Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU Cooler



The results speak for themselves if we’re honest. We really didn’t think that a cooler would be able to tame a quad passively, but it seems to do so with ease. We weren’t very impressed with the idle temperatures, but after running Prime95 and the temperatures only changed by around 8 degrees, we were thoroughly impressed.
The build quality of the unit is very good, with the fins feeling rigid and strong. The ‘manual’ is a bit bare - a simple black and white sheet of paper. But it does include everything you need to know to install and use the cooler. We were a bit disappointed that Cooler Master doesn’t ship the cooler with a fan. Although it performed extremely well on stock tests, for the more adventurous PC user that likes to overclock, it makes much more sense to use a fan actively cooling the heat sink.

Although the installation was a bit awkward and took some time, the temperature decrease was worth it. The cooler is also rather large, and only just fits in my case, so bare that in mind before you buy. Available for £34.99 from YOYOTech it isn’t the cheapest cooler around. However, with the performance on offer, and the fact that it can cool a Quad-core passively, it’s a small price to pay if you are after a quiet and cool system.

The Good
+ Can cool a quad passively
+ Out performs a Freezer 7 Pro by quite some margin
+ Good build quality
+ An extremely powerful cooler when coupled with some 120mm fans
+ Doesn’t hurt the wallet too much

The Mediocre
* Manual is a bit bare
* Mounting is difficult and takes some time

The Bad
- Size and weight - It was a struggle fitting it in the test system
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11-09-2008, 13:12:39

Thomas "Teknokid" Koflach gains his reviewer wings as he checks out Cooler Master's beefy Z600 CPU Cooler:

"Cooler Master have made some bold claims about their new Z600 cooler. We put the Z600 to the test to find out if it can really live up to the hype."

Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU CoolerQuote

11-09-2008, 13:16:11

Cheers Jim, Brings warmth to your heart seeing it up there live!

A big thanks goes to yourself and the whole OC3D team as well, top chaps!Quote

11-09-2008, 13:46:02

Nick R
Could you give temps with the two fans attached @ 1.4v?Quote

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