Massive Thermalright HR-22 CPU Cooler Pictured

Subject: General Tech | August 5, 2013 - 08:50 PM |
Tagged: thermalright, hr-22, air cooling, heatsink, passive cooling

Additional photos have hit the Internet via Chip Hell of Thermalright’s upcoming HR-22 CPU cooler. The monstrous heatsink is the successor to the HR-02 with improvements to improve cooling and compatibility with tall memory DIMMs.

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Thermalright has not released any formal specifications, but judging from the teaser photos the HR-22 pairs eight “U” shaped 6mm heatpipes with what appears to be a nickel plated copper base plate and an absolutely massive aluminum fin stack. The fin stack has notches along the sides and the heatpipes hold the cooler up high enough so as to not get in the way of memory modules with tall heat-spreaders. The fin stack itself is about as tall as a 140mm fan. Users can use the HR-22 as a passive heatsink or with a single 140mm fan that is attached via two retention clips on either side of the fan.

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This cooler is going to be heavy and while it is rated to support LGA 2011 platforms, clearances may be tight depending on the particular motherboard and case used. There is no word on pricing or availability, but it should be available later this year. Pricing will definitely be on the high end for air coolers and approaching that of AIO liquid coolers such as the Corsair H100i.

In the mean time, more teaser photos (showing the HR-22 installed in a system) can be found over at TechPowerUp.

I am looking forward to seeing this cooler benchmarked!

Source: Fanless Tech
August 5, 2013 | 09:18 PM - Posted by willmore (not verified)

Oh, FFS, stop it, just get water if you want this kind of cooling! Forget the torque from a tower setup, this thing will crush a CPU in a desktop config.

August 5, 2013 | 09:37 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yeah and here I was afraid a DH-14 would rip my mobo in half >.> haha

August 6, 2013 | 02:09 AM - Posted by Klimax (not verified)

Some of us don't trust water-cooling setups, especially if we invested whole lot of money into expensive parts and can't replace anytime soon.

(Currently using nice Zalman CNPS12X on 3930k OCed to 4.5GHz)

August 6, 2013 | 04:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's 2013 mate. Corsair closed water cooling FTW.

Even a wee lad could install with 1 hand behind his hipster arse and neckbeard.

There is zero excuse to not water cool for as little as $60 USD for Corsair H60 or similar.

September 18, 2013 | 02:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah, those Corsair Hydro are noisier, less performing and, depending upon your location, often more expensive...

August 5, 2013 | 10:31 PM - Posted by beagley (not verified)

does anyone else anticipate some form of heatsink support being mounted on the case door in the future? because I sure do.

August 5, 2013 | 11:39 PM - Posted by razor512

Seems a bit small, they need to make it wider and make it come with dual 140mm fans on the front and back.

It would also be good the use the space between the the fins and CPU plate, to add a water block which can then connect to a dual 140mm radiator (eg, the kraken x60)

A setup like this will allow your stock core i3 CPU to run a little cooler :)

August 6, 2013 | 01:56 AM - Posted by Terminashunator (not verified)

That's not an aweful idea. Water cooling with a small heatsink on the cooling plate.

August 6, 2013 | 06:01 AM - Posted by Daniel Nielsen (not verified)

I have the HR 2.0 Macho, and its great. Only downside is as this article mentions, if you have tall memory blocks.

August 14, 2013 | 07:52 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Corsair closed water cooling FTW."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZJoqj-N3Js

yeah right..

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