Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Hyper N520
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16 April 2013
Summary: I bought this cooler to replace a Coolermaster GeminS524 Top Down Cooler in an HTPC NMedia 2000b case. The Gemin S524 could not keep my OC'd Phenom II 965 below 62 degrees c 4.03Ghz(1.4125v). I removed both 92mm fans that came with this cooler and replaced them with Coolermaster Blademaster 92mm PWM fans. I priced matched the fans down to $5.x each.
Summary: With an intake fan on the side of the case I needed a lower profile fan, but still wanted it to be directional. The fan has lower height than most that have a similar design and still performs well. Using the Y-cable and connecting both fans to one connector caused an rpm flag upon boot, rpm would dip below acceptable default levels randomly.
Pros: Lower height, dual fans,
Cons: splitter caused rpm misreads, minor issue(if at all)
Summary: This is an update to an already great review. I just wanted to clarify that I've now bought a second one and installed it on a clients Zosma overclocked 400 mhz with Artic Silver 5 in a Raven Rv03 and the temps are simply the best I've ever seen! *idle temps 15 *load temps 24 INCREDIBLE!!!!
Pros: Nice Packaging, -Amazing to look at if you like the industrial look, -Great Price, now that they lowered it, -Borderline Silent, -Good Airflow, -Incredibly Effective!!!
Cons: None, zip, zilch, nada, zero, not applicable, theroretical, or possible. Simply put this product is perfect., *NOTE* Requires common sense and slight skill to install, which may be a problem for some judging by alot of the reviews
Summary: I overclocked a AMD 955 BE. Im using a HAF 912 case with 1x 200mm fan, and 4x 120mm fans, so more than sufficient airflow. Installation was easy, but better to use with two people because you have to flip the motherboard but you want the CPU to contact the Heatsink properly and not create air bubbles. Used the thermal paste that came with the cooler, i used a pea size method (recommended method).
Pros: Good cooling
Cons: there are better coolers, but for twice the price.
Summary: The Good: Very quiet for a dual fan cooler. It is HUGE, but not an issue my mid-tower case. Keeps things very cool. I removed my rear case fan because this cooler was about 1.5" away from it and the case fan was actually impeding airflow from this unit. Now the case runs even cooler and quieter.
Summary: The Good: Very happy with the results. Fan is not any louder than my existing two case fans. Keeps i7 860 mildly overclocked to 3.38 GHz nice and cool. Idle temp is around 30C. Runs at 57-58C at full load. No clearance issues on a mid tower case.
Summary: Was setting it up and screwed in the plate normally clockwise and halfway in would get stuck. Screws are very small so are easy to strip. Had to toss the whole unit after screws broke off inside. Partially my fault but I have never had to screw something in the opposite way and it started going in clockwise so assumed it was just getting stuck. Probably a good cooler IF you can get it installed.
Pros: - Don't now
Cons: - Have to screw in the plate counter clockwise (lefty loosey)
Summary: Decent price when price matched. The height was perfect for my case which had height constraint issues. Compatible with most socket types, very quiet dual fans and also came with thermal paste tube.
Pros: Small height, Dual fan, comes with thermal paste tube, compatible with most socket types, quiet, attractive design
Summary: I chose this CPU Cooler for a friend who has an Azza 1000 to cool his AMD 1055T. With the side case fan on the azza I needed a cooler that wasn't too tall, but I didn't want to sacrifice too much performance either. This cooler fit the bill with it's push-pull fan configuration. I conservatively set his clock speed to 3.8GHZ, if it were mine I would have attempted higher but I needed it to be 110% stable for him. Highly recommended!