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Thermalright Archon SB-E X2?

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January 23, 2013 5:57:31 PM

Hey, I'm upgrading my CPU and Motherboard to these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Gene [...] roduct_top

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-SABER [...] omputers_1

And I've been doing lots of research into CPU coolers. The issue I have is that, unfortunately, I have Corsair Vengeance RAM which has a silly unnecessary tall heat spreader, and would prefer to not have to buy new RAM. My search for a cooler which would accomodate this with a budget of around £50 brought me to this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/the [...] e+shopping

I've seen good things said about Thermalright Archon coolers, but this particular version lacks reviews or any sort of feedback from anyone who has bought it, and the non-X2 version only has a couple of reviews. It seems like a safe bet, but obviously I'm very cautious about going for it under the circumstances. Anyone know much about this cooler? Thanks.

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a c 125 K Overclocking
January 23, 2013 6:25:29 PM

You would be better of just getting a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. There are very few coolers that are more worth getting.

If you are willing to spend more than 50$, spend like $80 and get a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E extreme. I am not sure if the clearance is enough on the Sabertooth, but it works on my Vengeance high profile and ASRock Extreme4.
January 23, 2013 6:41:17 PM

Novuake said:
You would be better of just getting a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. There are very few coolers that are more worth getting.

If you are willing to spend more than 50$, spend like $80 and get a Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E extreme. I am not sure if the clearance is enough on the Sabertooth, but it works on my Vengeance high profile and ASRock Extreme4.

Thanks for answering. Yeah, I've been looking at the Hyper 212 EVO. Wasn't sure if the RAM would fit, but having done more research I think it might. If it doesn't, I can afford to lose a slot to it. Then again, how does the Hyper 212 stand up to higher end coolers? I'm not experienced in overclocking, but I'd like to try and push this upgrade.

I was looking at the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme earlier, but I had assumed it wouldn't fit just from looking at it, and heard it has RAM clearance issues. I find it hard to believe it fits for you. :o  I'd assume the motherboards are pretty similar as far as distance between the CPU and RAM slots. Interesting.
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a c 125 K Overclocking
January 23, 2013 7:20:12 PM

Cheesio said:
Thanks for answering. Yeah, I've been looking at the Hyper 212 EVO. Wasn't sure if the RAM would fit, but having done more research I think it might. If it doesn't, I can afford to lose a slot to it. Then again, how does the Hyper 212 stand up to higher end coolers? I'm not experienced in overclocking, but I'd like to try and push this upgrade.

I was looking at the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme earlier, but I had assumed it wouldn't fit just from looking at it, and heard it has RAM clearance issues. I find it hard to believe it fits for you. :o  I'd assume the motherboards are pretty similar as far as distance between the CPU and RAM slots. Interesting.


I was unsure about this too before I borrowed a friends cooler and tried it. Its VERY tight but it fits.

I did not even lose a slot, the cooler goes ABOVE the RAM quite well. I am unable to post a foto. But here is an example of high profile ram with the Silver Arrow.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4676/thermalright_silv...

As for the CM EVO. Its very impressive performance wise. It gets beaten by the Noctua NH-D14 and Silver Arrow, but not as much as the price difference has you think.
You can hit 4.4GHz if you are lucky with an EVO.
January 23, 2013 7:40:50 PM

Novuake said:
I was unsure about this too before I borrowed a friends cooler and tried it. Its VERY tight but it fits.

I did not even lose a slot, the cooler goes ABOVE the RAM quite well. I am unable to post a foto. But here is an example of high profile ram with the Silver Arrow.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4676/thermalright_silv...

As for the CM EVO. Its very impressive performance wise. It gets beaten by the Noctua NH-D14 and Silver Arrow, but not as much as the price difference has you think.
You can hit 4.4GHz if you are lucky with an EVO.

Okay neat. So do you have the fan on the front moved back or switched to the back? Not sure I'd want to have to move it to the back.
a c 125 K Overclocking
January 23, 2013 7:45:38 PM

Cheesio said:
Okay neat. So do you have the fan on the front moved back or switched to the back? Not sure I'd want to have to move it to the back.


Which fan do you mean?
January 23, 2013 10:04:44 PM

Novuake said:
Which fan do you mean?

The one the same side as the RAM slots.
a c 125 K Overclocking
January 23, 2013 10:21:48 PM

Cheesio said:
The one the same side as the RAM slots.


You can do it either way, as long as they are blowing towards the back.
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