Do a quick Google search for “hero lyrics” sometime. You get results from Skillet, Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, Regina Spector, NAS…… A Nickleback song gets thrown in later, and is probably the only one on the list that isn’t guaranteed to make me want to deafen myself with a shish kebab skewer, though I’ve never heard it, so I make no guarantee. Mind you, probably none of these can invoke the mind numbing pain induced by Cher’s “Believe” or any song by Britney Spears or Lady Gaga (unless Mariah Carey is screeching the high notes, then all bets are off), but they aren’t actually what I was looking for. What I was actually searching for was “Holding Out For a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, not that I find that any more listenable, but it was to illustrate a point. The point all along was, when I am shopping for a CPU Cooler, vid card, case, etc, I’m not holding out for a hero, I’m looking for a piece of electronics. So why is it so hard these days to get a good look at what’s in the box instead of a cartoon superhero?
I have recently been greeted with boxes with mythical guys, RoboCop guys, hooded guys, demon guys, norse guys…the list goes on. And what is inside the boxes? From what I can tell with this kind of marketing, maybe these guys, because I sure can’t find a clear picture of the product supposedly contained inside. Do I trust a cartoon wizard to keep my CPU cool with a magic spell under load while overclocked? Maybe someone does, but it’s not me. I want to see what is in the box. I want a good photo of it if there is no window. Packaging is important. Maybe sometimes you do want a dragon with LED eyes cooling your CPU. But for the times you want a cooler that is built for cooling, and looks like it’s built for cooling, and can still add some style to your case, there are items like the Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM.
The Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM isn’t about flash and buzzwords, it’s about cooling. The Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM doesn’t feature a wizard on the box and LEDs on the fan, it features a 163mm tall tower with six copper heat pipes and some innovative design. Starting at the bottom of the Hyper 612 PWM, you find a solid copper contact base with six copper heat pipes running through. An aluminum fin array sits directly on top of the block for additional cooling. The heat pipes of the Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM are arranged so that all six run directly over the hottest spots of your CPU, and up through the aluminum fin array. The fins are widely spaced on the Hyper 612 to allow for better flow at lower fan speeds, allowing for quieter effective cooling. The fin array is topped off with a black plate embossed with the Cooler Master logo. The Hyper 612 PWM gets its suffix from the 120mm PWM fan included, capable of speeds from 600-2000rpm. Unique fan clips make for easy and secure mounting, while rubber pads aid in vibration dampening. For your convenience, Cooler Master includes a second set of fan clips, pads and screws, giving you all you need to add a second fan for push/pull configuration. The Hyper 612 PWM is compatible with Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD AM2/AM3 platforms.