Monday, October 28th 2013

Thermalright HR-22 Heatsink Officially Launched

Having made its first public appearance way back in November 2012, and trade-show display at this year's Computex event, it's been a long journey to the market for Thermalright's massive HR-22 CPU heatsink, which is so large, that you wouldn't need an additional fan, to cool a typical CPU, and can rely on the rear fan of your case to gently ventilate it. The company formally launched it.

The HR-22 is a monolithic aluminium fin stack heatsink to which heat is fed by eight 6 mm thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. Each fin features a series of cuts and air-guides, which make up the heatsink's DPAS (directed passive airflow system), that taps into the natural convection within a PC case, and utilizes it fully, to dissipate heat from the CPU. Measuring 120 mm x 150 mm x 159 mm (WxDxH), the HR-22 weighs 1.12 kg, and supports all modern CPU socket types, including LGA2011, LGA115x, LGA1366, AM3+/AM3, and FM2+/FM2.
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17 Comments on Thermalright HR-22 Heatsink Officially Launched

#3
micropage7
with size like that why dont they design it as passive heatsink
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#4
buildzoid
If I'm not mistaken it is usable as a passive cooler I know the HR-02 was
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Assimilator
by: micropage7
with size like that why dont they design it as passive heatsink
by: btarunr
... HR-22 CPU heatsink, which is so large, that you wouldn't need an additional fan, to cool a typical CPU, and can rely on the rear fan of your case to gently ventilate it. The company formally launched it.

... that taps into the natural convection within a PC case, and utilizes it fully, to dissipate heat from the CPU.
learn2read
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#6
RejZoR
by: micropage7
with size like that why dont they design it as passive heatsink
You can use any tower cooler as passive. Just rotate it in a way that heat passes through kore easily (if the heatsink has any directional channels). You just need to strip off any plastic covers and every tower cooler will work. I used to have Akasa Evo Blue cooler stripped of all the plastic as a passive cooler for my overclocked E4300 (and later E5200) processor. It ran slightly hotter but it was dead silent. It's how passive stuff works.
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#7
Octavean
that asymmetric design looks as though it was intended to give clearance to DIMM slots by have one side with overhang and one side without. While that is probably fine on a lot of motherboards, X79 motherboards typically have DIMM slots on both sides of the CPU LGA socket. So while its hard to tell without mounting one personally one would think this could be a minor issue on such X79 motherboards,.....

Beyond that its a nice massive cooler from the likes of Themalright IMO,....
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#8
Jorge
It's meant to be essentially passive cooling and should work fine if you have the room. It would be fun to attach a 120mm fan and see how much diff it makes.
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Ed_1
by: Jorge
It's meant to be essentially passive cooling and should work fine if you have the room. It would be fun to attach a 120mm fan and see how much diff it makes.
Looking at last pic there adding a front 120mmm would almost get you push/pull config if your running rear fan like in the pic .
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#10
xvi
I'm almost afraid to ask how much.
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#11
lanceknightnight
it is 99.95

proof of price
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=HR-22

I just built a silent gaming rig and was waiting for this bad boy for about a year. I went with the nofan "nofen" cr-95. It is amazing. This looks like hr22 may be better as the nofan cr-95 has a tdp of 95 hence the name. (as a side not I wish every cooler listed tdp like this). It keeps my i7 Haswell very mild oc cooler then stock and replaces my space heater :) However it is obvious it was made as a lighting sconce as it takes up a ton of space and would fit a stage light perfectly. Also nofan's parent company, Ice Pipe, is a light manufacturer. The Thermalright solution looks like it may even pass the passive tdp of the nofan. I would love to know as the passive hr02 was once listed around a tdp of 80 and the add claims 40% improvement. That makes around 104 passive tdp at $10 savings. and it is made to work with a fan. All I can say is wow. The only thing that would really impress me now is if nofan converted over some of the 300 tdp light sconces to passive coolers. The dream is there http://www.icepipeled.com Passive GPU.

My system Haf case.
msi gaming z87-45
32 gig low profile crucial balistic
i7 4770k very small oc
silencer mrk 3 1200 (silent till 500-600 w)
r9 290x (claims 250 tdp, my butt)
primotech mk26 320 tdp (acelero is 300tdp included fans are 20-25 db their fans move 30-75 cf)
2*120mm energymax fans? (8 db min over 75 cf max)
pioneer blue ray
generic floppy and card reader. sata to ide converter (so frustrating)
ssd
win 8.1
Lucid that comes with Motherboard is to turn off the fans on 290x when not in use but I am still working out the driver. Once this is configured my machine will be silent again until the 290x eats during a game.

I include by build as it took forever to get all the right pieces and if I can save another person the aggravation of comparing minute differences I will. Also for the inevitable trolling of the person who does not think gamers should mind fan noise or that silence is for HTPC only. My rig is not a HTPC though I will use it with the 60 inch screen on occasion. It has been my hobby and joy to build though I do wish I could get a passive cooler for the 690x.
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#12
arterius2
now try to pull out the 4/8 pin 12v ATX connector, :)

thought so.
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#13
micropage7
by: lanceknightnight
I just built a silent gaming rig and was waiting for this bad boy for about a year. I went with the nofan "nofen" cr-95. It is amazing. This looks like hr22 may be better as the nofan cr-95 has a tdp of 95 hence the name. (as a side not I wish every cooler listed tdp like this). It keeps my i7 Haswell very mild oc cooler then stock and replaces my space heater However it is obvious it was made as a lighting sconce as it takes up a ton of space and would fit a stage light perfectly. Also nofan's parent company, Ice Pipe, is a light manufacturer. The Thermalright solution looks like it may even pass the passive tdp of the nofan. I would love to know as the passive hr02 was once listed around a tdp of 80 and the add claims 40% improvement. That makes around 104 passive tdp at $10 savings. and it is made to work with a fan. All I can say is wow. The only thing that would really impress me now is if nofan converted over some of the 300 tdp light sconces to passive coolers.
yeah, i like cr-95 than hr-22:D
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#14
Arjai
Um, kinda thought one would not want to pull the 4/8 pin CPU power connector. That would be bad, right?

:wtf:
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#15
THE_EGG
by: Arjai
Um, kinda thought one would not want to pull the 4/8 pin CPU power connector. That would be bad, right?

:wtf:
Just use some thin pliers to pull that out. I've done that before when I had a CNPS9900 from Zalman and the 8-pin cpu placement was crap on the mobo. I tried to use my hands before the pliers but just sliced my skin on the copper fins :cry: Looked like a had a Gilette 4-blade razor cut on my hand...
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#16
micropage7
maybe you have another reason to buy extended 8 pin cables
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