Cooler Master Hyper 612 v2 Review
Published: 4th March 2015 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: 39.95 |
Up Close: The Cooler
We've chosen to show the cooler assembled with the fan and fan cowling attached for two reasons. First, we think it looks better, and second, owing to overhang moving the centre of gravity towards the rear it won't actually stand up and be photographed without the fan attached. At 160.5mm tall the 612 v2 should fit into a good many cases, and in particular the smaller mid towers it's likely to end up installed into.
As we'll see when we come to the build, the fan is actually screwed into the two cowling sections from the rear. As well as making the whole assembly more aesthetic than a set of fan clips ever could the cowling also serves to channel the airflow to a degree. From the rear we can see that the tower has a total of 31 Aluminium fins in its stack with the 6x6mm Copper heat pipes passing up the stack with a bias to the outer edges.
At the rear, the Fin stack is actually over hanging, or cut into depending on what way you look at it. This 75mm overhang permits the cooler to be used in systems there high RAM is used on either side of the CPU, or where there are other tall motherboard components near the socket. The top of the fin stack is finished with a simple sheet sporting the Cooler master logo and with the heat pipes simply crimped.
Cooler Master have used what they call CDC technology in the contact plate area. This stands for Constant Direct Contact and basically means that the heat pipes are butted right up against each other to give the maximum possible amount of heat exchange.