Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler Review

Editor: Sahil Mannick  Date: 14-02-12   6 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction


Product on Review: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Cooler Master
MSRP: N/A
Street Price: £23.98

Cooler Masterís Forte has always been cost effective solutions be they cases, coolers, power supplies or the rest of their vast catalogue of products. An impressive feat however is their constant commitment to quality and more importantly the lack of compromises made in achieving this affordably. Itís no surprise then that Cooler Master is a household name spanning from the mainstream to the enthusiasts. A key product that has defined Cooler Masterís philosophy has been the Hyper 212, a budget four heat-piped tower cooler that has somehow managed to withstand the test of time by outcompeting more expensive solutions even from the likes of Noctua. Without breaking this winning formula, Cooler Master have recently revamped their cooler line-up with several new additions to their ĎHyperí series including the recently reviewed Hyper 612S including several variants of that, and the Hyper 414S/PWM. At the lower end, the Hyper 212 has undergone some minor changes aimed at further improving performance without increased costs. Dubbed the EVO, the new Hyper 212 boasts some very impressive innovations.

The Hyper 212 EVO is very similar to the original Hyper 212+ we reviewed two and a half years ago. It builds on the same concept of a four heat-piped tower heatsink as its predecessor sharing the same fin structure and fin count. As before the heat pipes are 6mm in diameter. The main difference is the evolution of Cooler Masterís Direct Contact heat pipes which now feature ĎContinuous Direct Contactí technology. The concept is quite a simple but one that Cooler Master hopes to prove effective as we will see later. The other main difference is the fan which now operates at a quieter maximum speed of 1600RPM and yet still supporting PWM functionality. The Hyper 212 EVOís main competitor comes in the shape of Enermaxís ETS-T40, their answer to the mainstream cooler market. With both sharing similar feature sets, it remains to be seen which will come out on top. More importantly, can Cooler Master one-up themselves?

A few words from Cooler Master:

Our Mission

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industryís best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Masterís current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Its products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.

A critical component of Cooler Masterís ability to successfully pursue its mission is an unstinting commitment to quality, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certification granted to its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan. It has also enforced ISO guidelines and is in the process of applying for ISO 9002 certification at its second and third plants, located in China. Cooler Master has also implemented a number of analytical and testing protocols to ensure top quality, including at subcontractors, to further ensure thorough quality control. Moreover, Cooler Masterís dedication to quality extends beyond manufacturing to every aspect of its operation, including service.

Coolermaster strives on providing innovative and speed with their products whilst maintaining a level of customer satisfaction above that of its competition.


Letís take a closer look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

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