In the end I am left with a better product than the original in almost every way. While the 212 Plus doesn't have the "coolness factor" of a twin tower design, it is still a formidable competitor to the market. The results we got were pretty average, but the fan Cooler Master chose tries to find a nice balance of cooling power without making your ears bleed doing so. For those who aren't bothered by jet engine like noise a few feet away, by all means get this and strap a couple 100+ CFM Delta's to it.
Improvements were made to not only the fin design and the swap of the fan, I really need to address the hardware. Ever since I have been doing reviews I have seen the same old hardware on almost everything Cooler Master offers. I for one am glad to see this new style of mounting. While you still have to have access to the rear of the board to set the back plate to the risers, at this time you can install the board without the cooler in place yet. Once everything is back in the case and you are ready, the new top piece allows for just this, screwing into the top of the risers which you had already put in place. Removal for maintenance is also eased due to the design change. I for one would be more likely to clean it with as easy as it is to remove versus the older version.
Any way I look at the Hyper 212 Plus, I come up with nothing but good things to say. The redesign is a bit on the plain side, but the cooler shows real potential. For those willing to strap a couple of fans this cooler can start to pull into the premium cooler performance levels. While I won't say it's going to hit a specific temperature, with a 58 degree load temperature as the cooler is shipped, dual fans can drop results a few more degrees. Most e-tailers are under the $30 USD mark, plus shipping. Even if you have to add a couple $10 fans in the mix, you could get near premium cooler performance for near $30 less than say a TRUE or a Thor Hammer - both prices based on the assumption you are buying a fan to go along with it.
So if flash isn't your thing and you are more driven by results and potential, the Hyper 212 Plus may just be the cooler for you.
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- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Test System and Testing Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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