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CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Heatsink Review
Author: Dennis Garcia
In this review we will be looking at the Hyper 212 from Cooler Master, This is a tower style heatpipe cooler designed to fit all modern processor platforms including dual and quad core CPUs.
The Hyper 212 comes with 4 total heapipes broken up into 2 distinct towers thus giving you twice as much cooling capacity. For those that do not know heatpipe coolers work by moving the thermal energy in a series of copper tubes. To get this heat moving you need a hot side and a cold side and the greater the temperature difference the faster the transfer can occur. So by cooling both ends of a heatpipe you get twice the surface area in half the space.
In terms of size the Cooler Master Hyper 212 measures in at 160mm tall x 112 mm wide x 92mm wide. The heatsink comes with a single 120mm x 25mm fan that spins at a meager 2000rpm with a noise rating for 19dB. For a little added bling you’ll find 4 blue LEDs around the outer cage. If you happen to require more cooling power you can replace this fan with something better or add a secondary 120mm fan along the back side with the included hardware.