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Thermalright Silver Arrow, I will do what little of a review I can do but I only have one cooler to compare it to which is my Sunbeam Core Contact. Maybe someone in Denver wants to come over with their H50 because I know a lot of people were disappointed that the single review of this cooler didn't compare it.

So here it goes, also, I forgot that I have a 100+ CFM from Silverstone, I believe, courtesy of Juggalo23451.

3.2 Ghz using 1.337 volts (no joking)
Sunbeam Core Contact
IDLE: All four cores at 39C
LOAD: All four cores at 51C
Current Ambient temp at 47C

3.2 Ghz using 1.337volts
Thermalright Silver Arrow
IDLE: All four cores at 33C (Even, as noted above, with a slightly higher voltage)
LOAD: All four cores at 43C (8C less than Core Contact)
Current Ambient temp at 41C (Not sure what to make of the temperature drop, original tests performed less than an hour ago)

3.84 Ghz using 1.478 volts (way overkill but I am using it to show what I am betting will be a large temperature difference between the two)
Sunbeam Core Contact
IDLE: All four cores at 44C
LOAD: All four cores at 59C
Current Ambient temp at 54C (Getting the feeling that I am not venting my heat well enough as compared to 47C above)

3.84 Ghz using 1.478 volts (way overkill but I am using it to show what I am betting will be a large temperature difference between the two)
Thermalright Silver Arrow
IDLE: All four cores at 38C
LOAD: All four cores at 51C (8C less than Core Contact)
Current Ambient temp at 47C

As you can see, the Silver Arrow at 3.84 Ghz using a high voltage, performs just as well as the Core Contact at stock clocks and a lower voltage.
Edited by joemaniaci - 8/25/10 at 11:20pm
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I've never heard of this cooler.
Interested to see results.
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Damn this will be a definite step up from your Core Contact Freezer. Love the shiny nickel coating xD The box is also tauntingly undisclosed.

Definitely do a comparison of this and the H50. I've been going back and forth between these two for a while now.
    
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I've never heard of this cooler.
Interested to see results.
It's the successor of the IFX-14.
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Triple high CFM fans. And then fans on those fans. So you can... you know.
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It's the successor of the IFX-14.
Never heard of that one either
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IFX-14




Silver Arrow

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Never heard of the Sunbeam Core Contact, was it any good?
Your Silver Arrow on the other hand, grats on that! Those heatpipes are really insane. 2 highspeed fans on it and you're near WC temps.
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Never heard of the Sunbeam Core Contact, was it any good?
Your Silver Arrow on the other hand, grats on that! Those heatpipes are really insane. 2 highspeed fans on it and you're near WC temps.
It truly was not that bad, you can see it pop up sometimes and it performs very well for the price and stature. But we shall see.
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nice looking cooler you've got there! interested to see how it performs.


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