CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review

Up Close: The Cooler

CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review

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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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Most Recent Comments

25-02-2016, 14:08:49

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, 14:11:59

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, 14:52:17

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

25-02-2016, 14:57:04

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

25-02-2016, 20:49:06

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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