CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review
Published: 25th February 2016 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: 29.99 |
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.
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.
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.
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.