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Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme CPU Cooler Review

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   This is it people, summer is once again finally upon us and although the weather is getting hotter and hotter each day that goes by as usual people seem to be ok with that and focus mainly on going to the beach to get the usual skin tan while watching whatever it is they like to watch most. Unfortunately the summer period is also the worse period of the year for everything related with technology from cars, machines in general and electronics including our precious computer systems. Because of that Thermalright just released their latest and perhaps most powerful CPU Cooler to date, the Silver Arrow Extreme which we've been testing for the past week (we are also the first ones worldwide to thoroughly test it).

 

   Thermalright is an elite design house that manufactures cooling products for computer components for the best quality and performance your money can buy. In 2002, AMD released its first generation Thunderbird CPU and since then we have been there every step of the way to counter high voltage and high heat with innovative design and highly acclaimed cooling solutions not only for AMD but for Intel as well. One of early well known solutions was the SK-6. With many positive and rave reviews under its belt Thermalright bolted to the top as the heat sink manufacturer mostly preferred by Overclockers and enthusiasts around the World. To this day, innovation never left our vocabulary as we keep coming up with leading edge designs staying ahead of the competition.

 

   The Silver Arrow Extreme is actually not a brand new design since it shares the same main heatsink body used with the Silver Arrow SB-E edition released just a couple of months ago. However this version is not called Extreme for no reason and so it's a lot more powerful thanks to the two brand new TR-TY143 140mm PWM fans used in push & pull configuration which also happen to be pretty much the fastest 140mm fans I’ve ever used with a maximum rotational speed of 2500RPM. How does that translate in terms of raw performance well that's also something we were quite curious about and we were not disappointed, far from it actually.