Hello and welcome to the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler review here at Rigmods. We heard good things about the hyper 212 series so thought we would get one in to test for you guys. This cooler came in at £26.99 so fits into the value categorie. For those of you that dont know Cooler Master heres a short description of their company direct from their website.
Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.
In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.
Cooler Master’s current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Its products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.
All good? Then great lets get on with the test! First up some specs then pictures.
Intel® Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775
AMD Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Dimension (W / H / D)
120 x 80 x 159 mm (4.7 x 3.1 x 6.3 inch)
Heat Sink Dimensions
116 x 51 x 159 mm (4.6 x 2.0 x 6.3 inch)
Heat Sink Material
4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight
465g (1.03 lb)
Fan Dimension (W / H / D)
120x120x25 mm (4.7×4.7×1 inch)
600 – 1600 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
24.9 – 66.3 CFM ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure
0.3 – 1.7mm H2O ± 10%
Fan Life Expectancy
Fan Noise Level (dB-A)
9 – 31dBA
Long Life Sleeve Bearing
104g (0.23 lb)
580g (1.28 lb)
Here’s a pic of the Box, it’s well packaged with all mounting bits in a seperate box inside. All technical specification is on the box also which I like to see.
Here you find the mounting hardware, it’s a lot of small bits so dont be near a fridge! Yeah a washer conveniently rolled under mine when I opened the bag. Nice to find a sturdy backplate in the package and nicer still a free tube of thermal paste, there’s enough in there for about 5 applications so nice bonus!
Here is a picture of the cooler itself, its not a very large cooler so will fit in small cases without a problem. This cooler comes with a couple of brackets for another fan to be fitted for a push/pull configuration which is a really good thing. The fan is of a good quality also, was’nt too loud during the test but louder than some other coolers we tested this week.