Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master TPC 612 (RR-T612-20PK-R1)
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Good buy if used within limits
David R., Newegg
27 July 2014
Summary: Vertical vapor chambers so it needs to be mounted to a motherboard that is horizontal like the Cooler Master HAF XB EVO I used. I don't aggressively overclock so I preferred this somewhat smaller cooler over a dual fan style cooler. i5-4690K @4.5 Ghz 1.205 voltage
Pros: Well built and looks good. Keeps my i5-4690K under 70 C under stress and 28 C idle @ 4.5 Ghz. 4 pin PWM fan that is quiet.
Cons: Missing a part but I made do and was able to complete the build. I will contact Cooler Master for a replacement if the process is easy.
Summary: Super fast shipping from Newegg, as always. I've liked every other CoolerMaster product I've ever used. This is my first time needing support from them, and they are failing miserably. It should not take a week to approve shipping a missing part for a brand new product.
Pros: Looks great. Solid build quality. Mounting hardware seems solid and better than other CoolerMaster coolers I've used.
Cons: The backplate is supposed to have 'backplate screws' with it, already attached to the backplate, not as separate pieces. Mine didn't. I requested a replacement part from CoolerMaster and my request is still 'waiting for approval'. Not to mention that the part request form is ridiculous on CoolerM...
Summary: Build: i7-4770k @ 3.9ghz (Hackintosh) Gigabyte z87-ud4h COUGAR CF-V12HP x4 (total: 6 case fans + 2 cooler fans) NZXT Source 210 Elite Case Antec 850w PSU I used Arctic Silver 5 rather than the grease included with the unit to get a clearer comparison between stock and the TPC 612.
Pros: - Better than stock Intel Cooler for hot Haswell CPUs - ~$30 after rebate - cheaper than 212 EVO - rebate gives it an extra egg. - Easy installation
Cons: - Not a great solution for OC'ing, but with Haswell I have yet to see a great solution short of custom water. - Rubber Cougar fan mounts did not work - had to use CM screws included with heat sink
Summary: Raidmax Smilodon Dirk Tooth mid tower but it does fit. I have a Core i7 3770k running overclocked at 3.9 GHz. This product keeps the CPU core at an amazing 43°C under max load. The fan speed goes up to 2,000 rpm and at full load its running in the 900s.
Pros: This heat sink/fan combo from Cooler Master is great. You can tell it's very high quality from the moment you pull it out of the box. Very well made and impressive design. Strong cooling even at low RPMs.
Cons: This uses a 120mm fan so it is large. Make sure you have room. It can be a tight fit in mid-towers. Just make sure to check the full dimensions before buying! 5.28 x 3.82 x 6.36 inches. Install took some time because I had to remove the motherboard to put on the back plate and attach with metal s...
Was in market for H.Evo 212, Glad I Picked This Up
Mason K., Newegg
12 February 2014
Summary: I installed a second fan for "push-pull" configuration which slightly impeded my RAM (the stick required a slight tilt). I then tested the configuration with the stock "pull" fan configuration.
Pros: I had an Corsair H60 all-in-one LCS but it crapped out on me after less than a year. This product keeps temperatures better and is quieter. (I make this comparison because they are the only two after-markets used on this build and are similar in price.) I was hesitant because there are very few r...
Cons: The "vapor-chamber" is mostly a gimmick and here's why. Once enough thermal energy (heat) is absorbed the liquid phase-changes into a vapor (vaporization) and rises to the top of the chamber. As thermal energy is removed it phase-changes into a much cooler liquid (condensation) were the liquid dr...
Pros: I installed this on my I7 4770k, keeps my temps low. Stock clock temps are 25*C idle and around 45 load . Overclocked to 4.4 ghz and with prime 95 running it maxed out 80*C , pretty impressive for an air cooler. If you install and have high temps double check the thermal paste application and tig...
Cons: Blocked the first memory slot on an EVGA z87 motherboard, but you can just set up the fan to pull config to fix that.