Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master TPC 812 (RR-T812-24PK-R2)
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The AMD version of this install is horrible!
Jezreel G., Newegg
9 August 2013
Summary: The AM3 installation is horrible, although I really like the heatsink and cooling theory, the AM3 install part of the of the kit brings the quality of this item down. Not a very well thought out install kit for AMD.
Pros: The highest TDP on the market, even better than Cooler Master's flagship V8GT. Vapor Chambers Did I mention this thing mitigates 300TDP, holey moley!
Cons: For AM3 Installations, the heatsink faces top/down instead of front of case to back of case. It's just super awkward facing top/down and it wreaks havok on the airflow pattern of the case. You have to install the memory first then install the bracket and heatsink. You have to invert/flip the fan ...
Cons: Sets to low for high memory heat sink, fits very loosely, It would be a great cooler if it was thought and tested out better. I had to grind the mem side plastic mounts to set the fan high enough to clear low heat sink on my G-skill. And can't fit my viper memory in. Thought about returning tell ...
Summary: it seems that CM did not test this cpu cooler when they built it. if you have rams that have high heat sink fins, then this fan will not work well because there's no room to fit your ram. it would be ideal if they could make it so this cooler allows for 90 degree rotation.
Pros: keeps cpu pretty cool
Cons: heat sink is too low - no room for ram that have tall heat fins.
Summary: Wish I would've just went with water cooler because it just looks so much easier installing and doesn't cover up your whole motherboard and half of your Ram slots. To change your Ram after installing you have to take this beast off and re-apply thermal paste, so make sure you put Ram in first before...
Pros: Looks impressive, should work but still not sure.
Cons: Pain to install and just barely fits in my Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced Weighs a ton and held on by chinsy mounting bracket that is impossible to keep from moving around even after you get it tightened down, unit kept twisting after applying thermal paste so I'm sure thats all messed up but so ...
Summary: The risers and backplate that came with this cooler do not allow for a good tight fit on the CPU. I could slide the thing around with my finger after tightened down. Because of this, thermal transfer was diminished. Not very pleased with the unit.
Pros: Seems like it would be efficient if it made good contact
Cons: Huge and does not fit well on my Asrock z77 OC Formula motherboard with an i7-3770k
Summary: I bought two because I was building two identical rigs, one heatsink worked, one didn't, but if you need something with this much cooling power then go with a water cooler. The only reason this is getting two eggs is one of the heatsinks works and it works well.
Pros: They cool very well. It is very quite, just make sure you have a big case.
Cons: I knew it would be big, but even with a case as wide as the HAF advance 932 it barely fit. It also blocks off a couple of slots of ram on the mobo. I understand for a cooler like this it needs to be big, but honestly it just isn't practical. But the biggest issue was how difficult it was to insta...
Summary: To be honest, if you are looking for a modest overclock I would go with something smaller and cheaper. If you want performance I would look elsewhere for something that's easier to install.
Pros: Terrific cooling power -- I can overclock safely to the edge of the range where you need liquid cooling.
Cons: *Easy to accidentally close the crossbar in the wrong direction, which will lead to hours of wondering why you can't make it fit in the pin-downs. * The cooler is huge and difficult to place properly on many motherboards. * Push/pull configurations not possible on many botherboards. * Cooler mast...