Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler

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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler
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Product(s): Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler
Provided By: Cooler Master

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Introduction: 

A while back we took a look at Cooler Master's V6 GT CPU cooler (full review here) and now today we are going to take a look at another new cooler from Cooler Master, the Hyper 612 PWM. Both the Hyper 612 PWM and the V6 GT from Cooler Master are both the same heatpipe tower design so it should be interesting to see how they compare against each other. The biggest difference between these two coolers is that the V6 GT has two fans while the Hyper 612 PWM only has one (although they include the hardware necessary to add a 2nd fan if you choose).

In the next section we'll take a closer look at the Hyper 612 PWM and see what it's all about.

First Impressions:

 

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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Packaging
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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Packaging

 

The design of the Hyper 612 is pretty similar to most other heatpipe tower coolers. The overall design of the Hyper 612 isn't going to win any awards for style like its counterpart the V6 GT but for a good majority of enthusiasts they aren't too worried about the looks as long as it works well.

 

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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Top View
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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Front View

 

As you can see in the pictures below the Hyper 612 features 6 heat pipes with a copper base and aluminum fins. All of this copper makes the Hyper 612 heatsink weigh in at 806g (1.78 pounds) which is a bit on the heavy side but very comparable to most other coolers of the same size and design (this is the weight without the fan, adding the fan adds another 104g of weight).


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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Heat pipes
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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Heat pipes

 


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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Fins
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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Heat pipes

 

The Hyper 612 PWM features a 120mm fan (included). You'll also get the adapters to add a 2nd 120mm fan if you need more cooling performance. This fan is capable of running between 600 and 2000 RPM and is controlled by your motherboard (PWM) depending on how hot your CPU is running. At 600 RPM this fan is silent, at 2000 RPM you can hear it pretty easily, but for most CPUs you'll probably be very running it at ~1200 RPM for a nice mix of performance and noise level.


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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Side View
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Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Rear View

 

Included in the accessories is enough mounting brackets to mount this cooler onto pretty much every AMD and Intel CPU made in the past 5 years. You'll also get brackets for a 2nd 120mm fan and enough thermal paste to get this cooler mounted.

 

 

Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM - Accessories

 

So there we go, that's the Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM CPU cooler. In the next sections we'll get it all hooked up and see how it stacks up against the competition.