Cooler Master Hyper 612 VER.2 CPU Cooler Review

Introduction


Cooler Master are one of the biggest names in the business, they’ve been making system components for many years now and they’ve got endless experience to draw on. It’s no secret that Cooler Master have created some of the best budget coolers in the business and are still a popular base-line for many system builders. Their latest cooler, the Hyper 612 isn’t likely to win awards for greatest cooler in the world, but it does offer the possibility to run both passively and actively, with multiple fan configurations and it does it for a very reasonable price, so there’s certainly a lot to consider here.

  • Hyper 612 ver. 2 generates only max 20 dB to provide a good operating environment.
  • Without fans, the big fin area will give you dissipation for passive usage.
  • Adopts the innovative patented CDC (Continuous Direct Contact) technology – side-by-side heat pipe configurations with no gaps creating a smooth surface for heat conduction.
  • Folding fin design with good air guiding ensuring high efficiency heat dissipation.
  • Quick-snap fan bracket design for simple installation.

The packaging is pretty straight forward, although it’s nice to see that it supports both 2011 and FM2+ sockets, as well as all the usual popular options.

In the box you’ll find two plastic quick-mount clips, an installation guide and a component box.

In the component box, there’s all the screws and brackets needed for all supported sockets, two metal fan clips and a universal plastic backplate. What is nice to see, is that the thermal grease comes in a syringe, so it’s good for more than one application.

The included fan is of a good quality, with shaped blades to help better direct airflow.

What’s also nice to see is a fully sleeved cable, often we see the coloured cables just before the cable reaches the fan motor, but that’s not an issue here.

The fan comes fitted with a 4-pin PWM connector.

The 612 features a six heat-pipe design, which are “U” shaped to pass through the left and right side of the cooling tower.

The top plate has been stamped with the Cooler Master logo, nothing fancy, but it adds a little to the overall design. X-vents are place around the heat pipe on each fin, which will help guide airflow and create vortices for better cooling.

There’s a sizeable fin stack here, which will come in handy, since this cooler can be run passively on CPUs of up to

The cooler is nothing fancy in terms of design, but it’s not exactly ugly either. I think it’s safe to say it walks a fine line between practicality and style.

A protective sticker covers the heat-pipes; don’t forget to remove this before usage!

The six heat-pipes us a CDC (Continuous Direct Contact) desig; no gaps mean a nice big and smooth surface for conducting heat.

Cooler Master New Year New Cooler Competition

The new year is almost upon us and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the good people of Cooler Master to help you welcome in 2015 with style. A great PC deserves a great cooler, so we’ve grabbed three of the most popular Cooler Master coolers to help you upgrade your rigs. We’ve got a Nepton 120XL and a Nepton 240 water cooling radiator, as well as the awesome Hyper 612 Ver.2 air cooler.

We’ll be picking three lucky winners at the start of 2015:

1st place

2nd place

3rd place

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Cooler Master Announces Seidon 120V Ver 2 Cooler

Cooler Master announced the Seidon 120V Ver.2, the latest additions to Cooler Master’s all-in-one liquid cooling line. There have been improvements to all parts of the Seidon from the fans to the pump.

The new pressure optimized Silencio FP 120 PWM fans produce down to 6.5dBA. The pump got an equal silent treatment making this one of the most quiet AIO solutions available. The new version isn’t listed on the homepage yet, so I can not dig up any more information at this time.

But the Seidon 120V Ver.2 all-in-one liquid cooler should be available in Europe as of today for an MSRP of €45.00.

Thanks to Hardware Heaven for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Hardware Heaven

Cooler Master Hyper 612 CPU Cooler Revealed

Cooler Master are a popular choice when it comes to CPU coolers; they’ve got some of the best high-end coolers on the market, and their budget friendly models are still some of the best selling coolers around. Now they’re back once again with their new and improved Hyper 612 Ver. 2.

The Hyper series has always been a popular choice, mostly thanks to it’s impressive price vs performance ratio and we expect the new 612 will offer the same award winning formula once again. The cooler has been designed to operate passively for completely silent performance on CPU’s of up to 95W. For those who need more performance, you can use the included PWM fan, and even add a second optional PWM fan if you need to.

  • Two different ways to mount the fan (plastic clip or wire clip)
  • Four anti-vibration rubbers
  • No interference with memory due to special design
  • Easy mounting procedure

The Hyper 612 Ver. 2 will be available in Europe from the end of this month and while price and availability will vary based on region, it’s expected to be found at most major retailers for around 39.90 EUR.

Thank you Cooler Master for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Cooler Master.