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Released back in 2007, Cooler Master’s CPU cooler Hyper 212 was a successful product with a highly attractive price/performance ratio. About two years later, in the fall of 2009, the company introduced the revised Hyper 212 Plus with direct-touch technology and broader support for different PC platforms. In about two years more, Cooler Master came up with a third version of Hyper 212 called EVO. The newest Hyper 212 cooler features a more advanced fan and an improved implementation of direct-touch technology. That’s the product we are going to talk about in this review.

Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing

Packaging and Accessories

The cardboard box with Hyper 212 EVO is designed in Cooler Master’s easily recognizable style.

The cooler’s photo and model name on the front side of the box are supplemented with technical information on the other sides. The specifications are very detailed:


The drawing with the cooler’s dimensions may be handy for some users.

The cooler is additionally packed into a plastic wrap that protects it against any hazards. You will also find a pack of accessories in the box:

These include an X-shaped pressure plate, a back-plate, two plastic details for installing a second fan, Cooler Master’s thermal grease, screws, nuts and bushings, and an installation guide.

The Cooler Master 212 EVO is manufactured in China. Its retail price is about $35, which is $5-7 higher than the price of the Hyper 212 Plus. The product comes with a 2-year warranty.

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