Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 CPU Cooler Review


Cooling the components of your computer is important for longevity and efficiency. As computer hardware enthusiast and professional PC builders, we know that the stock cooling that comes in with your processor is not efficient in doing its job. Aftermarket coolers are here to fix that problem and one of the experts on this field is Thermalright which is happy to give us one of their coolers to test, the Archon IB-E X2.

Thermalright was established last 2001 and the brand have been making reliable and top-notch aftermarket coolers ever since. The brand’s products is mainly composed of CPU coolers, chassis fans and cooling related products. You can check them out at

Thermalright’s Take on the Archon IB-E X2

  • Includes two Thermalright TY-141 140mm fans.  TY-141’s are PWM controlled and with max 73.6 CFM per fan for merely 21 DBA of silence.
  • Eight Sintered Copper Heatpipes and large surface area, easily cooling down any CPU on the market.
  • Mirror finish copper heatsink base and full heatsink nickel plating mitigates oxidization while maintaining shine.

The Archon IB-E X2 is a revision of the SB-E X2. The main difference between the two is the changes in the orientation of the heatpipes wherein the IB-E X2 has better PCIe clearance with the heatpipes oriented to be further away from your motherboard’s PCIe slot.

Now let’s move on to the specifications of the Archon IB-E X2 on the next page.

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