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Thermalright HR-02

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Expert Review

Silent PC
16 July 2012
  • Summary: The Thermalright HR-02 Macho was able to passively cool our mildly overclocked Sandy Bridge quad core processor with very little case airflow, though the temperatures were rather high as one would expect; we wouldn't attempt it with anything more demanding like a Bulldozer , Nehalem or Sandy Bridge Extreme chip. We should also note that this isn't our preferred cooling strategy, not when you have the option of putting a fan directly on the heatsink.
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Thermalright HR-02 Macho Super-Cooler Review

X-bit labs
5 October 2011
  • Summary: It looks like Thermalright decided to leave all of their competitors without any revenues, because their new HR-02 Macho cooler offers unprecedented combination of cooling efficiency and price, which is unreachable for all other manufacturers of processor coolers.
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Performance 9
Construction 9
Functionality 9
Appearance 9

Thermalright Macho HR-02 CPU Cooler

Benchmark Reviews
25 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Please remember that these test results reflect our experience with each cooler on a specific motherboard, with a specific processor, BIOS revision, BCLK and voltage settings, and test programs. The results of this test cannot be directly compared to other tests since many factors will have changed.
  • Pros: Excellent performance for the price, Offset design clears memory sockets, Quiet, PWM-controlled fan
  • Cons: Requires special screwdriver to easily mount on a motherboard inside a case, No way to easily store unused mounting bits, Dramatic performance difference depending on orientation, but no recommended orientation in docs, Only one set of fan clips included
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Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU Air Cooler Review

26 July 2011
  • Summary: Thermalright is a long time tried and true brand here at [H]. Very rarely have we seen a product from Thermalright that did not deliver a solid product to enthusiasts in one way or another. The new Macho aims to hit the value, quality, and performance segments...all at the same time.
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Expert Review

Techware Labs
12 February 2011
  • Summary: The thermal performance of this cooler speaks for itself; even with sub-optimal alignment, it produced very good temperatures for such a power-hungry CPU. The quality of the included accessories is for the most part quite good, but the lack of included mounting kit for AMD boards is disappointing. That said, the people in most need of really good cooling are likely to be Intel users, and this cooler is well suited to taming those heat monsters.
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Overall 10

Thermalright HR-02 CPU cooler review

The Guru of 3D
7 September 2010
  • Summary: It's hard to be disappointed with Thermalright products and well, you surely will not be disappointed by the HR-02. Throughout the installation we already had that weird 6th sense that we had something distinctive in our hands, and it is exactly that, the HR-02 is distinctive. You can use the HR-02 in many ways, if you want to, you could go passive with it.
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Thermalright HR-02 Passive Processor Heatsink Review

26 August 2010
  • Summary: Looking to cool a 130 watt processor with a passive heatsink? I am not sure many of us are, but if you are looking to silence a powerhouse enthusiast system, passive cooling is now a way you can go. We have a look at Thermalright's passive HR-02. And yes, you can put a "silent" fan on it as well if you wish.
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Expert Review

5 August 2013
Overall 9

Thermalright HR-02 Macho 120 – Ein kleiner Macho

Technic 3D
5 November 2012
  • Summary: Der HR-02 Macho vom Hersteller Thermalright ist einer der beliebtesten Kühler auf dem Markt. Bietet er doch gute Kühlleistungen, einen leisen Lüfter und eine recht hohe Verarbeitungsqualität zu einem fairen Preis. Ein Problem für viele Nutzer ist dabei jedoch oft seine schiere Größe. Dies soll der kleine Bruder HR-02 Macho 120 jetzt beheben. Wir haben uns den Kühler genauer angesehen und gegen Konkurrenten aus verschiedenen Leistungsklassen antreten lassen.
  • Pros: Hervorragende Kühlleistung, Recht kompakte Abmessungen, Solide Verarbeitung, Schraubendreher im Lieferumfang, Preis
  • Cons: Lautstärke bei hohen Drehzahlen, Langweilige Optik, Fummelige Montage
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Overall 9
Value for money 8
Compatibility 8

Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. A

13 October 2012
  • Summary: Beim Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. A handelt es sich um einen leistungsstarken und sehr leisen Prozessorkühler für Enthusiasten und Overclocker. Ebenfalls für den Cooler sprechen die hochwertige Verarbeitungsqualität und der fair kalkulierte Verkaufspreis. Trotz leicht fummeliger Montage können wir bedenkenlos eine Kaufempfehlung für den üppigen Kühler aussprechen. Christoph meint: Großer Kühler ganz leise!
  • Pros: sehr gute Verarbeitungsqualität, enorme Leistung, leiser Lüfter, sicheres Montagesystem, (langer)Schraubenzieher für Montage im Lieferumfang enthalten, passt auf alle gängigen Sockeltypen drauf, fairer Preis
  • Cons: sehr groß und schwer, leicht fummelige Montage
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