SilverStone HE02 Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 09-01-2013 [ 11 comment(s) ]

The 2nd installment to the Heligon Series is here; the HE02 CPU Cooler plans to strike a balance between silence and performance. Can this passive cooler climb to victory?

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#27788 Posted on: 09.01.2013 21:55:09
Looks like a beast

Will be checking this review out that's for sure

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#27789 Posted on: 09.01.2013 22:10:11
Its now live

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#27790 Posted on: 09.01.2013 22:18:48
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Its now live
Awesome

great review mate, looks like solid competition to the TPC 800!, and it looks better in my opinion too

Nothing says quality like a massive beast of a cooler



Am i right in thinking that better airflow in the case will yield better thermal results?

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#27791 Posted on: 09.01.2013 23:08:52
Yeah exactly. Anything passive usually requires decent airflow inside, with that review i had 500R with two fans at front spinning plus rear exhaust too. This cooler is ideal if you arent gonna be overclocking and wanna keep noise down as much as poss!

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#27925 Posted on: 12.01.2013 15:04:15
Great review as ever Mish, shame it can't take overclocks too well but for a passive cooler it did great. Seems like a good product, would still rather take a 212 or a T4 though.

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#27935 Posted on: 12.01.2013 20:41:57
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Great review as ever Mish, shame it can't take overclocks too well but for a passive cooler it did great. Seems like a good product, would still rather take a 212 or a T4 though.
it would be fab for say an i3 in my opinion, although anyone with a K chip at stock needs to get it overclocked

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#27936 Posted on: 12.01.2013 22:31:48
Small market though, for it's size you could get a much smaller cooler for a HTPC or LAN rig whilst it's inability to overclock makes it a poor choice at an enthusiast level, so really it's for the silent gamer or the high end HTPC I guess?

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#27937 Posted on: 12.01.2013 23:07:50
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Small market though, for it's size you could get a much smaller cooler for a HTPC or LAN rig whilst it's inability to overclock makes it a poor choice at an enthusiast level, so really it's for the silent gamer or the high end HTPC I guess?
yeah deffo :P, although it looks amazing


looks are a part of it to me :P

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#27942 Posted on: 13.01.2013 18:15:26
Nice review of a mamoth cooler ;o

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#27950 Posted on: 14.01.2013 04:30:44
that's a huge passive cooler! O_O
I think i'd still prefer one that uses fans

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#27984 Posted on: 14.01.2013 17:58:09
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yeah deffo :P, although it looks amazing


looks are a part of it to me :P
True, not a fussy one myself, my rig isn't all that nice inside but it works well so I don't mind too much

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