Thermalright Archon SB-E X2

  • Thermalright Archon SB-E X2
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  • Great thermal performance with overclock settings.
  • Quiet performing fans.
  • 2x140mm fans included.


  • Installation hardware may pose problems with some motherboards

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 75

The Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 is the most expensive in this roundup. We wanted to like the Archon SB-E X2, but its high price and awkward installation aren't worth its key benefits.

By on

The original Archon SB-E was a great performer especially if you take into consideration both the size of its heatsink (not a dual sandwich solution) and speed of its 150mm PWM fan so in a way we knew almost exactly just how good the X2 version would...

By X-bit Labs on 87

Thermalright’s Archon cooler seems to have reached its apogee in the SB-E X2 version. Now, two years since the original Archon, it probably delivers maximum performance possible for this heatsink type. We don’t know any other single-tower air cooler t...

By on 90

Thermalright are well known in the CPU cooling business for producing quality products, so it's no surprise to see them launch a product into the premium end of the market. At £55, the Archon SB-E X2 is close in price to other high end coolers like the...

By on 90

Through a combination of its octet of heat pipes, ultra high pressure mounting system and a pair of efficient fans, the Archon SB-E X2 hits a sweet spot when it comes to cooling CPUs. Its low temperatures are matched by low noise levels, and evidently...

By Hardware Secrets on 90

The Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 is impressive in its construction. Eight heatpipes (actually working as if there were 16, since they are U-shaped) is not a common feature, and two 140 mm fans is the current standard for high-end air coolers.Unfortunate...

By eTeknix on

Not that long ago we took a look at Thermalright's excellent Macho Rev.A (BW) CPU cooler. It was the first time we had ever reviewed something from Thermalright and we were blown away by how good the complete product was. Today we are equally as excited...

By Pureoverclock on 90

Thermalright has developed a sleek slim tower design cooler with great thermal performance without the sacrifice of RAM...

International Review By on

Тестирование показало, что скромная однобашенная новинка от Thermalright ни одного градуса не уступит двухбашенным гигантам. Ее эффективность не снизилась даже при минимальной скорости обеих вентиляторов. Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 отлично сработал не...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Avec son Archon SB-E X2, Thermalright tente le pari fou de concurrencer le dual tower avec un radiateur simple tour, le tout sans bloquer la mémoire... Pas de formule miracle, nous avons donc un modèle imposant équipé de deux ventilateurs de 140mm et...

International Review By on

Archon SB-EX2 по праву заслужил свое гордое имя и безусловно является на сегодняшний день лучшей односекционной системой охлаждения «из коробки». Вам не потребуется что-то докупать или «допиливать», вы получаете высокоэффективную систему охлаждения без...

International Review By on

Не будет преувеличением сказать, что Archon SB-E X2 (собственно, как и предыдущая версия) достиг вершины для односекционных охладителей. Он может на равных соперничать с двухсекционными башнями, но при этом не будет сводить с ума ревом своих...

International Review By AwardFabrik on 90

Zusammenfassend lässt sich festhalten, dass der Kühler selbst in schwierigen Situationen standhalten kann. Bei einer CPU-Spannung von 1,2V bei unserem i5-2500K und einer Lüfterspannungen von 7V wurde eine Temperatur von 50°C, respektive 56°C erreicht, ...

International Review By on 90

Der neue Thermalright Kühler bietet eine hervorragende Verarbeitungsqualität, enorme Kühlleistung (auch Overclocker können bedenkenlos zugreifen) und zwei angenehm leise 140 mm PWM-Lüfter (für Silent-Fans ein Muss!). Mal abgesehen von den üppigen Maßen...