Cooler Master Hyper N620 Reviewairman - September 8, 2009
Category: CPU Cooling
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Over the past few years, the CPU heatsink market has exploded with many new products - and that alone can make it difficult to narrow down potential selections, even before looking at the specifications of each candidate. With overclocking becoming more and more popular, the demand for aftermarket heatsinks has shot up drastically. So manufacturers, even new ones that are sprouting up, are constantly putting out new coolers to suit its customers' individual needs. There are big ones and small ones. Some are made of copper, while some are aluminum, or sometimes it's a combination of the two. Cooler Master has been consistently putting out new cooling products; those of which work quite well. I am anxious to see how the Hyper N620 from Cooler Master performs. Since this is actually the first Cooler Master heatsink I've had my hands on, it adds to my anticipation to get the ball rolling and get it right into testing. However, I first need to check out the package, its features, and evaluate its looks.
The Hyper N620 is packaged in a white and purple box, similar to that of the packaging scheme of other Cooler Master products. The package makes it obvious that it is LGA 1366 compatible, as it blares blatantly beside the heatsink's picture and above all the other socket compatibilities. This makes sense for Cooler Master to make this clear, as LGA 1366 is becoming more and more popular - plus the infamous i7 chips from Intel run hot... very hot. At the bottom of the front face, other compatible processors are listed. On one of the sides, it lists all of its mount compatibilities; LGA 775, LGA 771 (Skulltrail only), AM2+, AM2, Socket 939, and Socket 754. The other side displays "CPU Cooler - For more information please visit our website" in about 20 different languages.
Once out of the box, I noted how big the cooler is. I was interested to get it completely out of the package, where it was sandwiched between two pieces of fitted plastic that snaps together. Loosely inside the box itself were two sets of paper, a warranty slip and a very large, fold-out, quick-setup instruction manual.
Included are all the supported motherboard backplates and brackets, thermal paste, required screws, rubber dampers, nuts and a socket for a screwdriver to tighten the nuts, the manual, and a warranty booklet. The rubber dampers are adhesive-backed and stick to the motherboard brackets on the surface that gets bolted down. The last picture is how one of these brackets look assembled, with the rubber damper and the through screw. The one neat thing I noticed about the through screw was that it was threaded backwards. Cooler Master did this so that when tightening the nuts down from the back side of the motherboard, the through screws wouldn't back out nor require a screwdriver on the other side holding them in place. This was a convenient solution.
With everything unpacked, I'll be taking a closer look at the heatsink on the next page.