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Thermalright Archon vs Silver Arrow

Poll Results: Which is a better solution?

 
  • 33% (6)
    Archon with 2 Fans
  • 55% (10)
    Silver Arrow with it's 2 fans
  • 11% (2)
    Both the same/other
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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Just wondering if anyone know if a Archon with 2 fans is better or the same as a Silver Arrow with it's two fans? Just that they pretty much the same price when you buy an additional fan for the Archon.
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post #2 of 5
The Silver Arrow can garnish a slight lead with two TY-140's but I would probably go with whatever is cheaper.

Because the difference is very small.
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post #3 of 5
Performance wise they are within 1-2 degrees with (2) fans each.
Just note that the SA can have tall memory height clearance issues.
The Archon will not have memory height issues, but the HS is 170mm in height.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12705122 
The Silver Arrow can garnish a slight lead with two TY-140's but I would probably go with whatever is cheaper.

Because the difference is very small.
    
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post #4 of 5
They're basically the same IMO, one is for wide cases and tall ram, the SA is for thinner cases with short ram. Same thing, just for different configs.

What cases support a 170mm HS?
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post #5 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by MCImes;12707175 
They're basically the same IMO, one is for wide cases and tall ram, the SA is for thinner cases with short ram. Same thing, just for different configs.

What cases support a 170mm HS?
Most that have a 140mm rear fan.

Rosewill Thor is the first one that comes to mind; but that's just because I've got one sitting next to me.

Zalman Z9 & Z9 Plus can as well I do believe.
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