Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Review

gotdamojo06 - 2008-04-26 10:54:15 in CPU Cooling
Category: CPU Cooling
Reviewed by: gotdamojo06   
Reviewed on: May 4, 2008
Cooler Master
Price: TBA

Introduction:  

Are you building a new computer? Maybe you need to upgrade your stock cooling solution, or possibly your current solution is not giving you the results that you wish for. Cooler Master may have a new solution for your cooling needs, the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU cooler. Cooler Master has released this cooler to be very universal, it is able to cool many different processors on both the Intel side as well as the AMD side of the market, while being able to to be customized to your needs for either performance or silence. The Cooler Master Z600is a large CPU cooler that features an aerodynamic fin design. I am very curious to see how this cooler is going to be able to stand up against some of the other popular coolers on the market.

Closer Look:  

The packaging for the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU cooler is very interesting looking, both the front and the back of the packaging are white, while the two sides are black. The front of the package has an interesting cross looking image on it that looks like it is made out of plastic and sticks out from the package. At the bottom of the front, the packaging says "Hyper Z600 CPU Cooler" and up in the top left hand corner is where the Cooler Master badge is located. When you take a look at one of the black sides of the package, you are able to see a few pictures that are showing off a few of the Cooler Mater Hyper Z600. There is one showing the cooler's base, one showing the cooler with two fans installed, another of the unit with no fans installed while installed on a board, with the last one installed in a case. All of these pictures show you exactly how big this cooler is and how you can set up the cooler. The back of the package, being white, is where you are able to see the specifications of the cooler. The last black side of the package is where you are able to see the remaining features.  

 

 

 

When you go to remove the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 from its packaging, you can see that there is another package that houses the cooler and all of its accessories inside of the main package. When you actually get everything out of the secondary package, which provides more protection from anything that may happen during the shipping process, you are able to see that you get a warranty card, an installation guide, the cooler, a bag of screws and mounting accessories.  

 

 

Now on to a closer look at the actual unit and see how it has been put together so we can see exactly how big it is.  

Closer Look:  

 

When you take the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 out and get it alone, you are able to see how extremely large this piece of hardware actually is. Not only is it tall, it is also very wide. You can also see that the entire cooler is made out of aluminum, which is a very common choice between all manufactures to use for a cooler nowadays. All four sides of the Hyper Z600 look very similar; actually looking at only the fins, they are aligned the exact same on every side. This heatsink is setup very differently than any of the others that I have used before. There are two heatpipes that attach to the base and soar all the way up to the top of the heatsink and are positioned in each of the four corners of the unit. These pipes pass through twenty larger fins, while there are four more heatpipes on either side that go up the middle of the heatsink and pass through twenty-six smaller fins. This gives you a total of six heatpipes on each side, passing through a total of 46 fins; it looks like the Hyper Z600 should be able to dissipate the heat very effectively.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

One would think that the top of the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 should be just as interesting as the sides of it, and they would be correct. The top of the cooler is covered by a piece of plastic that is shaped in a cross, and has the Cooler Master badge in the center. The top of the Hyper Z600 is the same as the picture that was placed on the front of its packaging. When you flip it over and look at the bottom of the cooler, you are able to see how there are six heatpipes that connect to the base on both sides and you are also able to see that the base has been lapped to reduce the amount of dimples in the material and provide better contact with the IHS of the selected processor. The base is made out of copper, though it is coated.  

 

 

Specifications:  

 

Socket Type

Intel: LGA775
AMD: 940, AM2, & AM2+1

Heatsink Material

Pure Copper Base; Aluminum Fins & heatpipes

Heatsink Dimensions

127.28 x 127.28 x 160 mm

Heatsink Heatpipes

6

Fan Dimensions

None Included

Fan Speed

N/A

Fan Bearing Type

N/A

Fan Noise Level

N/A

Fan connector

N/A

Fan Colr

N/A

Total Weight

1045g

 

Testing:  

To properly test the Cooler Master Z600, I will need to record temperatures during both idle time (little to no CPU usage), as well as during full load (100% CPU usage). I will be using SpeedFan 4.33 to gather the temperatures of the CPU cores. I will be using OCCT:PK to simulate the full load testing and running it for thirty minutes. I will let the computer sit and cool down for thirty minutes before gathering the idle temperatures. I will be testing the processor at both stock speeds with stock voltage settings, as well as overclocked speeds of 3.6GHz with the voltage increased to 1.46 volts. All of the temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius.  

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison Heatsinks:

 

 

 

 

As you can see, this cooler was outperformed by some of the other heatsinks. However, all of those heatsinks had a fan installed, whereas this heatsink was tested as a passively cooled cooler.

 

Conclusion:  

The Cooler Master Hyper Z600 is a very large heatsink that is able to be installed on many different platforms, including the Intel Socket LGA775, AMD Socket 940, AM2, and AM2+, which gives it a very universal socket design that many different consumers would be able to take advantage of. The mounting brackets for the different sockets are very easy to install and change, which makes the ease of use for the heatsink very simple and easy. The fins that are on the Hyper Z600 are setup very strategically in an aerodynamic way that allows for maximum heat dissipation. Tthere are two different sets of fins on the heatsink, as well as having two dedicated heatpipes in each corner for the larger fins. There are six heatipipes, with two going through the larger fins and four going through the smaller fins in the center of the Hyper Z600, and all of them connect to the copper base, which helps with the dissipation of heat from the processor and allows for the excellent temperatures that I was able to achieve. The Hyper X600 is a very large heatsink, which could be a bad thing for some consumers as they wouldn't have very much room inside of their case. However, this heatsink would be great for an avid overclocker who has a larger case. I would recommend this cooler to anyone who has the room in their case, is going to be doing some extensive overclocking, as well as anyone just looking for a simple upgrade.

 

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