In the beginning of 2012 Thermalright released their Thermalright SilverArrow SB-E cooler, which is currently the leader in CPU air-cooling alongside with Phanteks PH-TC14PE. It seems that Thermalright is not particularly excited about sharing the crown with someone else, because this year the company is launching an enhanced modification of their SilverArrow cooler targeted for overclocked processors with the highest heat dissipation. It is SilverArrow SB-E Extreme. What’s new in this cooler and how efficient it is – these and a few other questions will be addressed in our today’s review.
Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing
Packaging and Accessories
The cardboard box with the cooler and accessories features the same Thermalright’s traditional design. The cooler name is printed on one of the sides of the brown box:
While the exterior design of the Thermalright packaging could be improved towards something more user-friendly, then the reliability aspect of their packaging is pure perfection and they shouldn’t change a thing about it. Each component sits inside a special section of the polyurethane foam casing:
A little box inserted between the heatsink arrays contains retention kits. Among other accessories we should mention two fans, instruction manuals, thermal paste and Thermalright logo sticker for the system case:
The cooler and fan retention kits are quite typical of Thermalright:
We can’t point out anything new in them.
SilverArrow SB-E Extreme is made in Taiwan and costs $90. It comes with a 2-year warranty.