Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (RR-212E-20PK-R1 / RR-212E-20PK-R2 / RR-212E-16PK-R1)
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This is the 98% Solution for Nearly EVERYONE (other than fanatic overclockers needing H20 or LN2)
Merlin "Merlin (BPZ, MD)", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Works GREAT in my new build about 1/3 the cost of the high end solutions - with only a small 2 degree C temperature difference compared to those costing $90+ at full burn (according to reviews) I did splurge a bit on the thermal grease - I even had some Arctic Silver - but opted to get some Tuniq TX4 instead While I am NOT an overclocker (yet) - so far running my stock i7 5930K with no overclocking - it runs a cool 35 degrees C
Summary: Mounted atop the second baddest Intel Processor, a 6 Core, driving an ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition loaded with 64Gb RAM and a 6Gb EVGA NVIDIA card, I am not overclocked, but my processor never sees more than 110 degrees, and usually hovers around 103, both of which is great. Easy to setup, but you need to read and fit before getting out the silver, if this is the first time you use this. NO NEED for "ICE" (water) unit.
Summary: I have a 4790k and was using the stock cooler.(not overclocking) My temps while 3D rendering where getting close to 100C. Installed this cooler this morning and now while rendering and stress testing it will not go above 63C. VERY VERY much worth the 35 bucks. I did a TON of research and this seemed to be the best for the buck. Honestly this is worth way more than the 35 you pay for it. Great Product!
Summary: I purchased this CPU cooler after I noticed the core temps for my i7 were running a good bit warmer than I wanted. Installation was easy, and after running it for just one day, I saw, without exaggerating, a drop of 25 degrees celsius over the Intel stock heatsink. I expected it to run cooler, but not this much cooler under similar loads. I'm just embarrassed I didn't make this purchase earlier when I built this PC!
Summary: AMD 8 core 8350 keeps it nice and cool, installation was simple on gigabyte motherboard. I didn't realize the standoffs had flat spots to align with the holes in under plate at first and had a struggle thinking something was wrong with the holes at first, you've got to look closely at them. Other than that it's a quality product, massive large and could pose problems for mounting in some cases (be sure to measure before you buy).
Summary: I purchased this cooler and used it with the i7 5820K. It is a big cooler, but it is shaped so that it allows for your RAM To fit underneath. It only hung over one side of the RAM slots on the MSI x99s gaming 7 motherboard. I checked out the other big name coolers (Noctua, Phanteks, Corsair), and came to the conclusion that the size and function of this cooler would be the best.
Summary: It's well designed and the heatpipes are in direct contact with the processor. However, the flaw is that the pipes are not exceptionally flat (looks like a belt sander was used by OEM). It was a bit awkward, but I lapped the heatsink for the sake of flatness and not a mirror finish (using flat glass + sandpaper, stopping at 2000 grit), and it keeps my 4.5GHz overclocked G3258 very cool (65C full-load, 35C idle - and with less than a two second temperature swing).
Summary: fits great, keeps my cpu's at like 30 to 40 under heavy loads, gaming etc. Fits no sure why they don't have it listed as so. Case wise would be the only issue to make sure to look at. Have two of these in two different setups, have never had a issue with either mid towers :) recommend getting another fan for the other sie :)
Summary: I've used liquid CPU coolers in the past, but now I wonder why I bothered. This works great. Why it works is not complicated: it's the largest heatsink you can fit in a standard case. It comes with one 120 mm fan, and you can add another, but the fan is almost superfluous. It's all about throwing the maximum amount of copper and aluminum at the problem. The only con: You have to remove the motherboard to attach a backplate.