Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Review

by - 5 years ago

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Performance


This is a budget friendly cooler, so we weren’t expecting breathtaking performance. However, the 212X does a respectable job of keeping our CPU cooler and the idle temps are super low too, and overall it beats out some more expensive coolers.

cooler master 212x stock temps

What’s interesting is that despite being a budget cooler, it only lost a few places when running an overclocked CPU. Sure it’s not ideal for high-end overclocking, but the performance is certainly good enough for a less aggressive Vcore and even more so, CPUs that use boost clocks.

cooler master 212x overclocked temps

Noise levels are pretty average, which is no bad thing in its self. Once installed in a chassis, you’re just not going to hear this cooler running, it’s not super quiet but it’s a far cry from loud.

cooler master 212x stock acoustics

When overclocked, the noise levels pick up a bit and there is a bit of audible fan turbulence, but again, it’s nothing more than I was expecting from it, as that 120mm fan has to work a little harder to compensate for the slim cooling tower.

cooler master 212x overclocked acoustics

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A Closer Look
  3. Installation
  4. Test System and Methodology
  5. Performance
  6. Final Thoughts
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