Phononic Hex 2.0 Peltier CPU Heatsink Review

Packaging and Contents

Phononic Hex 2.0 Review

Packaging and Contents

The Hex 2.0 comes packaged in a high gloss rigid card box, the exterior of which shows minimalist graphics and key features.  One things for usre, Phononic certainly like their Green.

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The lid lifts off smoothly to reveal the cooler secured within.  also inside are a box containing accessories and cables along with an instruction booklet.

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To release the cooler which looks more restrained in a Hannibal Lecter kind of way, than actually supported, you first have to lift it out of the box before cutting the cellophane

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The instruction book is extensive although the diagrams are a tad on the small side.  We also noted that a few pages had been added in loose after printing suggesting that this may be a very early production model.  We'd imagine that once things are underway, the pages will be inserted properly at the printers as opposed to added later.

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The accessory box contains a universal backplate, mounting hardware for AMD and Intel (including 2011 v3), a Noctua style screw driver, a good sized syringe of TIM, a fan extension cable, and a mini USB cable.

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Most Recent Comments

26-10-2016, 11:08:04

dwatterworth
As always thanks for the great investigation and presentation of data! I'd be interested in knowing what sort of power draw the different TEC modes incur. If the draw is high enough to really justify that PCIe supply, how does that affect the case temperatures?Quote

26-10-2016, 12:14:49

SuB
holy cow a pelt!? the 00's called, they want their watercooling back!

in all seriousness I'm gonna have a nose through this later, but hawt dayum, seeing a pelt brings back some memoriesQuote

26-10-2016, 14:10:59

Thelosouvlakia
I think that heatsink/material design has gone that far that for something like cpu cooling a peltier module would be considered obsolete...

Why waste more energy in cooling a cpu other than one/two fans spinning...

Pointless..Quote

26-10-2016, 14:37:07

MadShadow
While the idea is interesting I really don't see the purpose of a peltier here. Surely as it requires a fairly high amount of electricity to be powered, it is going to be producing heat energy as well. Perhaps that might be contributing to its not-so-great performance.Quote

26-10-2016, 18:23:12

SuB
I'd be interested to know the power draw on this. Back in my day you 100% could NOT power a pelt off-of a normal PSU, they would totally burn them out. if it is indeed manageable, I'd imagine it's not a very decent pelt and thus seems a bit pointless?Quote
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