Cooler Master Hyper TX3i CPU Cooler Review

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Cooler Master Hyper TX3i CPU Cooler Review 12

Introduction

Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Model: Hyper TX3i
UK Price: £23.80 @ Amazon.co.uk (at time of review)
US Price: $18.80 @Amazon.com (at time of review)

Cooler Master is a brand that needs very little introduction for many PC users. Their diverse portfolio ranges from case to component cooling and power supplies through to keyboards, mice, audio and other peripherals and each comes with an unspoken guarantee of excellent build quality and longevity. They are a popular brand and that’s down to having the right mix of products for all ranges beginner through to enthusiast.

We’re going to be looking at one of their Hyper brand coolers today, specifically the Hyper TX3i. Cooler Master’s coolers are regularly recommended by enthusiasts and professionals so we will get to see if this one holds up the CM’s reputation or falls flat on its face. The Hyper TX3i comes with Intel fittings that you would find on a stock cooler as well as three ‘direct contact’ heat pipes and a 92mm PWM fan that should be almost silent at low speed.

Without further preamble let’s consider the specifications of the fan and heatsink.

Specifications

Model RR-TX3E-28PK-R1 / RR-TX3E-22PK-R1
CPU Socket Intel Socket:
LGA 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775 *AMD Socket:
FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
CPU Support Intel:
Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium / CeleronAMD:
FX-Series / A-Series / Phenom™ II X4 / Phenom™ II X3 / Phenom™ II X2 / Phenom™ X4 / Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ II X4 / Athlon™ II X3 / Athlon™ II X2 / Athlon™ X2 / Athlon™ / Sempron™
Dimension 90 x 79 x 136 mm (3.5 x 3.1 x 5.4 in)
Heat Sink Dimensions 90 x 51 x 136 mm (3.5 x 2.0 x 5.4 in)
Heat Sink Material 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight 306g (0.68 lb)
Heat Pipes Dimensions ø6mm
Fan Dimension 92 x 92 x 25 mm (3.6 x 3.6 x 1 in)
Fan Speed 800 – 2,800 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
800 – 2,200 RPM (PWM) ± 10% (EU Version)
Fan Airflow 15.7 – 54.8 CFM ± 10%
15.7 – 43.1 CFM ± 10% (EU Version)
Fan Air Pressure 0.35 – 4.27mm H2O ± 10%
0.35 – 2.63mm H2O ± 10% (EU Version)
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hours
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 17 – 35 dBA
17 – 30 dBA (EU Version)
Bearing Type Long Life Sleeve Bearing
Connector 4-Pin
Fan Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Fan Rated Current 0.24A
0.15A (EU Version)
Power Consumption 2.88W
1.8W (EU Version)
Fan Weight 73g (0.85 lb)
Note * Supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Please check with your local distributor for further details.
The Hyper TX3i that I received is the EU version and only comes with Intel fittings only so be aware of that as you look through the specs. Next up is a closer look at what you get.

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