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  • CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Heatsink Review
  • CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Heatsink Review



    There are typically 2 reasons for buying an aftermarket cooler; the most common is the system builder that buys OEM parts to save a few bucks.  Since OEM processors don't have heatsinks you're left with no choice.  The other instance is the hardware enthusiast that is looking to get the most out of their hardware purchase.   In either instance you’re faced with the daunting task of choosing what cooler best fits your particular situation. 

    Most OEM builders will want something quiet and rather inexpensive while the enthusiast will look for a high performance cooler with a fair amount of flexibility both cooling and in installation. 

    The Hyper 212 appears to be perfect fit for either situation.  The 19dB 120mm fan did an excellent job at keeping things cool and was so quiet in fact we never heard it over our GPU cooler.  Another great selling point is the ability to add a secondary fan or even replace the included unit with an upgraded fan of your choosing.  This will help in overall cooling performance when noise is not a primary factor.

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    Good Things
    19dB 120mm Fan
    Place for secondary Fan
    High Cooling Capacity
    Universal installation
    Solid Construction
    Bad Things
    Large cooler makes installation difficult
    Fan is not RPM controlled
    No back plate for 775 installations
    Ninjalane Rating
    We would like to thank CoolerMaster for helping to make this review possible.