Heatsinks keep getting bigger and bigger in size, with many
different designs and shapes. The needs of larger fans on the heatsinks
have evolved, from the earlier 80mm fans to today’s modern 140mm fans.
As the sizes of fans and fin arrays on the heatsink increases over
time, interference between the components on some motherboards also
increases. Many of you ask about the compatibility between the CPU
heatsinks and memory with heat-spreaders, Thermalright will now address
the issue and provide you with as complete a solution as possible!
In the past, when an ordinary 140mm tower heatsink is paired with a
140mm fan, fin arrays were not able to cover the whole fan, airflow was
thus wasted, to solve this problem, Archon provides an unique
combination of 2 types of fin arrays, this fully extends the “air catch
zone”, although Archon is thinner in thickness, performance improves
with the increase in total surface area, when paired with TR’s exclusive
TY-140 fan, it will keep your computer quiet and cool.
About the compatibility issues with the memory slots, 64bit system
and ram disk users tends to fill their slots to the max, ordinary memory
will have no problem at all (without heat spreaders and below the
height of 43mm), whereas memory with heat spreaders can cause problems
when installing bigger heatsinks, Archon is here to solve the problem,
it will have no problem when memory slots are filled (6 slots or 4
Archon has the same pressure vault bracket system like its brother
the Venomous X, and it also comes with the AMD bracket system, so Archon
will be compatible with most platforms,
With its “Mirror Finished Base”, Archon provides friendly installation and quality craftsmanship.
We strongly recommend that you pair the with Archon with the
bundled TY-140 Fan, in order to achieve the best cooling performance,
but if need considering your system orientation, and need to make an
adjustment on fan selection, Archon will be compatible with most
140/120mm fan in the market.
Armor style heatsink fin array, with mirrored copper base, elevates heatsinks overall quality.
Large heatsink fin array provides
dissipating area of up to 150*125mm, making complete use of the airflow,
with 140mm or 120mm fan.
With the max width of 55mm, tall memory heat spreaders are avoided.
Six sintered heatpipe design, all
heatpipes are nickel plated, to slow the oxidation deterioration to the
heatpipe, to ensure longer usage and performance of the heatsink for the
Supports Multiple-Platforms, and can
be used on Socket 1366/1156/775 Platform, and AM2/AM3 Socket. For Intel
sockets pressure is adjustable (40~70 lbs.)
Includes one Thermalright TY-140 PWM fan, Ultra low noise at 21 dBA at max rpm (50cm testing distance)
Fan-clips are compatible with both 140mm and 120mm fan.
The Archon package includes a tube of CF III Thermal paste, to provide the best combination for use with Archon.
Dimension: Length 155mm x Width 53mm x Height 170mm
Weight: 806g (excluding fan and mounting brackets)
Heatpipe: 6mm heatpipe*6 units
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated with mirror shine
Dimension: L160mm x H140mm x W26.5mm
Fan speed: 500~1100RPM (PWM controlled)
Fan noise: 19~23dBA
Connector: 4 Pin (PWM Fan connector)