Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and Hyper TX3 CPU Coolers Review
8 February 2011
Summary: Cooler Master cut a slice of the bottom of their Hyper 212 and TX2, making them direct-heatpipe-touch models. We put them through their paces on an overclocked Core i7 platform. Can these budgetfriendly cooling solutions offer a good alternative to Intel's stock cooler?
Conclusion: Conclusion When we conducted our tests on this cooler and its competition, we were expecting some very good results, especially when pitted against some similar coolers. We were very pleased when our predictions came true and gave us some outstanding temperatures in both idle and load tests, using...
Pros: Excellent cooling, especially at this price-point, Capacity for a second fan, Great compatibility, Reasonably good-looking, Amazing value
Summary: The X'Mas edition of the Titan Fenrir looks like a formidable CPU cooler with a morbid red and black paint job, shiny stock fan, and fat direct-touch heatpipes, but its bark is much bigger than its bite.
Pros: Good performance, Stock fan has above average acoustics, Good performance, Versatile, secure mounting system, Relatively small size, Hardware for second fan included, Very low price
Cons: Questionable mounting system, Blows upward on AMD motherboards, no LGA1156 backplate, Stock fan has poor acoustics
Summary: As we just saw, the Cooler Master 212 Plus provides good performance for the price. While it is certainly not the most powerful cooler out there, at just $35 USD, it holds its own on the market.
Summary: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is a good cooler with reasonable performance. It has a good construction quality and its fan is strong and quiet.
It, however, does not reach the performance level shown by top-shelf coolers, probably because of its relatively small heatsink.
Summary: Although the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus launched with a retail value of $40 US, that appears to have now dropped to just $30 US as evident at several major online retailers. At this price the Hyper 212 Plus is incredible value and hands down the best value CPU cooler we have ever reviewed.
As this is the first cooler I’ve had that would accommodate LGA 1156, I really had nothing to compare this cooler with. I also really don’t know how hot the i7 860 (95 watts) gets compared to the LGA 1366 i7 920 (130 watts).
Pros: – Light, small footprint, – Kept the i7 860 overclocked over 40% at under 60C, – Silent running, – Will accommodate a second fan if desired, – Innovative mounting hardware “one size fits all”, – Under $30
Summary: In this review Frostytech will be testing Coolermaster's Hyper 212 Plus tower heatsink - an exposed heatpipe base cooler that comes ready out of the box for socket 1156 Intel 'Lynnfield' P55 motherboards. Naturally, it supports Intel socket 775/1366/1156 and AMD 939/AM2/AM3 processors.