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Hey guys I've bought a Thermalright Archon, is it as good ? I could not find the Silver Bullet anywhere in my country.
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Hey guys I've bought a Thermalright Archon, is it as good ? I could not find the Silver Bullet anywhere in my country.
It matches performance with the prolimatech megahalems so yes it is a good cooler.
    
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Hey guys I've bought a Thermalright Archon, is it as good ? I could not find the Silver Bullet anywhere in my country.
That's probably because no one makes a cooler called the Silver Bullet...it's called the Silver Arrow. But yeah, it's a great cooler. In some benchmarks I've seen it do nearly as well as the Silver Arrow or D14.
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Has anyone lapped their Silver Arrow?
Is it worth it?

I've tried finding some Before&After tests.. can't find any.

(I've got all I need for lapping it. 400,600,800,1200?, 1500,2000 and possibly some 2500.)
If you lap your cpu, you can get 1c down low(or better) and a good 5c up top(or better). But on my old q6600 when i did it a few years ago i think it got 2c down low and about 8c up top, but i think the reason in temp difference is more efficient coolers today. But i always start at 800 up to 2000 in sand paper and using water, but you got to have a bit of exp. to go that way

With lapping the cooler you would be best to take it to a engineer shop, or get one already flat like the ZEROtherm ZT-10D, i will get a Archon some time then the ZEROtherm ZT-10D to see how they are. Just need a money tree
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FWIW I lapped my TRUE120 AND my 920 processor and saw a drop of about 4C under load.

I know, it's not a silver arrow, but similar principles involved.

Took about 4 hours to do both.

Would I do it again? Meh.
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FWIW I lapped my TRUE120 AND my 920 processor and saw a drop of about 4C under load.

I know, it's not a silver arrow, but similar principles involved.

Took about 4 hours to do both.

Would I do it again? Meh.
4 hours I don't think i would spend that much time doing anything on my pc other then overclocking
Going to toss three GT's on today to see what happens.
    
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The OP is not looking for other coolers or recomenations on anything. Please keep the thread to this cooler please
post #28 of 30
Well, most people finish with 800 or 1000 grit. I went all the way to 3000 grit. Probably a waste of time but it sure looked pretty

I guess my final word on lapping the SA or any other cooler, is that its probably not worth the hassle.

Sorry if I went OT.
post #29 of 30
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3 GT AP-15's dropped idle 3C and load 2C over stock fans. Tried two 3300RPM deltas (LOUD) idle dropped 2C from stock fans and load a whopping 2C and triple the noise. Sticking to the original fans, I like the looks of them plus they are whisper quiet (loudest thing in my pc is the GPU's @30% fan speed)
    
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The main reason I'm thinking of lapping my SA is because I'm building a PC with 2 "modes" by choosing the correct parts. Giving me the possibility to have a almost silent PC and when/if I need more performance.. I simply adjust my fan-controller and OC.

I'll probably ask for advice when my main parts have been choosen.
(Sometime in September.)

Spending 4 hours at lapping for a 4-5c improvement.. Is good enough for me.
Sadly, I can't find any good tutorials on how to improve GPU cooling other than changing the cooler itself.

(I'm looking for a proper step-by-step GPU lapping tutorial, ThermalPad upgrades etc.)

Also, I'll shut up now.
I shouldn't ask too many questions about my own problems in someone elses thread.
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