Components and Design

 

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The HR-03 Plus features classic Thermalright construction and incorporates a solid copper base, six copper heat pipes, and a large array of aluminum fins. 

 

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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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HR-03                         HR-03 Plus

 

The new HR-03 Plus is very similar in design and construction to the original HR-03 except for the extra two heat pipes and a larger base.

 

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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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