Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Review (Page 1 of 4)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Review

By: Jadon Lee
April 12, 2024

If you are a fan of anime, you might be aware of this already, but there has been an ongoing trend of extremely long names that sum up the entire series. Some notable titles this season include Reincarnated as an Aristocrat with an Appraisal Skill and The Laid-Back Life in Another World of the Ex-Hero Candidate Who Turned out to be a Cheat from Level 2. I seriously do not get how this has become a trend in naming anime, but I do find it rather amusing. Despite having quite outrageous names, there are some hidden gems within them. I have been planning on watching one that has been highly appraised named That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, but have found myself browsing through my entire to-watch list. Keeping up with anime is a legitimate struggle. While going through my list, I did find some appreciation for some series with more plain names, such as Hyouka or Spice and Wolf. Something about the simplicity of these two anime made it easier to enjoy in my mind. Sometimes simple is better, just like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black and its simplistic design. This cooler resides inside the Hyper 212 family, alongside the Hyper 212 EVO V2 and Hyper 212 Halo White, both of which I have reviewed. The Hyper 212 line has always been considered a solid budget cooler that offers adequate performance. Will the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black's simplicity prove to satisfy my computer's cooling needs? Keep reading to find out!

Today’s review unit of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black was shipped to us here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada via FedEx International Ground from their offices in Brea, California, USA. The shipping box was in decent condition with a few marks. I was not worried about any damage to the product inside. The retail box arrived in very good condition with no noticeable marks on the exterior.

Our Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black was packaged by itself. Taking a look at the box, the Hyper 212 Black shares a similar appearance to many of Cooler Master’s products as of late. The color scheme of the box is a nice purple, pink, and blue, giving it quite a different look compared to its competitors. On the front, the Cooler Master logo is placed on the bottom right with the products name on the bottom left. As with most retail boxes, the product is displayed prominently on the front, taking up most of the space. The back of the box displays some features of the Hyper 212 Black, while the side shows a list of specifications. As I have commented in previous reviews, I understand the flashy design, but I personally prefer a more simplistic aesthetic. I will say this design is quite eye catching though.

Before we continue, here are the specifications for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black, as posted on the manufacturer’s website:

Exterior Color: Black
CPU Socket: LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156, AM5, AM4
Dimensions (L x W x H): 125 x 74 x 152 mm / 4.9 x 2.9 x 5.9 inch
Heat Sink Material: 4 Heat Pipes, Aluminum Fins, Direct Contact
Fan Dimensions (L x W x H): 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch
Fan Quantity: 1 PC
Fan Speed: 690-2500 RPM ± 10%
Fan Airflow: 70.7 CFM (Max)
Fan Air Pressure: 3.61mmH2O (Max)
Fan MTTF: 160,000 Hours
Fan Noise Level: 32.8 dBA
Fan Bearings: Loop Dynamic Bearing
Fan Power Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
Fan Rated Voltage: 12 VDC
Fan Rated Current: 0.2A
Fan Safety Current: 0.3A
Fan Power Consumption: 2.4W
Warranty: 2 years
Cooler Type: Air Cooler
Series: Hyper
Heatpipes: 4

Upon opening the box, you will find the cooler itself, a single fan, required mounting supplies for Intel and AMD, and two manuals. These manuals include the user manual and the warranty information. The packaging is very simple with no extra accessories included. The packaging used cardboard and foam to keep each component separate and protected.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware, Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion