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Coolermaster-hyper-212-heatsink.731425
6.2 out of 10

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Heatsink

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Overall 10
10

Best bang for your buck

Mike, memoryexpress.com
22 August 2014
  • Summary: Quiet. Reliable. Don't let other reviews sway your decision if the installation seems daunting because it isn't. Just takes time. I loved my Haswell before and now I love it more with this baby cooling it. Highly recommended. Hopefully your case allows access to the back of the Motherboard because that'll save you lots of time.
  • Pros: Great budget CPU cooler. More quiet than my stock Intel fan, allows OC of almost an extra 1 Ghz.
  • Cons: Wasn't easier to install than my stock fan? That's about is nit-picky as it gets. Took me around 7-10 minutes tops to install, but that's because I'm meticulous and slow.
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Overall 8
8.0

great

seamus, memoryexpress.com
14 July 2014
  • Summary: good budget cooler but still preforms well
  • Pros: just got this a few days ago temps are lower then some liquid coolers and it is way more silent
  • Cons: a bit tall
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Overall 10
10

Great Buy!

Kansas, memoryexpress.com
25 May 2014
  • Summary: I didn't like how loud and useless the stock coolers were on the amd-fx series so I decided to get what everybody else was getting. I am very glad I listened to the positive reviews!
  • Pros: -Effective -Quiet -Quality
  • Cons: Very large!
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Overall 10
10

Very nice

Ben, memoryexpress.com
24 May 2014
  • Summary: I highly recommend this. Very affordable and very quiet. You will not regret it.
  • Pros: Promises quiet and cool, and it delivers. My previous machine had an AMD CPU cooler, and was that noisy when the machine was taxed! I recently go in Intel CPU and had them install this cooler. Now I sometimes come into my office and I cant tell whether the computer is on or not.
  • Cons: If you want to install it yourself on a existing system, you need to pretty much take the mother board out as you need to access both sides. And getting that old CPU cooler off is not trivial: You loosen all the clamps and pull but it does not come off. There are good videos on youtube though if you wish. I just paid the $15 memory express charges to install an after market CPU when I bought a new motherboard.
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Overall 10
10

Great CPU Cooler

William_L, memoryexpress.com
7 April 2014
  • Summary: Great basic cooler that performs way past it's price point.
  • Pros: For a CPU cooler you can get for 30 bucks this thing is amazing. I have it paired with AMD 6350, keeps the temp sub 50 under load The only reason you'd want a different air cooler would be because you want to to match a colour scheme. For that I'd recommend looking at the Phanteks (which I have running in my i5 build)
  • Cons: Not really a weakness but it does only come with one fan. If you want create a push/pull config you would have to buy another fan.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but not great

Barry French, memoryexpress.com
20 January 2014
  • Summary: All tests were done using prime95 on blend setting. 1.2v @ 4.5Ghz 1.275v @ 4.7Ghz Excellent for the price but not beefy enough for more extreme overclocks.
  • Pros: Keeps my CPU cool under full load at 1.2v, Never goes above 75C even when under full load for hours.
  • Cons: Cannot handle voltage heats past 1.25v... 1.275v skyrockets temperatures past 95C within seconds resulting in system freeze and OMG HIT THE RESET BUTTON QUICK!!
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Overall 10
10

high price-performance ratio

Alistar, memoryexpress.com
8 January 2014
  • Summary: If you are not going for water cooling, this is possibly one of the very best price-performance ratio CPU cooler you can get on the market. Go for it, you will not regret it.
  • Pros: this 212 EVO for sure is a very very good CPU cooler for its price. keeps my overclocked i5-4670k @ 4.0GHz cool with an idle temp. of 22 deg. Celsius average, and reaching 42 deg. Celsius at full load the OEM fan that comes with it is actually very good, don't need to replace it. It's quite, and get the job done without flaw. remember to apply the thermal paste with a very thin layer for the best cooling
  • Cons: wish it comes with the 2nd OEM fan to finish with the push/pull configuration for the best cooling
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Cooler

Evan, memoryexpress.com
7 January 2014
  • Summary: For the price, you cant go wrong, one of the best air coolers you can get at such a low cost! Relatively quiet, great for low to medium overclocking (have my i5-4670k sitting at 4.2 GHz, could possibly push it to 4.4 no problem). Would totally recommend if purchasing watercooling is out of budget or not needed!
  • Pros: Quiet Efficient Cools very well
  • Cons: Slightly big
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

Cam, memoryexpress.com
3 January 2014
  • Summary: Works great, can't beat it for the price. Surprised with how effective it is, and really surprised with how quiet.
  • Pros: I was surprised how much of an improvement this cooler was. I haven't seen CPU temps over 35 degrees on my 4770K. I was worried about the size of this thing and potential noise factor. Turns out it fits no problem at all in my Corsair 330 case, and runs nearly silent. For the price I don't think you can beat the 212 evo.
  • Cons: Install was a little bit of a pain. Depending on your case you'll most likely have to remove the MB to install a back mount for an Intel 1150, then mess around with the adjustable mounting bracket. Took me longer than it probably should have (~ 1 hour). But If I can install it, anyone can... I'd be less likely to recommend this to someone looking for a replacement part as opposed to new build component, only because you'll potentially have to take a lot of stuff ap...
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant

Overclockers
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Recently got one of these to cool my i5 4670k and it works brilliantly. it runs incredibly quiet and the price is very good for the cooling performance. my temperatures at stock clock speeds are great, Idle - 27-29C ... Full Load - 52C i haven't overclocked my CPU yet but will definitely be trying at a later date.
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