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Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Cooler Master Hyper 212X Cooler: Review

In my last article, I had written about all you need to know about liquid cooling system and how to choose one for your system. Today lets talk about Air Coolers. If you have a gaming PC at one point you may look at pushing it a little more from the stock speed to get the extra performance. Now the stock processor coolers become noisy and their performance gets affected by dust & other stuff after sometime. That's the time for an additional cooler for your system.
I have chosen Cooler Master Hyper 212X for review and load test. Its one of the best air coolers available in the market. Lets see why:


PWM Fan- Its a 4 pin PWM fan controllable via Motherboard
Compatible Processors – Intel LGA 2011-3/2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775
AMD FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

Dimensions – 120 x 79 x 158 mm

Fan Dimensions – 120 x 120 x 25 mm

Fan Noise Levels – 9 – 36 dBA

Heat Sink Material - 4 Direct contact heat-pipes / Aluminum fins

Fan Speed - 600 – 2,000 RPM

Fan Airflow Speed - Upto 83 CFM

Load Test:

We used Intel Core i5 3570k to a moderate 4.0-4.3 Ghz along with AMD Radeon 7950 GPU to run  Crysis 3 at very high settings with 16x anisotropic filtering and 1080p resolution and idle CPU. We compared the performance of Intel's stock cooler with Cooler Master Hyper 212X and got these results.
While when idle, the Cooler Master Hyper 212X Reduced the temp from 43 to 38, it showed a remarkable difference when running the punishing Crysis 3 and dropped the temp from 72 to 61.

Key Features:

1. Ease of Control- Since its a 4 pin PWM fan, it can be easily controlled via your motherboard.
2. Low Noise- The Cooler Master Hyper 212X is very silent even compared to stock fans.
3. Lowers temp effectively- It reduces load temperature to a significant extent and also performances better in idle conditions.
4. Ease of overclocking- The i5 3570K was easily overclocked from 3.4Ghz to 4.2 Ghz and there was room for more.
5. Light on Pocket- With a price tag of Rs. 2800, Cooler Master hyper 212X is the best option you can get in this range.
1. Installation is a bit tricky
2. It stands around 158 mm. Make sure your case supports at least 162mm for CPU cooler before getting it.

My Verdict:

If your a gaming enthusiast or want to push your processor a little more than stock clock speed but have tight budget then Cooler Master Hyper 212X should be your choice for Cooling system. I would rate the product very good in terms of build quality and performance. Also for people who cant afford expensive liquid cooling systems should go for the Cooler Master Hyper 212X.
I give it a 8.5/10
Hope you got the information that you needed on Cooler Master Hyper 212X. As always, any queries and suggestions are welcome.
Shivani Mishra
About the Guest Author:
An Engineer by profession and a writer by passion. Trying to solve others problems and learning in the due course.

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  1. Very well composed Shivani..... Brief and precise.
    Keep up.