CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review


CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review


The Hyper 212X comes with enough hardware to fit pretty much and AMD or Intel CPU made since Adam was a lad.  As usual we're using our 2011 chip, and although you might think this a bit harsh, we have already tested similar sized coolers such as the Matterhorn Pure and the Shadow Rock Slim in this way so it's only fair the 212X has its turn.  First step then is to screw the mounting bolts into the motherboard, If you're using another chip then you'll be using the supplied backplate.

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The 212X has a centrally pivoting universal scissor clamp mechanism which locates into a rebate on the Aluminium block on the base of the cooler.  It's a bit of a fiddle to get it set up just right, but once that's done it's just a matter of lowering it into place and screwing it down with the self tensioning screws.

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The cooler is easier to fit with the fan off, but even with it on affords plenty of clearance before it reaches the RAM area.  If you were going to mount a fan on the back you'd also have plenty of room to play with.

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It might look a little lost in our trusty CoolerMaster "Test Trooper", but at least you get an idea of scale.  it just 158mm high it should fit in most mid towers.

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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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