Thermalright is one of those companies I like to think of as a nerd house; it produces a small, but carefully crafted selection of high-quality components, all centered around a single core competency. Packaging is utilitarian, attention to detail is obsessive, and build quality is uniformly high. They don’t get distracted with sponsorships, press events, or TweetFaceSpace promos; the Product Is All.
Today we’ll be looking at one of their larger coolers to date, the HR-02. Aimed at the enthusiast and overclocker crowds, this cooler seems geared to tackle the hottest CPUs on the market. Stick with us as we see just how Right the Thermals are on this beastly cooler.
As you would expect from a nerd house, Thermalright wastes no time getting into the nitty-gritty details:
Patented multiple support pressure vault bracket system, allow users adding pressure to the bracket system (40~70 lbs.), and have a more efficient and secure mounting.(1366/1156/775).
Fanless design for low-noise operation
Proprietary through holes on fins for efficient ventilation
Heatsink are all nickel plated to ensure the best quality and performance and could last for years.
Soldered heatpipes, copper base and fins, to ensure the best thermal conducting efficiency.
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 CPU.
Including 120*25mm fan clips & 140*25mm fan clips and Chill factor III thermal paste.
Convex copper base design, to ensure the Highest thermal conducting thermal efficiency between the CPU and the heatsink.
Most of this is pretty self-explanatory, though there are a few key points to note. First, the heatpipes are soldered to both the base and the fins. This isn’t strictly necessary, but it does improve heat transfer between the different pieces of the heatsink, as well as subtly improving the overall rigidity of the structure. Second, the whole thing is nickel plated, from top to bottom. This serves to avoid the oxidation problems that pure copper has when exposed to air.