Cooler Master is known for producing interesting cooling products that cover a varied range of performance and pricing. These same products are also rather varied in their looks, from wild shaped coolers with lights everywhere to more subdued coolers that are reminiscent of something seen in an OEM system.
Features and Specifications
The most noticeable thing from the specifications is the broad range of processor sockets that the Hyper 212 supports. From the Intel camp we have support for everything LGA775, from the Pentium 4 and Celeron up to the most current Core 2 platform. The AMD side of things is even more well covered, with support for socket 754, 939, and AM2. This gives the Hyper 212 ability to cool processors from the older Sempron right up to the latest Phenom. This is all fine and dandy, but one look at the brackets included with the Hyper 212 to give it this level of compatibility shows that it comes at a price, as both AMD and Intel processors will require the motherboard to be removed to install the cooler.
The weight is one other notable specification as the Hyper 212 rings it at a hefty 710 grams. Luckily Cooler Master took this into account when designing the afore mentioned mounting hardware for this cooler. The brackets are all metal, and are mounted to the motherboard without the use of any of the existing OEM plastic mounting brackets.
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