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In our previous review of the new Thermalright cooler we discussed and tested thoroughly HR-02 cooler, which managed to outperform Noctua NH-D14 in passive mode and in active mode with one quiet fan. However, when it came to absolute efficiency with two active fans and maximum processor overclocking, HR-02 still fell a little behind NH-D14. Therefore, this Noctua cooler remains the best air-cooling choice out there for those computer users and overclockers who do not care that much about the noise. Today Silver Arrow cooler from Thermalright will attempt to dethrone it.

Package and Accessories

The usual cardboard box contains the cooler as well as the most complete set of retention accessories for all existing platforms, two installation manuals, Chill Factor 3 thermal compound and eight rubber shock absorbing pads for the fans:

Unlike Thermalright HR-02, Silver Arrow comes with two newest fans – Thermalright TY-140. The fans are 153x140x26.5 mm in size and weigh 140 grams each:

We will discuss these fans in our upcoming roundup, but at this point we can already say that Silver Arrow seems to be somewhat more appealing than the already discontinued Thermalright IFX-14 with the same price tag. Silver Arrow is priced at $79.95, but it already includes two very good fans among the bundled accessories. Now let’s check out the heatsink.

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