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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
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Installation and Finished Product

 

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With the hardware installed on my LGA1155 motherboard, at the top all you can see is the risers. These simply slide through the board and are shaped to go into the back plate one way. Once in these are locked in place with the nuts.

 

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The back plate has holes in it to make room for the socket screws, so in my installation it can only go one way. As for AMD users, you can now see the amount of isolation material that is applied to protect your motherboard.

 

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With the motherboard ready, all we have to do is set the cooler on the processor with a bit of TIM and then insert the scissor style hardware and screw it into place. The screws do eventually bottom out when the cooler is fully screwed down.

 

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Taller memory is a no-go with this cooler as well. For normal memory such as this there is no problem accessing all four slots, but you may have to remove the fan to get to the innermost slot.

 

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As the TPC 812 ships, the cooler doesn't take over the top half of the motherboard like a lot of coolers we have just looked at. In fact, I am quite pleased with being able to get to the 8-pin EPS connection, not running into the video cards and I can still get to my memory.

 

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This is just one last look at the TPC 812 just before I take the motherboard and install it onto the test bench for its torture session.

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