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SILVERSTONE HE02 CPU Cooler

  • Copper base, heat pipes with aluminum fins
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Learn more about the Silverstone HE02

Model

Brand
SILVERSTONE
Model
HE02

Spec

Type
Heatsinks only
Compatibility
Socket FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2/LGA 1150/2011/1366/1156/1155/775
Heatsink Material
Copper base, heat pipes with aluminum fins

Physical Spec

Weight
990g

Features

Features
Superior silence and performance

Asymmetric design for optimal positioning on any platform

Designed for standard chassis at 160mm tall

For use with CPUs up to 150W+ (fanless 95W)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ban T.
  • 3/25/2014 4:17:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice passive cooler

Pros: Very good cooling for my E3 Xeon 1275, keeping the temperature down to just 40C idle / 50C load. You do, however, need to use an exhaust fan to draw out the heat though. I use one top 230mm fan in a HAF922 case it works fine.

Cons: - $76 is a little too pricey. Comon Newegg, what's going on with this one? Realistically this thing is worth about $30. It's just a big clumb of metal fins. No need to rip us off.

- If you have a high power 230mm fan blowing directly at this heatsink, the resonance sound will ring into an annoying noise. You don't really need a fan to blow right into this thing as mentioned above, just an exhaust fan at the top is all you need for the whole case.

Other Thoughts: If your RAM has one of those gigantic heatsinks attached then this might not work for you. Otherwise, be sure you installed all your RAM first. Then attach the heatsink afterward. Yes, you do need to do all these on the motherboard completely detached from the case first before putting it back inside the case. And you'll need to use a very long 1ft long Philip head. If one side doesn't fit, try rotating the heatsink to the other side. It works both ways.

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  • Lik F.
  • 10/18/2013 3:15:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for 0db build

Pros: 1. No noise
2. Won't attract dust like ones with fan
3. Big

Cons: 1. Too big! Make sure your case can take it.
2. May come too close to VGA card/RAM
3. Mounting is clumsy and hard to work with

Other Thoughts: This thing will cool a 65W i5-4570S with no issues at all. Great for building totally silent rig - great for bedroom computer. Just don't trust the reviews on other sites that says this won't cool you i5/i7. They are testing it with K-series CPUs, which is nonsense for a zero-fan setup. This is perfect for 35W and 65W CPUs (T and S series).

However, there's something you need to be aware of:
1. Mount your motherboard to the case, bracket, CPU and RAM before you install the cooler. It will block the access to screws, CPU power cable and RAM!
2. Make sure it clears your VGA. I had to mount it upside down to clear my VGA card on the first PCI-E slot in my mATX board.
3. Use low profile/normal profile RAM, no heatspreaders.
4. Make sure your case can take it.

My bedroom rig is totally silent now with FSP silent PSU, i5-4570S with HE02, 128GB SSD and 5450 with just heatsink all put together within a CoolerMaster N200 case.

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  • Brian M.
  • 9/18/2013 10:01:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigantic!

Pros: Massive Cooling Potential. I installed this in an FT-03 Case with an I7-4771. The case layout puts the case fan within 5mm away from the heatsink. In this configuration, there is no need to attach a fan to the heatsink. Having not done a baseline test on the OEM cooler, I can not give any constructive feedback comparison. I can say however that after running futuremark on CPU test for 10 minutes, the peak temperature was 51 Deg C throughout and the CPU never came off of CPU Boost. (4.1 Ghz) Super impressed with the design, install hardware. LOVE IT!

Cons: It is expensive, but I believe that it is good value. The clearance between the PCI-E card and the cooler is non existent. I believe that it will short out any video card due to the contact with the circuit board. I easily solved this issue by taking the clear plastic box that my memory modules were shipped in and fabricated an isolator, there was no need to figure out how to hold it in place, it is so close that it just stayed. The clear plastic is invisible in the case.

Other Thoughts: You will need a very long #1 Phillips driver to make the install easy.

You should not power up the system until you have checked the gap between the cooler and the PCI-E Card. (See Note in Cons)

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  • Justin H.
  • 8/18/2013 8:35:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI AM HELIGON, HEAR ME ROAR!!!!

Pros: this thing is just huge I would trust this thing to cool my car engine. regardless of its size it blocks nothing (unless you add a fan see other thoughts.) I have four g.skill ripjaws x series with those nnice big heat spreaders and they don't even touch. you do have to take it off though to add more ram unless you are the master of angles but that's not that complex.

Cons: due to its large size install is a bit of a pain in the buttox but I found a way around it. put on every single mounting part specific to your setup and then slide the heatsink under the middle bar so in theory you only have one side to screw in and make sure you have a very long screwdriver

Other Thoughts: so about adding a fan. you can add a fan in either a push or pull setup but the problem I ran into is that if you have it situated horizontally so that its length is longer then its height then it might block your first pci-e slot with a fan attached I assume with a bit of tinkering you could set it up verticall so that its offset upwards but ill do some measurements on that.
im running off of the asus maximus VI hero 1150 so I assume anything else that is atx and obv e-atx will be a perfect fit sfor anything you want to add

also in-win gr one case full atx tower it is roughly 8 inches tall give or take so make sure your case is wide enough

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  • Lawrence H.
  • 8/5/2013 12:52:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBig, No Really BIG

Pros: Capable of incredible heat dissipation, with a slow speed fan over 150Watts.

Cons: If you run a fan over the fins from some angles you can get a vibration from the fins, annoying. This is really a static fan-less cooler. With a fan over 150Watts heat disipation

Other Thoughts: The pictures don't give the size justice, this thing dwarfs all CPU coolers, stupid big.

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  • Nathan M.
  • 6/26/2013 8:50:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat.

Pros: I have had this in for a few weeks running fanless on a ivy bridge i5- 3770 for a few weeks and it runs pretty cool. that pc is on 24-7 cause I use it as a server. sitting idle with maybe 25-30% utilization, proc temps hover around 42-44c, and the cores hover around 48-52c. READ OTHER THOUGHTS. it clears all 4 mem sticks and my mem has a small heatsink that sticks up maybe a quarter inch above the ram.

Cons: it's pretty huge, so you need to make sure it will fit your case. fanless is a delicate dance- read other thoughts. the cpu runs pretty warm when it ramps up, BUT this is a server, so it will never be a 100% for a long time. at most, SO FAR I have seen it around 35% as a server so for my application, this thing is great. BTW- during the work day, I let my house get up to 78-80 deg farenheit, and in the evenings it's at 74 or below if this helps you.

Other Thoughts: ok, so here is the deal. I am using this in an inwin H-frame case. it's almost tailor made for fanless cause it's literally open top, bottom, front and back. I wouldn't even consider using this in a conventional case as a fanless setup cause regular cases are designed for fans to move air. this case is completely upen on top and all around, so natural convection heat works great. also, I don't see the point of going fanless on a heatsink if you still have case fans. I did a lot of research on this, and my results support research- if it's mounted with the fins horizontal, it won't convect much heat, but mounted with the fins vertical, heat will drift slowly out the upper part of the fin, creating a gentle air current thru the heat sink. now, I do mean gentle- don't expect to feel a draft from it from just natural convection alone. also, my case is so important because it's open at the top so it won't trap heat in the top, and open on the front, back and bottom so as the heat convects upward, cool air is gently drawn in from lower. a conventional case can't do this without fans. the point of all this- design your system well, and don't be afraid to buy the good stuff. I won't miss the $400 I paid for the case in a couple years, and I won't miss the sound I no longer have! now I know I went on a lot about the case, but you must realize that fanless heatsinks are more dependant on the case than anything else in your pc, so don't buy this and put it on a $40 case expecting it to work well.

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  • Cherie R.
  • 5/15/2013 10:12:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSize Matters

Pros: Bar none the best cooling for a fanless heat sink you're going to find. The setup comes with excellent brackets to mount its considerable weight without damaging your components.

Cons: The fins start very low. I got some RAM that has decent cooling, and am unable to mount the unit as-is. Some time with a dremel made it work, but I'd rather be able to use a product out of the box. I would expect an item obviously intended for use in a silent system to be designed with the expectation that the builder will be using large RAM cooling fins as well.

Other Thoughts: Pay attention to the size! I went through quite a few cases before I found one that fit both the size requirements and my buyer's aesthetic taste.

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  • JAMES S.
  • 4/6/2013 8:44:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing is a monster

Pros: My CPU (older 3Gig dual core slightly overclocked to 3.4 Gig) temperature went from peaking at 160 deg F to peaking at 82 deg F.

Cons: This thing is big. I installed this into a Lian Li Open Case and it's still a monster - but I like it - so not really a Con I guess.

Other Thoughts: Background - I'm updating my system in phases from a 3.0 GHz Dual Core w/ 8 Gigs of RAM to a 3.4 GHz i7 Quad Core with 32 Gigs of RAM - Phase I is to transplant my existing system into a Lian Li PC-T60B Open case with this Monster Sized CPU Cooler. Phases II and III upgrade the cpu/mem/hdd/mb and video.

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  • Richard G.
  • 3/16/2013 9:27:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSilverstone Heligon He02 does the job!

Pros: I almost bought the NoFen CR-95C, but I got the He02, because I wanted the option of using fan(s). I wound up using two Noctua fans (push-pull). This is the best passive heatsink I have ever used, and if you use just one low-rpm fan, the temperature really drops fast. In fact I ran BOINC (100% stress) with only one 800 rpm fan switched on! I was using an AMD FX-6300 six-core processor. The adapter mounts are stiff and very strong and allow for 4 different positions of the heatsink.

Cons: The heatsink is very tall, and it will hit a side-panel fan. It hit my 220mm fan, which I removed.

Other Thoughts: I would buy another one, but I want to try the new Zalman FX-Cube cooler, which is coming soon. Another passive heatsink to think about is the upcoming Thermalright HR02. Overall, this is an awesome CPU Cooler, and it runs well in stressful conditions. I'm very happy with this silent CPU Cooler! Silverstone rocks!!!

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  • Marshall H.
  • 2/20/2013 11:39:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Supply

Pros: Works!
Built a new machine which I wanted silent and so I was looking for a passive CPU solution and thought I'd take a chance on this. I am so far please with it after ~2 days. CPU stays cool and I expect it to get even better once the thermal paste sets.

Cons: LARGE! blocks one of my RAM slots. I was hoping it wouldn't but was almost certain it would so I won't take an egg off.

The mounting instructions weren't perfectly clear, but they weren't terrible. If you've never mounted an after market heatsink, be a little cautious and read ALL of the instructions/diagrams before starting the first step.

Other Thoughts: I'm pleased with my purchase, I thought about putting a fan on it, but I have a rear fan and two top fans pulling air off of this which are almost as close as if they had been mounted.

I'll update later if there are any problems with it... but I'm not expecting any.

THIS IS A VERY. VERY. LARGE HEATSINK. Make sure you run as many of your cables as you can before you install it.

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