As the ARO-M14 looks the same as the ancient HR-22 series I suppose I am forced to post it here in this section (unless admins can move this away to another place or delete it altogether).
Received everything by mail from our friendly AusPost delivery guy.
The HR-22 is covered in a flat matt-black coating of something but it looks good, very even coverage everywhere on this cooler. Definitely not a spray can job by the Ebay Seller here.
Also the Thermalright BTK attachment came in today hence I was forced to place this cooler onto my latest 3800x and Gigabyte Master motherboard.
Very easy install with no problems whatsoever, maybe because I have installed dozens of Thermalright's over the years for my kids hence you get good at it. The only problem was that I was forced to use the Thermalright Fan because the HR-22 had two stainless steel brackets that only worked with their own fans. Couldn't use the Arctic PWM P140 fan I got at all, which really pissed me off.
Overall the temps are good but this is the Ryzen 3000 world where there are dozens of settings to investigate and experiment with. Troublesome hardware here, the wrong setting will catapult the temps into low 60's but generally it sits on average around 42C on this 28C day here in Perth.
All this Cooler has is the 8 (16 in total) cooling tubes on each side the design, so it seems to absorb the heat coming off these Ryzens like it was made for them. Pity AMD didn't bundle FREE HR-22's
with their latest releases here