Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Review

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Introduction

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Model: Hyper 212X
UK Price: £28.99 @ Amazon.co.uk (at time of review)
US Price: Not available

Cooling is the backbone of your computer… well, as far as longevity goes that certainly is the case anyway. Without good cooling, whether air or water, your computer will at the least start to throttle and limit the amount of performance until it can cope with the heat and at worse could suffer irreversible damage. So when you choose a new cooling component you need something that will not only keep your parts cool but do so consistently.

One name that can be trusted to make quality components are Cooler Master and today we look at their 212X which is a single fan tower cooler that’s part of the Hyper family of products to see if that is still the case. We will be looking for great build quality and a nice quiet fan in addition to top quality cooling from this brother of the acclaimed Hyper 212 Evo, as well as a reasonable price point, what we will get however remains to be seen.

Here are the Hyper 212X specifications for you to look through before we take a close-up look at the cooler.

Specifications

 

Model RR-212X-17PK-R1
CPU Socket Intel®
LGA 2011-3/2011/1156/1155/1151/1150/775AMD®
AM3+/AM3/AM2+/FM2+/FM2/FM1
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120(L) x 79(W) x 158(H) mm
Heat Sink Dimensions (LxWxH) 116(L) x 51(W) x 158(H) mm
Heat Sink Material Aluminum (Fins)
Copper (Heatpipes)
Heat Sink Weight 492g
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø6mm
Fan
Fan Dimensions (LxWxH) 120(L) x 120(W) x 25(H) mm
Fan Speed 600-1,700 RPM ± 10%
Fan Airflow 24.9 – 82.9 CFM ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure 0.3-2.03 mmH2O ± 10%
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hrs
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 9-27.2 dBA
Bearing Type Rifle Bearing
Fan Connector 4-Pin (PWM)
Fan Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Fan Rated Current 0.1 A
Fan Power Consumption 1.2 W
Fan Weight 166g
Warranty 2 years
EAN Code 4719512050125
UPC Code 884102027567

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  • Lelisevis

    Would you recommend I have someone else holds my nuts while I screw?

    *Its ok, I’m breathing again no need to panic*. I kind of like the sound of this over some of the push and hope fittings. Bearing in mind the average user will fit this once and leave it for the next 2-3 years I always view fitting as a minor inconvenience and I wonder if the extra tightness is helping with the surface contact and cooling. I have a monster of a Thermal right Macho X2 and with the size and weight of the thing I’m scared every time I move my PC, this thing sounds perfect as I often take my computer when I stay with family.

    • I know what you are saying when it comes to peace of mind that you want to know the cooler isn’t going to shift at all when it’s moved, but if the initial fitting is too awkward or fiddly then there is the risk of it being fitted improperly. After all, there isn’t always going to be someone there with you when you try to fit that ton of sharp metal you just bought. – Craig