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.
|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)
|Heat Sink Weight||492g|
|Heat Pipes Dimensions||ø6mm|
|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|