The Cooler Master Hyper Z600R breaks Cooler Master out of the mold of average CPU coolers and puts them down the path of premium greatness. This is a good direction for Cooler Master and allows the company to manufacture and sell coolers that will follow what the company has achieved with their premium line of cases such as the Stacker and new ATCS 840.
The performance of the new Hyper Z600R is spot on to where the price is listed. Either way you look at it, from the perspective of an overclocker or someone looking for great cooling with little acoustic noise, the Hyper Z600R is a great little cooler that fits the bill.
My only complaints are the lack of a second fan with the cooler; this is a common practice but it would have been nice to see Cooler Master break the norm. My other complaint is one that I have been talking about for the last year, the mounting hardware and the way the cooler mounts to the motherboard. It is time for Cooler Master to take a good look at what others are doing and at minimum follow suit or dazzle us with a totally new design, which I am positive their engineers are capable of doing.