NoFan CR-80EH Passive Heat Sink Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

NoFan CR-80EH Review


Silent running has long been one of the holy grails of PC ownership. On occasion we come close, and indeed when reviewing can often be heard to use phrases such as "Practically silent" and "almost inaudible".  Practically silent, though undoubtedly appreciated, is not the same thing as silent. 

We reviewed the NoFan CR-95 back in November 2011 and, it's fair to say, were more than pleasantly surprised.  That said, one of the few criticisms we had of it were the interference issues it caused with RAM heatsinks and PCI slots.  In response to this NoFan have released the CR-80EH, with its innovative cone shape aiming to improve compatibility whilst at the same time providing zero noise cooling all-be-it with a slightly lower TDP of 80 Watts.


Technical Specification  

 Intel LGA1150/1155/1156
 AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
 Max TDP 80W
 Dimensions 155mm x 113mm
 Thermal resistance @ 25°C ambient 0.58 °C/W
 Weight 300 g
 Dissipation area 98,157 mm²
 Maximum RAM height 32 mm
 Acoustic noise level 0.0 dBA
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Most Recent Comments

27-05-2014, 05:50:35


NoFan Now offer a fanless CPU cooler. Silent cooling with improved compatibility, Let's see if it's up to the job.

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27-05-2014, 06:42:51

Oooh been interested in this thing for a while. The 80 Watt TDP that it's rated for is pretty high.

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27-05-2014, 06:51:35

Nice write up Gary, but that cooler! It's mahooosive, like you reported though it's very niche but I could see this being the perfect silent solution for a AM1 HTPC build, or any HTPC build for that matter.Quote

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