By: Jadon Lee
January 22, 2021
Ever since I bought the weighted blanket I talked about in my ARCTIC Freezer A13 X review, I have been sleeping comfortably. There was only one issue: My feet still remained cold. Having had this problem my entire life, I randomly decided to search it up on Google and of course, the first link brings me to WebMD. I simply love to read how many issues I could have as it brings me pure joy when I read the word “disease”. Taking WebMD causes as a false diagnosis like it is in most cases, I wanted to see what you could do to prevent having cold feet. I really liked one of the suggestions being “lower your stress”. How could I be so oblivious to this simple solution? Throughout the next week, I will simply just enter the state of not being stressed and see if my feet will become warm. In all seriousness, I do not really care about my ice-cold feet, so I just go to sleep anyway. In many cases, being cold is not the greatest, but when it comes to my CPU, I would prefer to not be able to cook an egg on it. Today, we get to try out the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2, nine years after we reviewed the original Hyper 212 EVO. Will this cooler perform well enough to keep my CPU as chilly as my feet? Keep reading to find out!
Today’s review unit was shipped to us here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada via FedEx International Ground service from Cooler Master’s office in Brea, California. The shipping box was decent with a couple of marks and scuffs around the box. Generally, I had nothing to worry about as the marks were not too severe. The retail box arrived in almost perfect condition with only one small mark on the side of the box. I had no real complaints about the shipping.
The retail box design is very standard to many other Cooler Master products with its black and purple theme. On the front of the box, the Cooler Master logo is displayed at the top right, while an image of the cooler is placed right in the center with the name “Hyper 212 EVO V2” right below. The box proceeds to tell us how it comes with a new install bracket and a SickleFlow 120 fan. The right side of the box talks about the SickleFlow fan as well as the heatsink’s design. The left side of the box provides some information about the specifications. The back of the box provides similar information as the right side of the box, but in eight different languages. The top of the box mimics the front without the image of the cooler. Cooler Master keeps its retail box designs constant, which is something I can appreciate.
Before we continue, here are the specifications for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2, as posted on the manufacturer’s website:
Exterior Color: Silver, Black
CPU Socket: LGA2066, LGA2011-v3, LGA2011, LGA1200, LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA775, AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2, FM1
Dimensions (L x W x H): 120 x 80 x 155 mm / 4.7 x 3.1 x 6.1 inch
Heatsink Material: 4 Heat Pipes, Direct Contact, Aluminum Fins
Fan Dimensions (L x W x H): 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch
Fan Quantity: 1 PCS
Fan Speed: 650-1800 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Fan Airflow 62 CFM (Max)
Fan Noise Level: 8 – 27 dBA
Fan Air Pressure: 2.52 mmH2O
Fan MTTF: 160,000 Hours
Fan Power Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
Fan Rated Voltage: 12VDC
Fan Rated Current: 0.15A
Cooler Type: Air Cooler
You will find the cooler itself alongside another box containing the mounting supplies as well as some manuals tucked inside of the box. The manuals are the usual information and installation literature. I personally really liked the plastic molding used to keep the cooler in place and the box containing the rest of the installation tools. The design was compact and space-efficient.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware, Installation
3. Test Results