CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review

CoolerMaster Hyper 212X Review


It’s been a while since we looked at a cooler from CoolerMaster, and it’s also been a fair while since we looked at a cooler as affordable as the Hyper 212X.  At 29.99 it’s damn good value, and provided the quality is there and it manages to perform it should do fairly well.  Remember chaps, not everything that scores highly does so because it’s a world beater.  This cooler’s not going to be an overclockers dream, but we’re hopeful it may stay on its feet for the first few rounds of the torture test at least, remembering of course that we’re testing with the very toasty 2011 so if it can stay a few rounds of that it should be fine in less demanding systems.  To get a bit more of an idea what it’s all about let’s take a look at the technical Specifications

Technical Specifications. 

Dimensions 120x79x158
Intel 775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 2011/3
AMD AM3+/AM3/AM2+/FM2+/FM2/FM1
Materials Aluminium Fins with Copper Heat pipes
Heat pipes 4x6mm Copper Direct Contact
Weight 492g
Fan Speed 600-1700rpm
Fan Airflow 24.9-54.65 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 0.3-2.03mmH2O
Noise level 9-27.2dB(A)
Connector 4 pin PWM


Key Features

Exclusive X-Vent Technology – Vents are placed at a 45 degrees angle around each heatpipe.

Patent “V” Shaped Array – Funnel shaped aluminum fins and a series of perforated dimples guide the airflow towards the heatpipes.

Patented CDCâ„¢ Technology – 4 Continuous Direct Contact Heatpipes create a gap-less contact surface.

  • Optimized fin design – Aluminum Fin Array with Tunnel Effect layout creates micro vortices that boost the airflow and circulate it around the heatpipes.