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Cooler Master TPC 812 Vapor Chamber CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 11, 2012 2:08 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Accessories and Documentation

 

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I thought this would be a good place to show the fan sent with the TPC 812. My suggestion is that if you are looking for this cooler and want to add a second fan, look for one of these to do a matched push/pull setup.

 

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A closer look behind the fan clips that just screw on two edges of the fan show that there is foam to act as the anti-vibration material and there is a plastic clip that actually grabs onto the sides of the fins.

 

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Inside the cardboard box you find all of your hardware packed inside of a larger zip tight bag. Don't worry, I won't go into it just yet, I will break the hardware into smaller groups first.

 

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In this image I grabbed the two tubes of TIM I got in the bag, the extra pair of fan clips for use with a second fan and a voltage reducing adapter for those who demand silence out of their CPU coolers.

 

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On the left are the screws for mounting the fan clips to a fan and then the rest is the universal hardware to mount the back plate to the motherboard. You also get a socket to help drive the nuts here and there are four foam pads to add to the fan clips.

 

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For those using LGA2011 motherboards, Cooler Master also ships hardware to screw directly into the socket so you can do away with the hardware from the last image.

 

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On the left is the universal back plate that is isolated with a plastic of sorts on the whole other side and on the Intel feet on this side. To mount the cooler to the motherboard hardware, Cooler Master went with the scissor-style top brace that you fold to slide it through the cooler and then open the arms to fit the particular socket spacing.

 

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There are two manuals in the kit. There is a much smaller English version and a second, thick, multi-lingual version; both of which are more than enough to get this cooler on any socket in no time at all.

 

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Just so you can see what it would look like, I took a black fan off the shelf and strapped it onto the cooler. Since it was not supplied and its way under spec for the CM fan, I will be doing my testing with just the single fan Cooler Master which was provided with the TPC 812.

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