[Review] Cooler Master H612PWM

Introduction

Today we have an exclusive Cooler Master release product on the bench. The H612PWM is an ambitious attempt to take the cooling crown. We are very proud to be one of the first to have it to get an exclusive look at what could be the future of the air cooling market.

CM H612PWM - Profil

Looks like sheer size and the brutal force of 6 heat pipes is the magic behind the Cooler Master H612. The cooler was not intended for small cases but performance was the primary idea behind this design. The H612 features a 120mm fan with a clip on retention clip. The package also comes with a second set of clips and screws to enable a second fan to be installed in the rear of the cooler. This will further enhance the cooling characteristic and ability of this cooler.

The Cooler Master H612 is actually released in two different versions. The H612S and the H612PWM. The two version differ visually by the two top most fins which are silver or chrome on the H612S and black with the H612PWM. The physical difference between the two boils down the difference in fans. The H612″S” includes a single speed fan spinning at a mere 1300 RPM. The H612″PWM” however sports a variable speed fan running anywhere from 600 RPM all the way up to 2000 RPM. The model we received is the later.

The cooler does not feature the popular HDT design and instead provides a uncoated full copper base.The 6 uncoated full copper heatpipes add up to a full 1 foot in length if put together. The H612 also features a broad range of applications and installation options.

Features:

  • Power Management Fan
  • Fan Clips for fast and easy Fan installation
  • 2nd Fan installation option
  • 6 Heatpipe design
  • Full copper base
  • Performance Optimized
  • Redesigned Heatpipe Array
  • Improved Airflow

Supported Sockets:

Intel 775 / 1156 / 1155 / 1366 (Requires backplate)
AMD AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / FM1

 

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