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Old February 14, 2007, 06:33 AM
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Default Anandtech reviews: Cooler Master Hyper 6+: Universal Heatpipe Tower

This is a very quiet high-end cooler with universal fit (except for am2) and is smaller than it's competitors like the Tuniq Tower 120. Anandtech found that within this class of coolers, its cooling power was second only to the Tuniq Tower 120. The added advantages of better availability, smaller size, silent operation, and universal fit may be reason to opt for the Hyper 6+.

"Heatpipe tower coolers have performed very well in our cooler tests, so it is no surprise to have a top tower cooler from Cooler Master for review. Cooler Master is one of the largest case and cooling manufacturers in the world, with a catalog of many well recognized cases and CPU coolers that are very popular with computer enthusiasts.

The Hyper 6+ is a top-line tower cooler that was initially designed to sell for around $50. This is a competitive price with other top-line tower coolers. However, recently the Cooler Master Hyper 6+ could be found at many sites for as little as $30 to $35. This is more a reflection of the popularity of this tower cooler in the marketplace. It is widely available and widely used for CPU cooling.

One of the big reasons for the popularity of the Hyper 6+ is the universal fit of the tower. There are not many coolers that can fit everything from AMD Socket A to Intel Socket T (775), but the Hyper 6+ can do just that.

The Hyper 6+ comes with adapter plates for K7, K8 (but not AM2), P4 (Socket 478) and Intel Socket 775. There is also a universal back plate for spreading the substantial weight of the Hyper 6+ over a larger area. Once a plate is mounted on the 6+ the attachment to the motherboard is very secure. There are many CPU coolers that claim universal installation, but some solutions are very shaky in some of the configurations. The Hyper 6+ is stable with all CPU sockets it supports."


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Old February 14, 2007, 12:02 PM
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I'm still running one of these on my young lad's computer.

Bought it just after Maximum PC gave it a kick-a$$ award, and loved what it did for my S754 semprons.

Managed to bring my current 3700+ up over 2900, but the temps were starting to edge over 50c so I jumped into WC to get the extra 100+ cycles to where I'm at now.
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I just about bought one myself ended up going with a SI-128 w/ 120mm Panaflo instead. the 100mm fan turned me off.
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I think I'd buy it.
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Old February 14, 2007, 04:16 PM
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I was quite happy with mine, but keep in mind that in spite of what they say when comparing it to the largest cooler in their round-up, this thing is still a major beast!!!!

There was at best 1/4" clearance to the side of my case, and also keep in mind that it isn't perfectly square once the fan is installed so there is no guarantee that it will fit in the orientation you desire. (It does however rotate full 360deg in 90 deg angles).
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