|Brand Name||SilverStone Technology|
|Item model number||HE02|
|Item Weight||3.3 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9 x 8 x 6 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9 x 8 x 6 inches|
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Silverstone Tek Heligon CPU Cooler for Intel Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/LGA2011 and AMD Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2, HE02 (Silver)
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- Superior silence and performance
- Asymmetric design for optimal positioning on any platform
- Designed for standard chassis at 160mm tall
- For use with CPUs up to 150W+ (fanless 95W)
- Copper base, heat pipes with aluminum fins
- Six 6mm thick powder heat pipe
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With only one low-power case fan, and no fan at all on the Heligon HE02 (as well as a modest VGA cooler), my CPU idles at around 30-33 degrees. That's better performance than you will commonly see from many, much louder, coolers. The only drawbacks are the difficulty of installation and motherboard compatibility, but as long as you attach everything necessary to the motherboard ahead of time, and have a compatible board, it works great.
Just be sure to have a long screwdriver on hand. I didn't at first, so installation had to wait for a trip to the hardware store.
First off, you'll need a long Philips screwdriver (#2) to install this, as well as a smaller one for the tiny screws that assemble the brackets. I am speaking to the AMD installs, the Intel one may differ but you still need the long screwdriver. It would be nice if they alerted you to this up front. The blade on the screwdriver needs to be at least like 6" long.
The back plate is the first part of difficulty. You are supposed to insert long threaded pins into the corner holes that will go through the motherboard to secure the mounting assembly. The instructions are in just about every known language but are very brief and poor. These pins have a flat spot on one side near the head of the pin and are supposed to slide into the holes, lining up a flat spot in the hole. The pins do not go all the way in easily, they are too large. I had to use a large set of Channel Lock pliers and it took a lot of force to squeeze them into the back plate.Read more ›
Now, that said, this thing is a darn good product. I'm cooling my AMD 5800k APU (100 watt) passively and it's keeping it to about 55C while gaming. Mind you, I only have 1 fan in my entire case. This is one of the ultimate heatsinks out there if you are looking to run fanless.
The only drawback is its size. It's huge. It's asymmetrical, so you can turn it to accommodate the layout of your motherboard, but with my Asus P8CWS it hovers over the ram slots. My no-frills dimms fit nicely underneath it with room to spare, but it might have been a problem if I went with the fancy dimms with the big heat sinks on them. Adding memory in the future might be a challenge without removing and reattaching the Heligon... but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Overall I'm happy with this product and love that I can get rid of one more fan in my box.
The good. Once properly installed the CPU maintained a consistent 25 degrees C with 2 140mm fans pulling from the front. The R2 has a side vent and top vents. It was whisper quiet, and never peaked more than 27 C under load.
The bad. Installation was nerve racking. It fit it in the R2, just, but even if I had square yards more of space, I still needed an 8 inch Phillips and a steady hand to secure it to the mobo bracket.. The gaps you see in the picture are the space by which you can tighten it down.
I didn't have much of problem planning my build to make room for it ( RAM in first in my case ) but I needed practice securing it to be able to get good contact and even tightening of the retaining screws. I realized that when the BIOS was reporting 45C on post and shutting off, I had not seated the cooler properly.
On my second try after the room freshening scent of AS5 cleaner, I had enough experience with Heligon to apply and secure it correctly.
After a few years of use, I swapped it out for the factory issue CPU cooler after my first time upgrading other components in the case.
Overall, it is a beautiful piece of work, that performs beyond expectations. Unfortunately there are too many side effects which make it impractical for me in the long term.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It barely fit in my case with 2 CPUs. I had to rotate one. I ended up downsizing to a fan-based system but kept them for a future build.Published 17 months ago by Bob
powerful and quiet. Fit with P8Z77 Pro board. I had to take off the board to install it.Published 18 months ago by Villager West
Let it be stated I AM NOT a gamer or over clocker. If you are one of the aforementioned you know better than to look at a fanless anything. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michael Truppi
Works like a champ. It's big, and a tight fit in my Antec mini-ATX case, but it works and all is quiet on the home front!Published 21 months ago by B. Zarsky
cools great. had to use fans. My computer started to quiet operation. wings too much. In this way heat is distributed. Thank you very much.Published on May 11, 2014 by Murat Derbeder