Xtreme Gear HP-1216B Reviewajmatson - February 28, 2010
Category: CPU Cooling
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With the speed and temperatures that our computers are producing these days it is smart to research the best cooling devices to keep your hardware at optimal temperatures. Add the overclocking into the mix and you definitely need a well performing cooling solution. With the expense of water cooling and the maintenance issues not everyone wants to go that route and prefer to stick with a solid air cooler. There are many designs out there but what do you choose? What will work best for you? Today we are going to take a look at an air cooler that was provided to us by CyberPower PC that takes different technologies and puts them into a design that is made for extreme air cooling. This cooler is the Xtreme Gear HP-1216B and the features it packs into this cooler makes it a top contender among the air cooling market. Xtreme Gear has put out a cooler to the market that takes these proven technologies and combines them into a single product aimed at keeping your computer running cool and efficient during those critical times.
The HP-1216B from Xtreme Gear is packaged in a black packaging with a diamond shaped cut out on the front giving you access to see the cooler first hand. There are some of the features included on the cooler such as the HDT or Heatpipe Direct Touch feature which we will take a better look at later in the review. On the back side of the packaging are the installation diagrams and a list of the included parts for the cooler. On the left and right sides there is a breakdown of the features in several languages and a list of the specifications for the HP-1216B cooler.
Opening the packaging there is another small box and the cooler itself inside. The cooler was well packaged so that there is no damage to it during transport or storage. In the inner box there is the back plate for the cooler, the AMD retention arms, a fan speed controller, and the mounting hardware for the cooler.
Now that the cooler is out we can get a better look at the design that makes it special.