CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review


It's been a while since we looked at a cooler from CoolerMaster, and it's also been a fair while since we looked at a cooler as affordable as the Hyper 212X.  At 29.99 it's damn good value, and provided the quality is there and it manages to perform it should do fairly well.  Remember chaps, not everything that scores highly does so because it's a world beater.  This cooler's not going to be an overclockers dream, but we're hopeful it may stay on its feet for the first few rounds of the torture test at least, remembering of course that we're testing with the very toasty 2011 so if it can stay a few rounds of that it should be fine in less demanding systems.  To get a bit more of an idea what it's all about let's take a look at the technical Specifications

Technical Specifications. 

Intel775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 2011/3
MaterialsAluminium Fins with Copper Heat pipes
Heat pipes4x6mm Copper Direct Contact
Fan Speed600-1700rpm
Fan Airflow24.9-54.65 CFM
Fan Air Pressure0.3-2.03mmH2O
Noise level9-27.2dB(A)
Connector4 pin PWM


Key Features

Exclusive X-Vent Technology - Vents are placed at a 45 degrees angle around each heatpipe.

Patent “V” Shaped Array - Funnel shaped aluminum fins and a series of perforated dimples guide the airflow towards the heatpipes.

Patented CDC™ Technology - 4 Continuous Direct Contact Heatpipes create a gap-less contact surface.

  • Optimized fin design - Aluminum Fin Array with Tunnel Effect layout creates micro vortices that boost the airflow and circulate it around the heatpipes.


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Most Recent Comments

25-02-2016, 19:08:49

Excellent review Gary! I'll be grabbing one of these for the old mans rig now, the Gigabyte cooler he has at the moment is driving me nuts with the revving it does Quote

25-02-2016, 19:11:59

Dark NighT
I can't praise these coolers high enough to be honest, my 212 evo is coping nicely with my 3570k at 4.2ghz on 1.15v, it barely scratches 65 degrees in the summer with a corsair sp quiet edition fan on it.

They are, awesome coolers for the money and i recommend them all the time when people don't want to spend a lot.Quote

25-02-2016, 19:52:17

this should've been tested directly against the Hyper 212 EVOQuote

25-02-2016, 19:57:04

Dark NighT
Originally Posted by zme-ul View Post
this should've been tested directly against the Hyper 212 EVO
This is the improvement of that, and it wouldn't have mattered at all on that 3970x powerhouse, the results would be near identical.Quote

26-02-2016, 01:49:06

I have the 212X with the 82.9 CFM fan on my QX6800 which is a 130W TDP

at stock speeds I get 60+ degrees at load and around 40 degrees on idleQuote

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