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Saturday, 26 February 2011 06:22

Thermalright Archon CPU cooler reviewed - 3. A closer look at Archon

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Made for best performance


Archon’s heatsink measures (L)155mm X (W)53mm X (H)170.25mm, which means it’s a high tower-design cooler. Although its dimensions are similar to those of other high end tower coolers, it’s clear that Thermalright did some work on heatsink and heatpipe design.

 

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You can find Thermalright’s listed specs below.

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Each of the 50 aluminum fins is made out of one 0,5mm thick sheet of aluminum. By bending them at several points, Thermalright narrowed the heatsink to 155mm, which is compatible with most systems. Such a construction should improve airflow through the heatsink and of course, improve cooling performance.

 

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Thermalright also improved airflow by leaving a hole in the midle of the heatsink, something the company has done on some of its previous coolers (for instance the HR-02 that we tested here).

 

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As you can see, the cooler has six heatpipes but only two were bent in the traditional U form.

 

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Archon uses the so called “Pressure Vault Bracket” for mounting, just like most other Thermalright coolers. This allows for introducing pressure from 40 to 70 pounds.

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The copper base comes with mirror-like finish.


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Thermalright’s Archon comes with TR-TY 140mm PWM fan with maximum RPM of 1300. The fan can churn out 73CF airflow with maximum noise of 21dBA.

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Archon is only 53mm thick so it should not interfere with your memory modules, not even when you strap it with a fan.

 

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