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Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED Turbo Review


Cooler Master launched this new cooler when the new AM4 platform launched. It’s because of the success of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that a solution for the AM4 socket was needed. So, of course, it also needed some improvement and changes. This cooler is similar but at the same time better in performance and for a little more price, let’s see if this cooler can really catch the attention of Am4 platform users.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED Turbo

Product NameHyper 212 LED Turbo
Model numberRR-212TK-16PR-R1 (Black Top Cover)RR-212TR-16PR-R1 (Red Top Cover)
CPU SocketIntel® LGA 2066 / 2011-3 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775 socket

AMD® AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket

Dimensions (L x W x H)120 x 108 x 163 mm (4.7 x 4.3 x 6.4″)
Heat SinkDimensions (L x W x H)120 x 60 x 160 mm (4.7 x 2.4 x 6.3″)
MaterialAluminum Fins (4 Heat Pipes / Direct Contact)
Heat Pipes DimensionsØ6mm
FanDimensions (L x W x H)120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1″)
Speed600-1,600 RPM ± 10%
Airflow66.3 CFM ± 10%
Air Pressure1.7 mmH2O ± 10%
MTTF40,000 hours
Noise Level9-31 dBA
Rated Voltage12 VDC
Rated Current0.19 A
Power Consumption2.28 W
Warranty2 years
EAN Code47195120541304719512054147
UPC Code884102030239884102030246

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Packaging was just normal and the components were packed properly. The cooler was in a plastic cover with fans pre-installed and there was a separate box for the accessories which is the norm with Cooler Master. Inside the accessories box, there was a single bracket for Intel and AMD AM4 socket and there were two clips for Intel socket, 2 for AM4 socket and 1 separate traditional clip for previous AMD sockets. The box also came with a small thermal paste tube and all the other screws or nuts were present there for easy installation.

Taking a close look

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The cooler is big enough when both the fans are installed. the Heatsink features the Red coloured aluminium cover at the top with the Cooler Master LOGO which is also available in Black.
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Taking a look at the heatsink, it’s not something that is spectacular but the construction is appreciable. The aluminium fins are strong and the base is composed of both aluminium and copper heat pipes. The base is well finished and smooth and there are a total of 4 copper heat pipes that are passing through the base from one side to another. The heat pipes are extended to the top of the heatsink and share the heat equally. The base needed the direct contact with the heat pipes because it transfers heat quickly as the small aluminium base isn’t that efficient alone in eliminating the heat from the processor.
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Coming to its fans,  they are the traditional airflow fans which are commonly used in most of the Cooler Master heatsinks and use the same design. They are strong and have RED LEDs to match the RED accent of the cooler. For a price less than $50, it justifies the use of two Fans as there will be a good push-pull configuration. The fans can be easily removed and installed and can be connected to the cable splitter provided in the box itself for powering the two fans with one motherboard 4 pin power port.

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