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well, the bigger it is the more chances you can run fanless, or close to.
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Man, can't wait to read the reviews on those monsters. Would love to push some overclocks on some 920s on air.. hopefully these perform as well as they look. (and with good mounting pressure / etc)
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"The HR-02 makes use of a convex copper base design ..."

Ahh yea , they are still flinging this BS eh....I can see from the pics that the baseplates are still manufactured by a spot weld in the center (which is what causes the convex bottom)...

Thermalright , I love yah , but just drop the convex thing and give us flat baseplates , because we know its crap.

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Just the other day I was wondering if there were any CPU heatsinks designed to be passive, but I was thinking for something way smaller for HTPCs. Who would want an enormous, expensive passive heatsink?
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Who would want an enormous, expensive passive heatsink?
People who want a silent PC.
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Old June 24, 2010, 09:25 AM
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I think you missed my point.
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Just the other day I was wondering if there were any CPU heatsinks designed to be passive, but I was thinking for something way smaller for HTPCs. Who would want an enormous, expensive passive heatsink?
Honestly, I think you are missing the point and design niche of these coolers.
Sticking "passive" and "small" together is awfully damn tough. You can do it low end processors that don't put out much heat or the ultra low TDP cpus. You wont do it on a high TDP processor though. The simple fact is you need a lot of surface area (thus BIG) and a lot of air flow in your case to pull it off. So while the low TDP is possible, the amount of air flow in most small form factor / HTPC cases are less then optimal.

As for these particular cpu cooling solutions they are not meant for the htpc (or small form factor niche for that matter) market niche. They are meant for overclockers and / or silentPC enthusiasts using mid or large sized cases with good air flow. Drop one of these bad boys in a HAF X and keep your OC to sane levels and you could probably pull off some very decent numbers; not great numbers as passive always runs hotter (or almost anyways!) but decent.

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easy boys. threads about a great (to be tested anyways) cooler so lets keep it cool :)
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Amen to that AkG! What, you don't want a full tower HTPC?
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