Summary: The Coolermaster Hyper 612 PWM heatsink stands 163mm tall and weighs a pretty hefty 806 grams. The cooler is compatible with Intel socket 775/1155/1156 and LGA1366 processors, but crucially not LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors are supported.
The Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM is a very large CPU cooler. Adding a second fan, while decreasing your temperatures, will make the cooler much larger and may even cause some clearance issues. Due to its large size, this cooler might not be right for everyone, especially those with a smaller case. Despite its large size, it does provide some decent cooling. While it’s not the best we’ve tested, it’s also not the worst.
Excerpt: It took me a while to remember exactly when the last time I did a CPU cooler for Cooler Master was, and I realized it was the Hyper 212. This cooler in the Hyper family has to be, even to this day, one of the most recommended coolers in the bang for the buck category. There really aren't that many coolers on the market for $30 anyways, let alone one like the 212 and 212 Plus that were more than capable out of the box to handle any average workload, and still left room to...