I really think Cooler Master has done the right thing here, taking basic ideas and simple design while incorporating it with most of the fine points of a quality cooler and saving the consumer money at the same time. What more could you ask for? The Hyper TX3, while it may be simple in looks and basic design, it gets done what it was set out upon the world to do. 61° Celsius is no small feat in our testing and a quick tour down the list shows that coolers with a much bigger price tag aren't all that much cooler or quieter than the Hyper TX3. Kudos to Cooler Master for coming up with a very affordable option for the masses, as well as being my first look at any i5 solutions!
Good and cheap aren't words that are good at playing well with each other, but I have to say Cooler Master hit this nail right on the head. Releasing a sufficient cooler at a $19.99 USD price point is just icing on the cake. Now don't get me wrong, this is no cooler for extreme overclocking, but to keep up with our T.E.C.C. which loads about the same TDP as the upper echelon of the 125 watt Core i5's I see the TX3 being more than capable to take a fair bit more before temperatures get out of control.
Throughout this review I have been trying to work something into this part, where I usually talk about the downfalls of the packaging or the choice of fans. This time I am left speechless at this point. I really can't honestly knock Cooler Master or the Hyper TX3 for anything. My sample has been a pleasure to use, mount and test, leaving me having to recommend you look deeply into the TX3 for a good budget i5 cooling solution.