Back in 2005 there was a CPU cooler called Shogun Heatlane which was the first to use the so-called vapor chamber. Despite a number of advantages over heat pipes, this technology hasn’t become popular in CPU coolers although it is widely used in various industrial applications. 7 years later Cooler Master wants to give it another try by combining a vapor chamber with classic heat pipes in the new cooler TPC 812 which is going to be the subject of our review.
Packaging and Accessories
The TPC 812 is shipped in a small cardboard box designed in Cooler Master’s standard colors.
The packaging is extremely informative. There is even a design drawing with the cooler’s dimensions on one of its sides. Of course, product specs and descriptions of the cooler’s key features are also printed on the box.
The Cooler Master TPC 812 is shipped together with a universal back-plate, an X-shaped retention plate, fasteners (bushings, screws and nuts) with a key, two plastic holders for installing a second fan, a user manual, thermal grease and a resistor cable for the fan.
Manufactured in China, the TPC 812 comes at a recommended price of $70. Its warranty period is 2 years.