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post #1 of 22
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Well it looks like Thermalright has released a new version of the HR-02 that actually performs a bit better than the original. It also comes with a good fan. As with the original this cooler is excessively large and with this version the heatpipes aren't nickel plated so it doesn't look as good as it could to me.

Now this might not seem like a big deal but with a $40 msrp nothing in its price range touches this cooler especially with a low speed fan.

[H]ocp review

Benchmark Reviews review

Thermalright product page


Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 7/26/11 at 6:08pm
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post #2 of 22
Love it.

Can it mount two fans out of the box?
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Love it.

Can it mount two fans out of the box?
With zipties, yes. Even with my True I never use those pita fan clips.
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post #4 of 22
Don't even think you need zipties. I think my original HR-02 only came with two fan clips each of 140 and 120, but it already has the holes punched for a second fan. The big question is do you have room on both sides of your heatsink to put two fans? It's off-center to get it closer to case fans so there may not be room. If you look at [H]'s review, there's no way they could get a second fan onto the back of it.

At $40 there is just nothing that touches this.
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With my future case/cooling plans space won't be an issue.

There'll be no rear fan/grill to impede the flow of air from the cpu/intake fans.
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I've been looking online to possibly purchase this cooler, but can't find it available at any online stores. Anybody know of any stores that carry it for near the msrp?
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post #7 of 22
They sell it here:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13...2_AM2_AM3.html
However, it's out of stock atm.
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Doubt its outta stock...the stock just never came in yet lol.
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I'm waiting to see a motherboard compatibility list on this one.

I had to move the 120mm fan on my TRUE Black upwards slightly so it could clear the first RAM socket; fortunately I was able to do so without issue.
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoneWolf15 View Post
I'm waiting to see a motherboard compatibility list on this one.

I had to move the 120mm fan on my TRUE Black upwards slightly so it could clear the first RAM socket; fortunately I was able to do so without issue.
With the shape and orientation of the heatpipes, the cooler looks like it will clear most all motherboards with no RAM clearance issues. Since the heatpipes move up vertically from the contact plate and are angled towards the rear of the heatsink, RAM slots would seem to all be open, even with the fan attached



The left side is the where the fan is mounted
    
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