Conclusion: All in all, the HR-05-SLI heatsink is yet another impressive chipset cooler by Thermalright. It has two heatpipes, a large copper base and massive surface area designed for passive cooling. Although it was originally designed for passive cooling, you can always hook a 70mm or 80mm fan onto it and enjoy up even cooler chipset temperatures. While we were utterly impressed with the original HR-05, we were amazed with the newer HR-05-SLI.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Copper base, Two heatpipes, Massive surface area, Works passively, Easy installation
Conclusion: Overall, the Thermalright HR-05 is an impressive chipset heatsink. Thermalright did the right choice by following the foot steps of the High-Riser series and the result speaks for itself. Although the size of the heatsink is massive, we couldnâ€™t believe how easy it was to install. Furthermore, it was designed to work passively but it is also possible to install a 70mm or even an 80mm fan on it.
Pros: Impressive design, Easy to install, Works passively, Massive fins, Heatpipe cooled, Compatibility with a lot of chipsets