Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU Cooler

Conclusion

Conclusion

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
 
Overclock3D Performance Award
 
Overclock3D would like to thank Cooler Master for supplying today's review sample
 
Discuss this review in our forum
«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next»

Most Recent Comments

11-09-2008, 13:16:11

Luigi
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

11-09-2008, 13:47:21

WC Annihilus
Haven't gotten a chance to read through it yet, but something to mention is that on the graphs themselves the stock ones should explicitly say it was run passive and the OC'ed ones should explicitly say run with fans. Tons of people who look up cooler reviews only look at the graphs and don't actually read any of the review itself.Quote

11-09-2008, 13:48:41

Luigi
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Nick R'
Could you give temps with the two fans attached @ 1.4v?
It should be pretty similar, the Z600 handles extra heat extremely well. I cant really go testing for everyones individual set ups, otherwise It would take years. But if you are after a top notch HSF, the z600 is the one

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='WC Annihilus'
Haven't gotten a chance to read through it yet, but something to mention is that on the graphs themselves the stock ones should explicitly say it was run passive and the OC'ed ones should explicitly say run with fans. Tons of people who look up cooler reviews only look at the graphs and don't actually read any of the review itself.
There is the little text before the graphs, and hopefully people will look accross at them. I dont think there is enough room on the graphs themselves to add in "@ passive" or "@ Load". But I will have to wait for Jim on that oneQuote

11-09-2008, 13:54:20

Nick R
I misread the latter text and thought that it was still passive when OCed.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.