Thermalright HR-02 Macho
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Also, the currently shipping models have the "new" brackets, so they work out of the box with ASRock and Asus motherboards.
Note: If you pick up this heatsink, be sure to get a long phillips head screwdriver in order to secure the heatsink. If you look, there's a hole at the top of the heatsink. This is used to access one of the two screws needed to secure it.
Great for the price, but make sure you measure your case. Sticks out about 6 3/4 inches from the motherboard with the fan installed.
My initial seat-of-the pants test of the HR-02 was to use a small propane torch pointed against the bottom of the heat sink. The HR-02 absorbed and dumped the torch heat easily. Then I grabbed my larger propane torch and carefully repeated the test. I was surprised when I found that the base plate stayed cool enough to put my finger on after I quickly removed the torch, while the warm air exited the cooling fin stack, quickly returning the base plate to ambient temperature. I was impressed! Apparently this thing was carved from an iceberg.
Although the manufacturer probably would not approve my final use of the HR-02, and certainly not approve of my cruel tests of it, I think that if it can handle all that, then it will be up to the challenge of just about any CPU cooling job you can throw at it.
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