Opening the accessories box you’ll find accessories nicely packed in two bags.
The package includes the Hyper 612S heat-sink, 120 mm fan preinstalled at Quik-snap fan frame, mounting set of retention plates, brackets, screws etc., rubber pads, thermal grease, silent mode adapter and two user manuals.
A closer look:
The Hyper 612S is a big heat sink measuring 140 x 128 (with one fan installed) x 163 mm. With one fan preinstalled it weights 910g which is not too much when compared to some CPU coolers we have reviewed before, SPIRE TherMax Eclipse II for example which weights a massive 1.3 kg with both fans installed.
Looking at the Hyper, we find a classic tower design which is in many ways similar to most towers, though with a few changes.
The Hyper heat sink is constructed around six ‘U’ shaped heatpipes geared to cross CPU “hot zones” and combined with 47 aluminium fins which are designed with wider than usual fin gaps measuring 2,4 mm to maximize cooling performance at low fan speeds.
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With this in mind, Cooler Master bundled a silent mode adapter that can configure the fan to run in super low noise mode.
The heat pipes are stacked side by side at the full copper base which is not mirror finished but
flat enough and measures 35 x 45 mm.
The full copper base comes covered by a protective transparent plastic film.
The base top is filled with small aluminium heatsink providing additional cooling capacity. Here you’ll find four small holes for the mounting system.
A less noticeable change is the direction of the heatpipes which is horizontal rather than the most common used vertical direction.
The Hyper comes with one 120mm fan pre-installed and supports an optional 120mm fan for a push/pull arrangement to increase cooling performance. Rubber pads and fan brackets are included to be used for a second fan isntallation when needed.
Quick-snap fan cover provides a quick and easy installation of fans and this really works fine.
The fan that is included with the Hyper 612S is a standard 120mm fan, model A12025-13CB-3BN-F1 with 7 blades and 3-pin connector . On the back of the fans we can find a sticker with the company name and the rating (12V, 0.16A).
Looking from the top the Hyper 612S has a symmetrical fin profile and silver heat sink top with
special cutting design. Here you can see the heatpipe ends sorted covered by the top three
specialy designed fins. These are fastened with four screws in the middle section with the
company logo embossed making a lovely appearance of the cooler’s top.
Resistance reducing cut-outs in the aluminium fins reduce weight and improve cooling performance.
There is no TDP data specified by Coolermaster so I could only guess it could handle even the
most power hungry desktop socket 1366 CPUs like i7-990X with TDP of 130 W.
Installing this cpu cooler won’t take you long thanks to a new installation system consisting of
only a few parts.
The heat sink mounts to both Intel and AMD motherboards using the appropriate mounting set.
Memory modules with high heat-sinks are not a problem for the Hyper to be installed thanks to a height from the base to the first fin measuring 43 mm.
A few after close look thoughts:
The contents inside these bags isn’t marked in any way to let you know what to expect – One would expect these are packaged individually: one for sockets from AMD, other for Intel but not here. For example, even when I looked in the user manual, I could only guess what’s the part called AMD Retention plate(2) used for because it wasn’t explained anywhere in the user manual. Maybe it’s for AMD3+ socket CPUs, or whatever.
Although the installation parts are exceptionally numerous, we don’t see anything wonderful here, but it’s worth it to point out the Silent Mode Adapter. However, there is a minor con here in my opinion. When you want to use a second fan with this cooler, you may find yourself wondering how could it be used for both fans to achieve silent operation at the same time if there was no second connector provided with adadpter? Yes, a split connector should be used so it would be nice to have it bundled .