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HEX 2.0

THERMOELECTRIC CPU COOLER

The HEX 2.0 combines a proprietary state-of-the-art high performance thermoelectric module with an innovative heat exchanger. The small form factor CPU cooler pioneers a new category of cooling technology. The compact design comfortably fits in small chassis, including mini-ITX cases, while delivering cooling capacity beyond that of much larger coolers.

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Exceptional Temperature Control

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Custom LED Options

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No Water

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Easy Installation Into Intel

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1-Year Limited Warranty

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Smart Electronics Monitor Temp

Features

Details
TypeFan Heatsink with Thermoelectric Heat Pump
FanIntegrated 92 mm
Key FeaturesSmall Form Factor, High Performance Integrated and Swappable 92mm Fan Supports TDP Power for Over Clocking Beyond 140W Low Noise Design (33 dBA @ max speed) Active/Passive Cooling (Using Phononic’s Thermoelectric Technology) Integrated Electronic Control Applies Active Cooling only When Needed Optional Application Software and User Interface Allows User to Adjust Performance Characteristics

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In your case

Different cooling systems can give very different cooling performances, and not all systems fit in all PC cases. We've compared the top selling systems alongside our own HEX 2.0. Slide the arrows up and downleft and right to see what will give the best performance in different sized housings. Each horizontal bar on the rightbelow represents a different cooler.

In your case

Different cooling systems can give very different cooling performances, and not all systems fit in all PC cases. We've compared the top selling systems alongside our own HEX 2.0. Slide the arrows up and downleft and right to see what will give the best performance in different sized housings. Each horizontal bar on the rightbelow represents a different cooler.

Leading Full Tower Cooler
46°C
Vapour Chamber Cooler
49°C
Leading NiC
51°C
140mm Fan CPU Cooler
49°C
120mm Fan CPU Cooler
51°C
Leading Top Flow Cooler
49°C
HEX 2.0 Insane Mode
48°C
Leading HTPC Cooler
62°C
Value 125mm Cooler
59°C
120mm Fan LP Cooler
59°C
Compact CPU Cooler
76°C

Whether you’re building a powerful mini-ITX gaming rig or a high-end computer for graphics or work applications, it is important to choose a CPU cooling solution that will keep your PC running safely without sacrificing performance. The interactive graph above was designed to give you the information you need in order to help you choose the best cooler for your case size and processor load – we are excited to show how the HEX 2.0 compares to other market-leading air coolers in terms of cooling performance, height, weight and noise. In order to make the most relevant comparison, this evaluation of cooling performance is based on temperature readings on an Intel i7-4770K processor, which produces the same amount of heat as most modern top-of-the-line processors, making them equally difficult to cool.

The HEX 2.0 was engineered to provide enough cooling power for the most demanding of users, while improving on traditional weak points of many cooling systems. Until recently, the rule for CPU coolers was that in order to get great performance, you needed to settle for large cooling systems, which caused a range of problems – from not being able to fit the coolers into your case of choice, to issues with RAM interference and even physical damage to your hardware. The HEX, on the other hand, is only 125mm high, making it suitable for many small form factor builds; it weighs only 810 grams and uses a proprietary mounting system that keeps it safely in place, addressing concerns about the potential of heavy systems to damage PCs.

Sources: 1) Relevant manufacturers’ data; 2) https://goo.gl/s115ij

Specs

Motherboard Connections
CPU FanProvided connector
Power ConnectionsStandard 6-pin AUX graphics cable | Required voltages = 12VDC
Optional USB InterfaceProvided connector
Electronic Control Specifications
On Board ElectronicsPlug in power fan connector to enable operation
USB ConnectionEnables HEX 2.0 dashboard application for monitoring and customization
Cooler Specifications
Dimensions125 x 112 x 95 mm (H x W x D)
Weight810 grams
MaterialRoHS compliant
Fan Specifications
Size92 x 92 x 25 mm (H x W x D)
Connector4-PIN PWM
RPMMax: 2650rpm (33dBA) | Typical Idle: 1000rpm (<17dBA)
Air Flow / Max Static Pressure44 CFM Maximum / 3.1 mm H2O

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Compatibility

IntelAMD
SocketLGA2011 (incl. v3)LGA 115xAM2/ , AM3
MAX TDP140W95W220W
Max OCMax OC

HEX 2.0 performance is compatible with the highest power CPUs on the market, with room for overclocking.

HEX 2.0 App

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  • Control the amount of cooling the thermoelectric heat pumps provide by selecting the appropriate cooling mode
  • Customize the look of your HEX 2.0 by selecting LED colors, effects, or just turn it off
  • Keep up to date with the latest firmware for your HEX 2.0 and any new additions to the application

HEX 2.0 Noise Levels

How noisy is the HEX 2.0? We’ve stacked up our thermoelectric CPU cooler against everyday noise sources to see how well it performs.

With a maximum sound level of a mere 32 dB, not only does the HEX 2.0 outperform the leading all-in-one liquid cooler, but it also produces significantly less noise than almost any other common object. This becomes even more obvious if you know that a small increase in decibels dramatically increases loudness - for example, 40 dB is almost twice as loud as 30 dB.

Sources for noise levels: (1) HEX 2.0 noise levels were measured in Phononic's anechoic chamber; (2) Leading AIO Cooler stats https://goo.gl/HX5m1k;
(3) multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1262312O/3m-noise-navigator.xlsx; (4) https://goo.gl/z0hKhB; (5) https://goo.gl/vcS2Hg.

AMD Ryzen support

AMD's new Ryzen chips promise smooth gaming and advanced multi-processing performance. As Tweaktown wrote back in March: "AMD fans have something to rejoice about, and CPU buyers have some tough decisions to make." But whichever choice you make for your CPU, you'll want to use the best cooling solution to keep your performance at peak.

Phononic’s HEX 2.0, the industry’s best small form-factor CPU cooling solution, has AM4 kits available now.

For a limited time, registered HEX owners can request
the new Ryzen AMD brackets free of charge.

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