The Cooler Master 212X is launching now and will be available at most major retailers for a very reasonable £29.99, which is only a tiny bit more than the original model, but we expect these prices will balance a little time after launch.
The Cooler Master 212 is one of the most popular CPU coolers on the market, and it’s easy to see why. It’s compact, highly compatible with many chassis on the market, it’s certainly affordable, and while it’s not the most unique design on the market, it’s aesthetically pleasing and presentable.
The build quality is nice and durable, at least for a cooler of this size and it’s good to see that Cooler Master has deployed their tried and tested mounting system which we’ve seen on a few of their coolers over the years, as that’s nice and durable too, while also looking quite cool and being easy to use.
Cooler Master set out to improve on the original model and I’m happy to see that they have done so. From my personal experience, the 212X is a little cooler and a little quieter, although not by much. While it’s not the biggest improvement in the world, it’s nice to see that Cooler Master are listening to their customers, as the original product still sells really well and Cooler Master have gone out of their way to make an already popular product even better, helping secure its place in the market for years to come.
- Compact and highly compatible design
- Easy to install
- Competitive price
- Respectable performance
- Improves on original 212
- Can handle a bit
- Best suited to systems with milder overclocks or boost clocks
“Cooler Master have done it again, delivering the best version yet of one of the best bang for buck coolers on the market that is sure to appeal to a wide range of system builders.”
Thank Cooler Master Master for providing us with this sample.