The Hyper 212 EVO now features four Cooler Master patented Continuous Direct Contact (CDC) heat pipes that are tightly packed into a flat array on the CPU Cooler base. This acts as a virtual vapor chamber that dissipates a large amount of heat. The aluminum fin structure has been optimized to provide the perfect performance balance between high and low speed fan operations.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 4 Heatpipe Tower CPU Cooler RR212E16PKR1 Components Cooling Fans Modding
This Coolers width = 77mm with the supplied fan fitted, without it's 51mm.
The height of the pipes means it clears ram which on smaller Motherboards can be an issue. Since this was the problem with the install I undertook today, I'll add the proviso that I swapped the fan around so it sucked through the fins rather than blew, as it would have been a tight fit against the 'tall' finned ram fitted.
I could have made it work - although I would have had to ( c/o Heath Robinson ) fixed the fan to the cooler without using the supplied bracket.
Swapping the fan around from the front to back - and in this case from blow to suck made more sense, as the cooler is designed for a double fan set-up anyway, ( and the kit includes mounts for a second fan - not supplied ) This meant air movement was kept front to back as I was fitting a front fan ahead of the hard drives.
Mounting to the Motherboard is more demanding than the bog standard click fit coolers. If you're reasonably competent with a screw driver it's not a problem ( and lets face it if your opening up your computer-ma-bob you really should be shouldn't you? ) I found it easier to attach and better engineered than similar products I've fitted. All have required the Motherboard to take out / or a Case that has a access hole under the Motherboard.
Contact paste is provided.
The Bad. The cooler is really tall. It will suit a full tower case. BUT Not all 'Tower' cases are made equal however...
Measure the width of your case from the processor on the board, to metal of the case side.
You'll need more than 158.5mm
And that .5 is important.
So on the one hand the cooler is narrow meaning it clears other components, but so tall it could well foul the side of an average PC case.
For the record I needed an extra mm or two.
( Following methodology is not guaranteed to work for anyone else or any other case, and may cause personal injury and irreparable damage to you and or your PC case )
...it wasn't hard to achieve with a hammer. I'm not joking, using a tea towel to soften the blows and against the carpet, I gently hammered on the perforated section where a fan can be mounted, this created a slightly dished/raised area which gave me the millimetre or so to clear the copper tips that protrude from the main aluminium body.
In conclusion buyer beware, measure the space you have in your chosen case before committing, if you have the width available then this is a excellent quiet cooler.Read more ›
TL;DR: This is a great CPU cooler, fits both AMD and Intel CPU sockets, can have two fans and comes with a thermal paste tube. My temperatures are not important due to several variable factors.
######### Delivery: Arrived promptly, annoyingly a box inside another (amazon) box with paper. But, to Amazon's credit it's for transferring purposes. All the bits and bobs were securely in bags (the clips and accompanied screws were also packaged into a cleverly designed box which secures the main box while hiding the other bits) or foam; so it's safe while in transit.
########################### Aesthetics & Functionality: First and foremost; this cooler is efficient.
The stock CPU cooler (AM3) would only go to 30 deg(Celsius) if the bedroom window was wide open and ran at a noisy 100% along with all other case fans. The CMH TX3 cooler keeps my processor running cool at 25-35 idle, and up to 45 (50- when the central heating was on) when running under load- and the best part is the fan isn't noisy.
Aesthetically; personally; it just looks like a cooler. I don't have a window on my case; which also sits UNDER my desk in a corner, so I'm after functionality over visual bragging rights.
(please see note 1 below)
[EDITED: 11th JUN 13]AMD: After cleaning out my case a few days ago, I noticed there was some grooves between the heat-pipes for the AMD V bar to go into; thus; thankfully of great design, anyone with an AMD board can have this fan blowing in four directions. On the top part of the plate under the aluminum fins, there's a stretched + shape. The AMD V Bar will either go between the middle copper pipe and into the long indent (which for some reason helps it stop sliding up & down when installing it), or alternatively through the "front". The lever simply slides onto the end of the V Bar and a sticky rubber pad stops it falling off. Installing the heatsink onto the motherboard is a standard procedure for typical AMD CPU coolers- one side of the VBar clip goes onto the heatsink bracket clip, and the other fiddly side clips on the other; then pull the lever over and done~!
INTEL: Supplied are 4 x pin connectors (twist to unlock, push to lock). You'll screw these onto the cooler with screws provided, and then quite simply "snap" the pins onto the motherboard. Due to the squared nature of the heat sink; you'll be able to rotate the heat sink in any four directions.
SECOND FAN: You'll need a second !! 92 mm !! fan (and a spare fan header/Adapter/Molex connector) Screw the fan onto the plastic brackets, use the protective sticky pads over the screws, and snap it onto the heatsink. Done~
DIRECTION PROBLEMS: Depending on your motherboard having the heatsink aiming at the rear exhaust may make one of the fans cover a RAM slot. If you get a low profile (20mm should do) fan; you should be clear of problems!
1. DO NOT take temperatures from reviews 100% seriously (instead, take with a grain of salt) and expect the same results. There are several variables in terms of computer parts which will effect temperature; such as ambient temp, CPU clock speed, CPU load, other heat-generating components, lack of air-flow, and so forth. 2. The Cooler does NOT come with pre-applied thermal paste, but a thermal "paste" (more liquid-y) tube. 3. Before installing, Check which direction the fan is blowing! I've personally installed it so it blows air UP (↑) 4. This will NOT fit in SMALL (Midi, Micro-ATX) cases! If you have an ATX tower you've only got a small percentage of it not fitting. 5. Fan I purchased; http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002QVLBPO/ After wiggling the heatsink on properly, I managed to make it not cover the RAM slot.
############### RECOMMENDATION: Buy It~! For £17 it really is a steal.Read more ›
I just purchased this unit as my old air cooled unit was not cutting it anymore. I am currently running a AMD phenom II X4 965 processor, with 8gb Gskillz ram, 1gb ddr5 EVGA Geforce GTX 650 graphics card, Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt, GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 Motherboard. My old air cooled unit (Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO) was not doing a good job of cooling the CPU effectively so I thought a upgrade was necessary. I looked around for a while but could not find a cheap air cooled unit that would be good enough to keep my CPU cool. SO even though there was no reviews for this I thought for the price I could give it a go.
Well I have to say that I am really impressed with the unit. It came very nicely packaged with all the attachments for either a AMD or Intel CPU. The cooler was a bit tricky to install (only because its my first water-cooled unit) but this is my fault as I did not read the installation instructions. But eventually gave in a read them, after that the install wasn't that difficult even though my case has no water-cooling capability. So if this is your first water-cooled unit then read the instructions you will save a lot of time. In the end I had to front mount the cooler and it works brilliant, it gets a lot of cool air from the front and the unit only really gets warm when I am either video editing or gaming.
As for the cooling, this unit is brilliant it really is keeping the CPU cool, unfortunately I don't know how to access the CPU temp to tell you how much of an effect this cooler has but for the first time cool air exits the PC case instead of very warm air.
Now to the only downside, that is the noise. Now during everyday activity such as internet browsing, document editing etc the unit is no noisier than an air cooled counterpart but when you push the CPU and more cooling is required the unit can become a lot noisier, more so than a air cooled unit. However my case isn't the best built (Sharkoon VS3-V Chrome) and provides no noise isolation what so ever. So if you have a better built case or even a sound proof case then the noise would be less of an issue. However after a few weeks of use I have got used to the noise and it doesn't really bother me anymore.
So to sum up, at this price I dont think that a air cooled cooler would provide as good cooling as this does, the unit is more compact as it isn't a giant air cooled unit, meaning better access to the motherboard. The unit is a little noisy but not that noisy that it should prevent you from buying it and like I said with a better built case the effect of the noise would be a lot less. Finally if I can figure out how to accurately get CPU temps then I will do an update with those in different scenarios.
Temps with my set up
Idle temp 31°C, Internet browsing (4 windows open) 34°C, YouTube (4 windows) 37°C, YouTube (10 windows) 39°C - 41°C, Video editing 35°C - 42°C, Video processing 38°C - 41°C, Processing (windows movie maker) 40°C - 46°C, Gaming (World Of Tanks @ 1920 x 1080 @ 40 - 60 fps) 42°C - 49°C I will try a more graphics intense game when I download one.
Bought Assassins Creed 3 to test the cooler. To note I have upgraded to a 650Ti 2GB OC Boost graphics card as well and I am still getting very low temps. Assassins Creed 3 runs between 40°C - 45°C @ full 1080p @ 60Hz. (dont know fps but it is very smooth and lag free game play).
Bought a new case. I now have a Corsair Graphite 230T case (which is awesome) but it seems to have had a very positive effect on the temps of my CPU. Also the noise from the cooler is a lot quieter now, which I presume is due to superior build quality over my last case. Therefore I have decided to add 1/2 a star and bump it to 4.5.
Next update will be a performance test to see if it runs any cooler.Read more ›