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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

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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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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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