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This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1) (Personal Computers)
The Hyper 212+ is a must-have heatsink for your CPU if you do not wish to pay for pricy water cooling.
Only $30, when most high-end heatsinks are priced at $50+ on NewEgg. If you want your CPU to run cooler for a cheap price, the Hyper 212+ is perfect.
The manual has two to three pictures each step, along with the most minimal of a sentence that describes what the pictures want you to do. You're better off watching the youtube video that Cooler Master uploaded.
Once again, I strongly advise just throwing out the given instructions and view the video that Cooler Master has uploaded to youtube. Installing was a bit tricky at first, one of the nuts refused to go the entire length of the screw, needed pliers to force it the rest of the way. After attaching the backplate, the rest of the process went very smooth.
I installed this heatsink to a week-old i5 750 CPU. Temps were running 45C idle with stock heatsink. After applying the Hyper 212+, the i5 dropped to 28C idle. I have yet to encounter temperatures above 35C on heavy load. Overclocking the i5 to 3.6GHz, the temps rise to 37C idle, which is simply amazing. I previously tried to O/C with the i5's stock heatsink, and the temp skyrocketed to 65C after booting Windows.
Comes with a 120mm fan attached onto the heatsink. The metal clips make it very easy to remove the fan for heatsink installation. Has an extra two metal clips in case you would like to add an additional fan on the opposite side for more airflow. In terms of noise, my case fans are louder than the packaged 120mm fan. The PC is positioned about 10 feet away from my bed, and I have no trouble sleeping because of noise.
The 212+ also came with its own thermal paste, a great little addition for those not wanting to spend $10 for a couple uses.
The only negative standpoint I would have with this heatsink is the size. Luckily, my case has a sidepanel window which bows out, allotting JUST enough clearance for the Hyper 212+ to fit. Make sure you measure the inside of your case before purchasing!
Other than water cooling, I have yet to purchase a heatsink that decreases the temperature by such a drastic amount. It is a great product for a cheap price, and I will be purchasing this heatsink for every new rig I build.
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Initial post: Feb 25, 2011 4:02:52 PM PST
Will this fit in a micro ATX case?
In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2011 1:02:47 PM PDT
Mr. Ben says:
That depends on the 'height' of your case. a micro ATX board is really only measured in 2 directions, length and width. There are so many different cases designed to accomodate a microATX board that you'll probably have to investigate on your own with a ruler.
In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2011 8:15:24 PM PDT
Check out the pictures in the notes above. A guy actually measures it a couple. It looks like you need around 6 inches clearance from the CPU surface., and 3 1/4 inches wide with one fan. I have a larger Mid-ATX(CM-690 Centurion) and I think it will fit snugly. Will let you know in a week or so. I'm in Hawaii so I had to wait on the free shipping.
Posted on Aug 1, 2011 10:22:03 PM PDT
did you have to sand it down?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 4:23:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 3, 2011 4:25:58 PM PDT
Never had to alter anything. I had it exhausting upward and it blocked the first ram slot.I switched it to exhaust to the rear and it just cleared allowing all four slots to be used w/ram cooler.
Posted on Sep 26, 2011 12:24:27 PM PDT
About the 2nd fan addition, should it be mounted where air pulls away from the heatsink or blows across it?
Posted on Nov 4, 2011 2:49:25 PM PDT
Kevin Yoo says:
was the 45C to 28C drop in temperature with or without a thermal paste?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 5:04:49 PM PST
K. Nakasato says:
You always want fans to work together... First fan blow it in, second blow it out toward power supply, and power supply blow it out of case...
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 5:48:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 5:50:01 PM PST
It fits in my case just fine with no alterations. I have fans pushing and pulling, a ram cooler fan w/ 4 ram sticks, two fans on top exhausting and a rear fan exhausting. My power supply is bottom mounted so it's no issue.
Posted on Nov 19, 2011 9:12:41 AM PST
Matthew Durr says:
will this cooler fit on an AM3+ motherboard? I'm getting an Asus AM3+ board, but getting the AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail which is an AM3 chip (waiting until AMD gets their act together with the bulldozer line-up, the FX series is having problems). If it does, I'm really looking forward to OC'ing my 955. :)