Good performance for the price.
Almost silent operation.
Support For 120mm/140mm Fans.
Requires special screwdriver to easily mount on a motherboard inside a case.
Performance not at the level implied by its size.
Only one set of fan clips included.
Optional AMD Support.
By Benchmark Reviews on July 09, 2011
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...86
By TechwareLabs on January 25, 2011
Thermalright is one of those companies I like to think of as a nerd house; it produces a small, but carefully crafted selection of high-quality components, all centered around a single core competency. Packaging is utilitarian, attention to detail...-
By Real World Labs on November 21, 2010
Getting impressed by Thermalright is not easy, not for me and not when i know what level of performance and quality to expect from their cooling solutions. However i have to admit that I did expect the HR-02 to be a little worse in terms of...-
By Pureoverclock on October 11, 2010
The Thermalright HR-02 is a good looking heatsink that showcases a somewhat restrained and conservative aesthetic that should look pleasant in just about any case setup. It is massive for a single tower design though, so it's not for small cases,...-
By Vortez on September 23, 2010
Normally when manufacturers send me their latest coolers, I get a sense of excitement that exceeds that of a new graphics card and motherboard. And when the said companies are Noctua or Thermalright, I know to expect a new leader on our charts. The...-
By Guru of 3D on September 08, 2010
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...-
By Fudzilla on August 27, 2010
We've already written about Thermalright's HR-02 CPU cooling, one of the pretty hefty solutions claiming to pack enough punch to passively cool a Core i7. As sceptical as we are, we've had our doubts as well, but Thermalright has proven to...-
By HardOCP on August 26, 2010
One place that Thermalright always seems to come up short is in the price department. Notice I did not say "value." Everyone values things differently. A $100 heat sink may be no big deal to you as long as it works where someone else would never...-
By X-bit Labs on August 26, 2010
Thermalright HR-02 receives our Editor' Choice award for offering superb cooling efficiency at a very low level of...-
By Overclockers Club on August 11, 2010
The Thermalright HR-02 has thoroughly impressed me with its performance. Even fanless, it hangs out with other coolers in its price range. Even though the HR-02 comes in at a stout 860 grams without any fans the mounting mechanism and the hardware...-