Conclusion: This heatsink does exactly what it sets out to do; cool. It does the job well, and it can be run easily in either passive or active forms. However, finding a motherboard that needs this level of cooling is difficult, and unless you want to sink £15 into this cooler, plus Thermalright’s £15 PWM...
Conclusion: The HR-05 is meticulously put together, with the quality control an obvious forte of ThermalRight. The mounting system is an elegant solution to the varying hole width that motherboards provide and keeps the cooler in place while it does its trick.
Pros: Cools well, Immaculate machining, Secure mounting system
Cons: Flawed; can’t be used with most performance motherboards