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If this is true, I'm pretty sure I'm set on the Archon. I was surprised when their results for the Archon review surpassed the Silver Arrow. I like the Archon better though since it won't cover up any of your RAM slots. Plus, I don't want a hole on my motherboard where my cpu is...wait, that would be was. biggrin.gif



Haha. That plus the hole where your cpu is I mean was weight compared to the "chances of a hole on your mobo where your cpu is/was = 0%".

With modern backplate mounting systems, excessive weight/pressure on the motherboard is not something you have to worry about anymore.
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With modern backplate mounting systems, excessive weight/pressure on the motherboard is not something you have to worry about anymore.
Perhaps you're forgetting what the Venomous X did to do some people's motherboards at max pressure.
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I believe thermalright did a quite an innovation on how they laid those pipes, and also by making some gaps on hottest pipes for upper fins to cool them better rather than grouping all pipes together from bottom to up.

Maybe some of you ever put your hands near the exhaust of any hs with heatpipes when the cpu was on high load, the air coming from bottoms fins is always hotter than upper fins.

Check X-Bit labs review on Archon at page 2 here -> http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...-archon_2.html

Imo, what they mentioned bout how TR made those pipes layout and also the gaps does make sense.

Quote from the review :

"The key peculiarity of Thermalright Archon is the way its heatpipes are laid out inside the heatsink body. As you can see in the photographs above, the heatpipes inside the heatsink are lined up in two rows and are spaced out at the same distance from one another, which should already ensure even heat distribution over the heatsink plates. Moreover, check out where these heatpipes come out of the base plate and where they go inside the heatsink.


We all know that central heatpipes heat most of all. And as you can see, Thermalright engineers made sure that these hottest heatpipes would be as far from one another as possible. This should ensure that the heat dissipation from the heatpipes to the heatsink occurs in the fastest and most effective way. Everything is very simple, but no other cooling solution maker has come up with anything like that before.
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Here pic from x-bit labs :




Heres mine which I think has better view, took a shot when I was unboxing it while ago.




Btw, when last year few months before TR released Archon, hava a friend which is a TR's distributor was telling me that TR representative "informally" told them that the new Archon beats their own their own high end product silver arrow when paired with identical fans, strange isn't it ?


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