mm heat pipe x 8 units


T = 0.3 mm
Gap = 2.1 mm

Fins pieces

10 + 12 + 80 = 102 pcs

Copper Base

C1100 Pure copper nickel plated

Motherboard to Fin Clearance

30 + 8 = 38 mm, 38 + 8 = 46 mm, 45 + 8 = 53 mm

TY-143 FAN Specifications


152 mm x 140 mm x 26.5 mm(LxHxW)



Rated Speed

600 – 2500RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)

Noise Level

21~45dBA (decibels)

Air Flow

31.4 – 130.0 CFM (Cubic Feet of air per Minute)


4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)


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