Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (open box)

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From the famous PC casing and thermal solution company – Cooler Master, the Hyper 212Plus.

Just an upgrade for my current PC, code name “Project 955” (I still haven’t think of a name for her).

To be frank, I got this CPU cooler along with the XFX Radeon HD5770 XT graphics card, then I got lazy and decide to post it much later..

Main reason for getting a third party CPU cooler for my PC is because of the stock cooler that came along with AMD processor is so d@mn noisy.. I’m fed up with the vacuum-cleaner-noise..


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The packaging has the same design as other Cooler Master products, especially the colour scheme of white + purple.

Of course filled with all the details of the product.

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Open box, everything are packed into this transparent plastic thingy.

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Taking out everything. Parts included:

  • 120mm fan
  • heatsink
  • retention bracket (for both Intel and AMD)
  • backplate (for both Intel and AMD)
  • screws and nuts
  • thermal paste
  • 2 sets of fan mounting clips (for optional 2nd fan)
  • user manuals and warranty

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The contact of the heatsink is not that flat… anyway, for now I have no intention for lapping it. (Lapping means sanding, which makes the surface flatter and smoother for better contact between CPU and heatsink.)

Ops, I got too excited and didn’t took any photo of the heatsink itself.. (sorry)

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Included fan – Cooler Master Blademaster 120mm. You could purchase another optional 120mm fan to make a Push-n-pull air flow. There are 2 sets of fan clips included.

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Noticed that the fans are attached with rubber feet to reduce vibrations.

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Cleaned my CPU surface… preparing to install.

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First have to remove the stock heatsink lock.

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Replace it with the included backplate. (under exposed photo)

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Ops.. underexposed again…

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Put on a thin layer of thermal paste.

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Install the heatsink.. the process is quite challenging as this is my first time to install a third party cooler..

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Clip on the fan, connect the power connector. Checking and up and running.

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My very first third party cooler… and largest ever…

And I did some testing on it… the testing unit:

AMD Phenom II x4 955 BE 3.2GHz
ASUS M4A77TD Pro
Mushkin 2GB DDR3 1333MHz
XFX Radeon HD5770 XT
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Gigabyte Odin Pro 550W
Lancool PC-K62 casing (with only 3 fans running out of 4)

Here’s the result of my CPU temperature. (Stock vs Hyper 212+) Ambient temp is 28c, air conditioned.

  • Stock cooler, Idle temp = 44c, Load temp = 60c
  • Hyper 212+, Idle temp = 40c, Load temp = 52c

I’m very sure that it could perform better but due to my skill of applying the thermal paste sucks… so…(I think I put a bit too much thermal paste…)

Anyway, it was a great experience for me. If I get my hands on other thermal pastes.. I shall reapply it.

As conclusion, The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is value for the price you paid. 100% recommended if you’re looking for a cheap third party cooler.

3 thoughts on “Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (open box)”

  1. Fabrice says:

    another upgrade! ^^
    dam your comp is going to be a monster XD

    1. John says:

      lol.. Just a cheap cooler that I picked up for MYR100 (USD30)… Because the stock cooler is too noisy.

  2. Persocom says:

    hm, I should think about investing in a new fan myself.. mine gets loud from time to time in the summer.

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