The name Jonsbo stands for a world-renowned Chinese manufacturer of computer components. In addition to ATX and ITX cases, the product portfolio now also includes CPU coolers and AiO water cooling systems. Jonsbo focuses on a particularly extravagant design, which at the same time does not forget the intended use of the product. Since Jonsbo now also has a lot of ITX cases in its portfolio, it only makes sense to also have suitable CPU coolers for these SFF cases in the portfolio. That’s why Jonsbo introduced the Jonsbo HX4170D as well as the HX6200D in spring 2022. Today we are going to test the Jonsbo HX6200D in detail.
The Jonsbo HX6200D is a flat CPU cooler with top-blow technology and a 120 mm fan. By using six 6 mm heatpipes, the cooler is supposed to be able to dissipate a power loss of up to 200 W despite a height of only 63 millimeters. Jonsbo offers the HX6200D in a black and a white variant. The white variant also has an ARGB fan. Price-wise, Jonsbo charges € 58.18 * for the white HX6200D, which we will be testing today.
Jonsbo HX6200D review: technical details
|Dimensions (with fan)||120 x 63 x 120 mm (W x H x D)|
|Weight (with fan)||500 g|
|Material||Copper (heat pipes), aluminum (cooling fins, painted white)|
|Heatpipes||6x Ø 6 mm|
|Compatibility AMD||AM4, AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)|
|Compatibility Intel||LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA115x, LGA1366|
|Price||€ 58.18 *|
|Bearing type||Hydrodynamic plain bearing (FDB)|
|Dimensions||120 x 120 x 15 mm|
|Speed||700 – 1800 rpm|
|Volume||18.6 – 29.7 db(A)|
|Delivery volume||22.26 – 105.34 m³/h|
|Static pressure||0.2 – 2.0 mm H2O|
|Power consumption||0.53 A (fan + LEDs)|
|Power consumption||4.75 W (fan + LEDs)|
Packaging & Scope of delivery
Jonsbo adds some color to the HX6200D’s packaging, but holds back on the overall design of the box. The cardboard was printed in black and has two product pictures of both variants. The font was kept white. Since Jonsbo uses an identical cardboard regardless of the color variant, a small colored sticker on the nameplate has to indicate which color variant is inside. In addition to the product name, one naturally also learns all relevant technical data about the heatsink and the installed fan.
Opening the top flap of the box, you are immediately greeted by the assembly instructions and a large box of assembly accessories. The box includes all the necessary screws and mounting brackets for the different sockets, as well as a tube of Thermal Grizzly thermal paste and a spatula for spreading. Additional screws for mounting a deeper fan are unfortunately not included. Finally, below the accessories box, you’ll find the actual CPU cooler, which is encased in a mold made of foam.
Design & finish
Visually, the white Jonsbo HX6200D definitely makes an impact. The cooling block consists on 70 white painted aluminum fins and a flat copper plate as a base, which was also nickel-plated. Heat is dissipated from the copper plate to the fins via six 6mm heatpipes, which have also been painted white. To improve the appearance, Jonsbo has covered the outer fins or ends of the heatpipes with additional cover plates. Additionally, these plates also serve as a mount for the fan.
The fan is also made by Jonsbo, but doesn’t give any indication of the type on the back either. In favor of a lower overall height, Jonsbo relies on a fan with a frame width of 120 millimeters but a depth of only 15 millimeters. The fan frame is completely white and has four rubber elements on both sides for decoupling. The fan consists of nine milky fan blades and has a fan hub with numerous ARGB LEDs. The fan is connected via a 4-pin PWM connector For power and a 5V 3-pin ARGB for lighting.
As with the Jonsbo HX4170D, we can’t find any workmanship or paint defects on the HX6200D. All fins are straight or not bent and the paint job looks very good and is without blemish. The feel of the heatsink as well as the fan are also very good.
Jonsbo HX6200D review: assembly
For the review, we are using a test system on a benchtable. This allows us to rule out factors like heat buildup in the case. The test system consists of the following components.
- AMD Ryzen 5 1400 @ 3.8 GHz at 1.25V
- MSI B350 PC Mate
- Crucial Ballistix Sport LT gray 32 GB DDR4-3000
- Corsair Force Series MP510 960GB Nvme
- Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1060 6G
- LC-Power LC550 V2.31 Platinum Series 550W
Unlike other manufacturers, Jonsbo relies on a screw mount on the back of the motherboard to mount the HX6200D. So on our AM4 system, we start by completely removing the AMD retention module. We then fit the retaining brackets with four screws each, as well as spacers. Then we put the CPU cooler upside down and fix the retention brackets with four small screws next to the base of the CPU cooler.
Now apply the thermal paste, turn the motherboard upside down, and slip it over the prepared mounting frame so that the screws can be seen at the back. In the last step, four small washers are placed on the screws and the cooler is bolted down with four nuts. To fasten the nuts, Jonsbo includes a special nut that can be used with a Phillips screwdriver.
Assembly of the Jonsbo HX6200D is solid and was completed quickly. However, depending on how skilled you are, a second pair of hands could make assembly a bit easier Since there are also no springs or a backplate, you should be careful when tightening the nuts on the back and check if the motherboard bends or not.
There might also be a small problem on motherboards where the PCIe slot is at the very top. On our motherboard, the cooler comes very close to this slot. If the GPU then also has a backplate, there is definitely the possibility that the cooler and backplate touch each other.
Loudness and cooling performance
As pointed out in the previous chapter, we are using an AM4 system based on the Ryzen 5 1400 and the MSI B350 PC Mate as our test hardware. The Ryzen runs at 3.8 GHz at 1.25V. To warm up the processor, it was loaded with Prime95 for 15 minutes. The temperature of the CPU was then read with the CPUID hardware monitor and the room temperature was around 20 °C during the measurements.
|AMD Wraith Stealth||50% PWM||1450 rpm||99 °C|
|AMD Wraith Stealth||100% PWM||2650 rpm||89.8 °C|
|LC-Power LC-CC-120-RGB||50% PWM||950 rpm||61.1 °C|
|LC-Power LC-CC-120-RGB||100% PWM||1500 rpm||56.6 °C|
|Jonsbo HX4170D||50% PWM||2000 rpm||77.8 °C|
|Jonsbo HX4170D||100% PWM||3300 rpm||69 °C|
|Jonsbo HX6200D||50% PWM||1200 rpm||67.3 °C|
|Jonsbo HX6200D||100% PWM||1900 rpm||62 °C|
The Jonsbo HX6200D can clearly stand out from an AMD boxed cooler as well as its smaller brother, the HX4170D, and achieves very good temperature values, considering its size. Even the normal tower cooler with a 120 mm fan is almost within reach. Thus, our test system does not reach a critical temperature at any time and even the fan stays below an unpleasant volume at maximum speed. However, it is definitely audible at 1900 revolutions.
Since we are testing the white variant of the HX6200D today, which features an ARGB fan, we naturally want to give you a few impressions of the lighting. Since the LEDs are located in the fan hub, the illumination is naturally brightest there and weakens somewhat towards the outside. Due to the white fan frame and the white heatsink, the light is distributed evenly and you can achieve nice effects.
Summary of Jonsbo HX6200D review
Just like the Jonsbo HX4170D, the HX6200D can also convince us. Also with this cooler, the manufacturer manages to put together an overall package of chic looks, excellent workmanship and good cooling performance. This package is rounded off by the visually appealing ARGB LED fan, which is only available on the white variant. Finally, the high socket compatibility should be mentioned, which allows the HX6200D to be mounted on all current mainstream sockets (except AM5).
Since the mounting system hasn’t changed compared to the HX4170D, we unfortunately have to criticize it a bit here as well. Due to the lack of springs or a backplate, it is not entirely clear how far the screws can be tightened. The mounting system is basically not bad, but we have seen more elegant solutions. It’s also a shame that Jonsbo doesn’t include longer screws for a deeper fan with the HX6200D.
As always, the price also plays a role. If you do a price comparison and look for CPU coolers that are less than 65 millimeters high, but also have a full-sized or replaceable 120 mm fan, then only two coolers remain. At 70 millimeters in height, there are still 8 and they are all priced similarly. So with a purchase price of € 58.18 *, Jonsbo places the HX6200D quite well.
Overall, the Jonsbo HX6200D CPU cooler for slim ITX systems can also convince us. It offers a very good overall package and is not absurdly expensive at the same time.