CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review
Published: 25th February 2016 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: 29.99 |
Up Close: The Cooler
The Heatsink itself measures 116x51x158mm (LxWxH), with the overall thickness rising to 79mm once the 25mm thick 120mm fan has been attached. In total there are 57 Aluminium fins in the stack, with the heat pipes following a route upwards that takes them closer to the edge of the stack than the middle.
The 212X comes with a 120mm PWM fan rated at between 600 and 1700RPM. It outputs a maximum of 54.65CFM at a max pressure of 2.03mmH2O. At full speed the fan gives out 27.2dB(A) of noise with this figure dropping to a truly whisper quiet 9dB(A) at 600rpm. The fan is secured with plastic clips with CoolerMaster proving a second set to enable you to go push-pull if you have second fan knocking around the place (and who doesn't)
The fin stack is finished in natural Aluminium, with the CoolerMaster logo embossed in the uppermost fin. There are no fancy cappings on the four copper heat pipes, but a high level of build quality is evident in their finish. It's here when we look at the top of the stack and observe the small slits around the heat pipes that we get a visual of the X-Vent technology that Coolermaster claim improves the thermal characteristics of the cooler
The four, 6mm Copper heat pipes are filed flat to achieve CoolerMaster's Continuous Direct Contact technology contact plate. It's fair to say that we have seen this type of system produce decent results in the past.