NoFan CR-80EH Passive Heat Sink Review

Assembly and Fitting

NoFan CR-80EH Review

Assembly and Fitting

The CR-80EH comes with everything you need to fit it to pretty much all modern AMD and Intel Chips.  The odd shaped sort of triangular brackets are cleverly designed so as to be rotatable to suit either camp.  NoFan also supply a glass bottle of Thermal grease with a paint brush applicator.  On the face of it the instructions appear good.  Start to read them however and you will be met with a wall of both hilarious and frustrating bad translation.  Best you get those man cards out because for the greater part you're going to be flying solo on this one. 

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In the absence of great instructions, it's a good job the boys at OC3D are here to show you how it's all put together.  The first job is to attach the mounting brackets, orientating them so as to suit your CPU manufacturer. 

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You then insert four plastic washers with square cut outs into the mounting holes so as the notches line up with the cut outs. 

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After pacing the cooler atop the CPU long hexagonal headed bolts are passed through the motherboard holes and tightened from behind by means of flat thumb nuts

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Most Recent Comments

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.

Brb, making coffee. Should be a good read Quote

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

27-05-2014, 06:52:02

I'm still not a fan of no fan solutions but I hope it'll get better and better to the point where fans are the thing of the past. This is hopefully the start of this.Quote

27-05-2014, 06:55:22

Obligatory OMG THAT BOARD IN THAT CASE (sorry had to :P)

Bit unhinged on the language on this one?

Interesting concept, I bet they're an absolute arse to manufacture!Quote

27-05-2014, 13:59:13

what would be the point of this if you still need a case fan to remove the hot air? wouldn't an AIO or Noctua with the worlds slowest fans do as well? it's a shame they can't find a way to use a side panel as a big passive heatsink.Quote

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