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When Coolermaster asked us if we wanted to review the upgraded version of the Hyper 212 we jumped at the chance hoping for a repeat performance.
In this review we will be looking at the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus heatsink. This is your standard tower style heatpipe cooler with the radiator being the perfect size for a 120mm fan. Just like the original Hyper 212 there are 4 physical heatpipes bent in the middle giving us twice the cooling capacity. The actual tower is a single radiator design and not unlike some of the other coolers we have reviewed. There are no real performance gains between the single or dual tower design however we suspect the single "simple" design is cheaper to make.
A benefit to this design is that the heatpipe can react quicker to changes in load temperature since the heat no longer needs to pass thru several millimeters of metal. A drawback to this is everywhere you see the metal changing color you will get a gap that needs to be filled with thermal paste. If you don't fill these cracks what paste you do use will not spread properly. As you can also imagine everywhere there is a gap is a place not making direct contact with the processor.