CoolerMaster Hyper212 ReviewPropane - November 23, 2007
Category: CPU Cooling
Price: USD 39.99
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One thing that has always plagued computers is heat. The physics behind the computer is where this heat comes from, and if too much heat is present, you will see your computers performance drop, and even in extreme cases, become unusable. To battle this problem of heat, a heatsink is used. These heatsinks transfer the heat from the computer's main chip, the CPU, to itself, which has a larger surface area, allowing the heat to dissipate faster. Most heatsinks nowadays are growing larger and larger and attempting to get more and more air flowing over them. Recently, the idea of the heatpipe, a hollow pipe filled with a liquid that has a low boiling point, was introduced and a lot of heatsinks then added these to their spec sheets. What CoolerMaster did with the Hyper212 was shrink the heatsink's size but increased the number of heatpipes that run through the heatsink. While the Hyper212 does not hold the record for the number of heatpipes, it does have more than most, coming in at four. They also allow for two fans to be attached to the heatsink to add additional airflow, where most heatsinks only have one. Will these changes allow the CoolerMaster Hyper212 to outperform its larger brothers? Let's find out.
The packaging that the CoolerMaster Hyper212 comes in is very simple and elegant. The front shows the included fan through a clear plastic casing. The back shows some pictures that were probably taken by a professional and are completely fingerprint free! The back talks about some of the features of the heatsink, including its dual fan design and copper base.
The sides of the case lists what sockets the cooler can be used on and the official specifications.