A Closer Look
Removing the new Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition from the packaging, the first thing that caught my eye was the nickel-plated jet-black finish; it’s truly stunning. The top of the cooler has also been given the premium treatment when a brushed, anodized aluminum top that includes a Cooler Master logo in the center. Another nice addition is the caps over the tops of the heat pipes, which help keep it’s all black look.
The Hyper 212 has a similar fin stack as its processor but has done away with that raw aluminum look for the new jet-black finish. That same finish has also extended to the heat pipes to better match the rest of the cooler’s look. Taking a look at the bottom direct contact plate, they have also added top fins to their design. This should help dissipate a little more heat than the old solid block top.
Not too much has changed with the bottom of the contact plate, that except there is now mounting points for you to attach the mounting hardware.
Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition includes a single SP120R RGB fan with plastic mounting hardware which just snaps on to the side of the cooler.