Components and Design

The HR-03 video card cooler features classic Thermalright construction and incorporates a solid copper base, four copper heat pipes, and a large array of aluminum fins.  Nickel plating gives the cooler a uniform appearance and allows the different materials to be soldered together for optimum heat transfer.

 

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In many ways the HR-03 resembles the classic Thermalright XP-120.

 

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XP-120                                   HR-03

 

 

Without a fan the HR-03 weighs in at just over 300 grams (10.7 oz).

 

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The fin assembly features what Thermalright refers to as ‘proprietary through holes on fins for efficient ventilation and proficient cooling‘.

 

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The top surface of the wing incorporates two small ridges, which are used to locate a 92mm fan of your choice.  The fan is held in place with classic Thermalright wires.

 

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The Nickel plated copper base exhibits fine machining marks from when it was fly-cut to insure a flat mounting surface.

 

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