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Cooler Master TPC 612 (RR-T612-20PK-R1)
8.0 out of 10

Cooler Master TPC 612 (RR-T612-20PK-R1)

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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great, but not

Wyatt T., Newegg
2 June 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Coolermaster TPC 612

Brendan R., Newegg
6 May 2014
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Good for AMD FX-8320

Cynthia R., Newegg
18 April 2014
  • Summary: Has sharp edges May be too big for some cases
  • Pros: Good looking Dissipates lots of heat Included fan is fairly quiet High quality cooler and mounting hardware
  • Cons: Heavy Large
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Overall 10
10

Good choice

Frank E., Newegg
15 April 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

great heatsink/fan

Anonymous, Newegg
15 April 2014
  • Summary: the price may be a little high but it's definitely one of the better air coolers you can buy
  • Pros: using this cooler on a intel 4770k running intel burn test 10x keeps it suprisingly very cool and that's good enough for me to give this 5 stars.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

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...
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Overall 10
10

works well

Anonymous, Newegg
29 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Vapor chamber is a big fail

Anonymous, Newegg
29 January 2014
  • Summary: 4930K OC 4.5GHz TPC 612 -Won't boot(Overheat) 120XL -65 C
  • Pros: Shiny heatsink. Small size that fit a X79 setup with high heatsink memory.
  • Cons: Avg cooling performance. Not efficient compare to HDT heatsink like 212 Evo. Vapor chamber doesn't work in most tower case. It only works with horizontal placed motherboard(like HAF XB)
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible

Pei G., Newegg
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Don't buy. buy the 212 and save yourself time and money
  • Pros: wasn't hard to install like what some people said.
  • Cons: my 8320 at stock settings hit 60+ C before I shut down my prime 95. The stock cooler which came with the 8320 cooled better than this. stock never went past 45 C
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