Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Cooler Master Announces Hyper 212X and TX3i CPU Coolers

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the Hyper 212X and Hyper TX3i air CPU coolers. Building on its Hyper 212 and Hyper TX3 predecessors Cooler Master focused on the ease of upgrading, ensuring that simple upgrades are completed with ease allowing system builders to focus on more complex aspects. The Hyper 212X is a universally compatible cooler. It's an ideal upgrade for improving the performance and noise levels in a PC, from a gamer who begins playing more intense games, to the overclocker who wants to achieve better clock speeds or the PC builder who needs a quieter environment.

The Hyper TX3i is an Intel compatible cooler, a simple and affordable upgrade for a stock cooler, or for a CPU that comes with no heat sink. Quiet, reliable, and still able to achieve impressive temperatures the TX3i is simple to fit with a push pin configuration, and compact enough to fit in most chassis with ease. Not happy to sit back and applaud the success of its 212 and TX3 coolers, Cooler Master continued to update the manufacturing process, from essential heat pipe soldering methods, to how Cooler Master packaged the cooler and fittings. The overall experience has been improved, not only bringing better temperatures, but also a more quick and simple fitting process.

Pricing & Availability
The Hyper 212X and Hyper TX3i are available at European retailers now for a suggested retail price of €29.50 and €18.50 excluding VAT respectively.
For more information, visit the product pages of the Hyper 212X and the Hyper TX3i.
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29 Comments on Cooler Master Announces Hyper 212X and TX3i CPU Coolers

#1
Chaitanya
o_O Cooler Master Hyper 212X has existed for ages now, last year I built a PC for my friend and I had used 212X as the 212 EVO was discontinued.

Also I am not sure who sent those photos for PR but that fan doesnt look like the one that comes bundled with cooler.
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#2
R0H1T
Chaitanya said:
o_O Cooler Master Hyper 212X has existed for ages now, last year I built a PC for my friend and I had used 212X as the 212 EVO was discontinued.

Also I am not sure who sent those photos for PR but that fan doesnt look like the one that comes bundled with cooler.
Over two years IIRC, probably even three, first saw it on Flipkart for something like $35 in today's exchange rate.

Funnily enough just bought the Evo (imported) in Dec.15 for less than $15 :shadedshu:

They should've discontinued the EVO right after the 212x was launched, worldwide :rolleyes:
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#3
hojnikb
for 15€ less, LC-CC-120 looks like soo much better value.
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#4
Octopuss
I've got the 212 EVO. Awesome cooler. I'm not sure there's much to improve about it, the identical looking newer model doesn't seem to make much sense.
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#5
R0H1T
Octopuss said:
I've got the 212 EVO. Awesome cooler. I'm not sure there's much to improve about it, the identical looking newer model doesn't seem to make much sense.
The erstwhile 212x had a Fan with 4th gen Self-Lubricating POM Bearing (160,000hrs MTBF) & the all new Aluminum Fin Array with New Tunnel Effect layout for improved heat dissipation. Don't know where this abomination (RR-212X-17PK-R1) came from but the slightly (better) model still exists o_O
http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail_aj01/cooling/P1302200001ef9c/Specs.html
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Octopuss said:
I've got the 212 EVO. Awesome cooler. I'm not sure there's much to improve about it, the identical looking newer model doesn't seem to make much sense.
I really wouldn't say it is an awesome cooler. The mounting is garbage, performance is entry level and have I mentioned the mounting is garbage?
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#7
Octopuss
cdawall said:
I really wouldn't say it is an awesome cooler. The mounting is garbage, performance is entry level and have I mentioned the mounting is garbage?
How is it garbage? I had no problems installing it.
I am using it to cool delidded 3770K overclocked to 4,4GHz. The heatsink hardly gets warm at all.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Octopuss said:
How is it garbage? I had no problems installing it.
I am using it to cool delidded 3770K overclocked to 4,4GHz. The heatsink hardly gets warm at all.
If the heatsink hardly gets warm and the CPU does, that would kind of explain what I am getting at. Also having installed literally hundreds of them the mounting sucks, it allows movement if the case is jostled at all and fuck installing it. There are hundreds if not thousands of better options for mounting that cooler.
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#9
Octopuss
Well, show me what non-garbage mounting system looks like, compared to this.

Also I have no idea what it explains when my temperatures across all cores don't exceed 80°C when running Prime95. For a cooler that cost fragment of those huge ass brick coolers that's one hell of a value.
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Octopuss said:
Well, show me what non-garbage mounting system looks like, compared to this.

Also I have no idea what it explains when my temperatures across all cores don't exceed 80°C when running Prime95. For a cooler that cost fragment of those huge ass brick coolers that's one hell of a value.
So the cooler is barely hot to the touch yet the CPU is at 80C which is coming up at the temperature that water boils...

As for non-grabage mounts any of the screw to the cooler, then attach to the board ones would get my vote. Cooler master knows how to make mounts that work the V10 would be an example.
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#11
SnakeDoctor
Been using 212x for years , not issue with the temps , best bang for buck

The heat transfers through the heatpipes in the middle then dissipates out , Probably why the heatsink only feels warm , or just anti the 212x for some reason.

still under 60c at 4.2ghz
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#12
64K
SnakeDoctor said:
Been using 212x for years , not issue with the temps , best bang for buck

The heat transfers through the heatpipes in the middle then dissipates out , Probably why the heatsink only feels warm , or just anti the 212x for some reason.

still under 60c at 4.2ghz

:p Please clean that filthy cooler.
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#13
SnakeDoctor
64K said:
:p Please clean that filthy cooler.
She's sparkling clean at the moment :)
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#14
Octopuss
cdawall said:
So the cooler is barely hot to the touch yet the CPU is at 80C which is coming up at the temperature that water boils...
I don't even...
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#15
Octopuss
Actually...
What a shitty cooler eh?
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#16
Hood
Octopuss said:
Actually...
What a shitty cooler eh?
Yeah, people also loved their Volkswagen buses (they were also air-cooled junk with LOW performance). Except for the poor schmucks who were stuck behind them in traffic!
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#17
[502]
One of the most price/performance top contender air cooler. Period.
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Octopuss said:
Actually...
What a shitty cooler eh?
My 9370 runs cooler than that while putting out what 3-4 times the wattage under a 5 year old coolermaster v10. So yes, it is better than stock and that is it.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars


and go figure. Guess what I am installing today
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#20
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
cdawall said:


and go figure. Guess what I am installing today
I can partially agree, it isn't the worst cooler to install, by far, but it's not exactly a good mounting system if it requires 3 hands and a little luck to install, as the 212 series does. :-)
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
rtwjunkie said:
I can partially agree, it isn't the worst cooler to install, by far, but it's not exactly a good mounting system if it requires 3 hands and a little luck to install, as the 212 series does. :)
No not the worst, but of the commonly sold products I dislike it. It is better than stock. That is what I will give it.
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#22
SnakeDoctor
cdawall said:
My 9370 runs cooler than that while putting out what 3-4 times the wattage under a 5 year old coolermaster v10. So yes, it is better than stock and that is it.
The v10 would be an upgrade to the 212x so it should perform better , but not in the same price to performance ratio Triple the price
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
SnakeDoctor said:
The v10 would be an upgrade to the 212x so it should perform better , but not in the same price to performance ratio Triple the price
I spent $35 on mine.

As far as I am concerned these are still the best bang for the buck coolers that have existed

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029
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#25
Athlonite
I'll just stick to my Thermolab Baram in push/pull config I know it's old as shit but works well on my OC'd FX8320 @4.2GHz it never gets over 60c
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