Cooler Master Hyper Z600 CPU Cooler


Cooler Master Z600Cooler Master is a name most commonly known for luxurious cases, rather than performance CPU cooling. However, Cooler Master have made some bold claims about their new Z600 cooler, with passive cooling for quad-cores and active cooling promising high overclock capabilities for your CPU. We put the Z600 to the test to find out if it can really live up to the hype.

There is quite a lot of information about the company available on the Cooler Master website, but for those that don’t fancy the long read, here’s an extract:

‘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.’


As this is a passive cooler, there are no specifications for fans, however, since we will be testing this cooler with active cooling (push/pull configuration) in addition to passive cooling, we have supplied the specifications for both:

Cooler Master Z600:

CPU Socket: Intel Socket LGA775 & AMD Socket (Socket 940/AM2/AM2+)
CPU Support: Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme Ed., Pentium Dual-Core,
Pentium D, Pentium 4 Extreme Ed., Pentium 4 HT, Pentium 4, Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron D, AMD Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon X2, Sempron.
Dimensions: 127.28 x 127.28 x 160 mm
Material: Cu base, 6 heat pipes, Aluminium fin
Weight: 1045 g
Heat Pipes Dimensions: φ6mm

Aero Cool turbine fan:

Dimension: 120mmx120mmx25mm  
Air Flow: 37.44 CFM
Static Pressure: 0.035 Inch-H2O
Speed: 950+ – 10%RPM
Noise: 19.66 dBA