Very little time has passed since two new coolers from Thermalright Inc saw the light of day: HR-02 and Silver Arrow, but the company is already introducing their new creation – Thermalright Archon. According to the official info, the name for this new cooler was taken from the popular StarCraft 2 game, where one of the magical psionic support units from the Protoss race armed with a plasmic shield is called “Dark Archon”:
We have no idea why Thermalright decided to go with this particular name for their new cooling product. It made more sense to us to explain the “archon” name by the external similarity between the cooler heatsink and the palearctic butterflies. But later on it turned out that the new cooler does indeed have something magical about it. so, let us start from the very beginning.
Packaging and Accessories
The packaging of this new cooler is designed in Thermalright’s traditional “Spartan” manner: it is a medium sized box of thick brown cardboard:
There are inserts made of polyurethane foam inside the box that hold the heatsink and the fan. There is a flat box with accessories inserted right next to them. Among the included accessories are two retention kits for AMD and Intel platforms, wire clips for two fans, Thermalright Chill Factor III thermal compound and two sets of rubber and silicone shock-absorbing pads for the fans:
Besides that, Thermalright Archon comes with two installation manuals, a company logo sticker and one 140 mm Thermalright TY-140 fan.
Thermalright Archon is made in China and comes with a one-year warranty. It is priced at $79.95.