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Cooler Master Hyper N520

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Cooler Master Hyper N520 vs. Scythe Mugen 2 vs. Xigmatek Achilles S1284C

15 July 2009
  • Conclusion: We've come full circle, so which cooler should you buy for under £40? For most users, we believe that either Intel's or AMD's reference coolers should be perfectly adequate. Purchased a cooler-less OEM CPU? Well, providing you've a chassis with decent airflow, there's really no harm in opting for a budget CPU cooler such as the Akasa AK-965. You'd be getting adequate cooling, and a saving of £20-£30 that could be invested in an upgrade elsewhere.
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Overall 9

Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler

29 May 2009
  • Pros: Inexpensive Price., Quick and Easy installation., Good Performance for Budget Cooler., Well constructed.
  • Cons: Could include slightly better rated fans for improved performance.
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Cooler Master Hyper N520 review

The Guru of 3D
26 April 2009
  • Summary: The Cooler Master Hyper N520 is an interesting CPU cooler for the average PC consumer. It's not priced too high at 30 EUR. Though in USD the price could be a little lower as right now it starts at 40 USD. The performance of the cooler is very adequate and as such it is competing with the OCZ Vendetta 2, a cooler that is exactly in the same price range. The design is great, and esthetically the Hyper N520 is a very pleasing cooler.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

25 April 2009
  • Summary: This tower heatsink stands out because its two 92mm fans are arranged in an offset push-pull formation. There are a couple reasons for offsetting the fans by 20mm that we'll touch on momentarily.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
19 March 2009
  • Summary: The Cooler Master Hyper N520 delivers good enough cooling performance, but its noise level is not really ideal for silent computing. There are positive aspects to its design, including the secure, not-too-tedious installation, the ability to point the fan airflow in any direction with either Intel or AMD motherboards, and nice quality finish. The offset, dual-fan, push-pull design is interesting, as well.
  • Pros: Good cooling performance at >9V, Secure mounting system, Nice fit and finish, Fan direction controllable with both Intel and AMD socket boards.
  • Cons: Price, Not much smaller than better 120mm fan heatsinks, Cooling not good enough for price, Fans have bad acoustics
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Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler

big bruin
17 March 2009
  • Summary: At the start of the review I was anxious to see how well the Hyper N520 CPU cooler would perform. The offset 92mm fans on a more compact heatpipe tower seemed like an interesting concept that could bring high end cooling into tighter spaces.
  • Pros: » Unique design, » Well made, » More compact than other heatpipe tower coolers
  • Cons: » Fairly loud, » Installation could be easier, » Mediocre cooling performance, » Relatively high price
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Coolermaster Hyper N520

28 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Looking at the Hyper N520 I found myself very conflicted. The method of installation could be very difficult. Imagine having to remove the motherboard just to reseat the heatsink, something that should be simple. On the upside, the performance was top notch for a 92mm heatsink, outperforming bigger heatsinks.
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Cooler Master Hyper N520 Review

17 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Cooler Master brings us a new "budget" class heatsink with the Hyper N520.  Keep an eye out for the big brother of the Hyper N520, the Hyper N620 featuring dual 120mm fans.
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Expert Review

24 October 2009
  • Excerpt: In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going back to the past, in time before we’ve had shallow buttons, notebooks, membrane, macro buttons and much more. Just remember the older computers with mas...
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Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler Review

Hardware Canucks
28 August 2009
  • Conclusion: When it was all said and done and the fat lady had not only sung but left the building we were left with one heck of a good opinion of the Cooler Master N520. Actually, “good opinion” doesn't cover it, we LIKE this thing...we like it a LOT. We love the idea of a moderate size, dual fan cooler and to us the N520 is the embodiment of this philosophy.
  • Pros: - Dual fan design, - Good performance from a 92mm size cooler, - Copper base, - Same installation and parts as the V series of CM coolers, - Top Quality material and construction, - Good size
  • Cons: - only 92mm fans, - not really designed for high end OC’ing, - While smaller than some still won’t fit in all HTPCs
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