Silver Arrow ITX is featuring a dual tower heat sink design and relies on one fan for the air flow. The cooler looks quite beautiful with the fan placed in the middle, between the two heat sink towers, but it can be moved and as well additional fans may be installed if the space allow it, as this cooler is especially designed for installation where interior space is limited, particularly in Mini-ITX systems.
Beginning with the technical specs Silver Arrow ITX has physical dimensions of 154 mm (L) x 103 mm (W) x 165 mm (H) and weighs in at 870 grams, including the fan. The aluminum fins are featuring special design to allow more surface area to be cooled and larger compatibility with motherboard heat sinks. Through the heat sinks there 6 x 6 mm copper heat pipes which connect the fins with the base plate. All of that is nickel plated or Black Nickel Design if we have to be exact, which separated the cooler from the overall boring grey look of some other coolers out there. Black caps are installed over the ends of the heat pipes and the completes the picture of the cooler.
Included fan is Thermalright TY 149 with black frame and red propeller with 7 blades. As usual the fan has PWM control depending on the CPU temperatures and operating RPM is between 300 and 1300. When spinning at maximum revolutions this 150 mm fan can generate airflow of 104.8 m³/h and the peak noise is measured at 24,9 dBA.
Before closing the article I have to mention that there is Thermalright Chill Factor 3 thermal paste included in the package and a pair of white cotton gloves. Thermaltake really takes this up a notch, as they are probably not happy with fingerprints all over the Black Nickel Design of Silver Arrow ITX…and we should thank them for that.
Last, but not least here are the supported sockets from the mounting kit:
- Intel – LGA775/1366/1156/1155/2011/1150/2011-3
- AMD – AM2/AM2+/AM3/FM1/FM2/FM2+