Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Review

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Stress Testing

For our testing we will be using the following procedures and parameters to acquire the necessary data:

  1. Thermal compound used is Arctic Silver 5
  2. Idle temperatures are recorded after the system has been allowed to idle for thirty minutes from the point Windows has finished loading.
  3. Load temperatures are recorded by running OCCT for twenty minutes on all available threads.
  4. Real Temp is used for the recording of all temperature sensor reading.
  5. PWM function is disabled via BIOS to allow the fans to run at full speed.
  6. CPU model and overclock speed used for testing are outlined below in “Test Hardware”.
  7. Each cooler is first tested with one fan supplied from the manufacturer.
  8. Each cooler is then tested again with a second fan attached if provided by the manufacturer.
  9. Lastly, the cooler is tested a third time using a neutral set of fans to make all things equal.
  10. Neutral fans used are Aerocool Sharks 120mm, 1500RPM, 82.6 CFM, 26.5 dBA.

Test Hardware:
Motherboard: ASUS P67 Deluxe B3
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz w/ 1.3 voltages
Ram: Crucial 2133 4GB Dual Channel (9-10-9-28)
Video Card: ASUS Radeon HD 5870
HDD: Hitachi 1TB
Power: Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850 (Sponsored by Thermaltake)
Case: Open air
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Testing Results


The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO to us one of those coolers that is over performing for the asking price. At $35, the price if definitely at the lower price range of the cooler spectrum and according to the testing that we have done here today proves that it is a pretty good cooler. If you are still using the stock OEM cooler from the manufacturer of your CPU, I would take this moment to run out and score a cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO. And if you are looking for better performance without spending much more money add a second fan and drop your temps a few more degrees.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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