Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU Cooler
Published: 11th September 2008 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: £36.41 |
The front of the box of the Z600 is fairly plain, but rather eye catching. There is a glossy cut out of the cooler attached in the centre, so that it is raised from the rest of the box, with a black outer glow surrounding the edges. It also features the Cooler Master Logo and product name.
When you first set your eyes upon the cooler you are immediately amazed by the size of the thing. To put it simply, it is HUGE. Upon removing it from the packaging you also notice another thing - weight. The thing weighs a ton, and is incredibly solidly built. The fins are solid, and do not bend easily, and the base is nicely finished and smooth.
Comparing the Z600 to the stock Intel cooler, you get a very good idea for size; the stock cooler is just above the height where the fins on the Z600 start. Talking of heatpipes, you may also notice that the Z600 has a fair few of them - 6 in total.
The Z600 uses two different fin sizes, using an alternating pattern down the cooler, and then smaller fins at the bottom to give clearance above the motherboard and VRM’s. You will also notice the ridges in the fins; this is for attaching fans using the supplied plates.