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  Product:     Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink  
  Price:     $56 (CAN) / $47 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Cooler Master
  Author:     Mars
  Date:     July 14th, 2005
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Lucy from Cooler Master for providing the Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink for review.

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Introduction:

As processors today continue to become faster, and are able to perform more tasks, they also generate more heat. Although water cooling continues to grow in popularity, air cooling is still the norm. Aftermarket engineers are constantly on a quest to bring effective cooling, while maintaining a certain level of quietness to their cooling products. Developing a product that provides excellent cooling, but generates a higher level of noise, is a simple task to accomplish, it takes a better designed product to cool exceptionally well and be truly quiet. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be taking a closer look at Cooler Master's latest offering aptly named the Hyper 6+.

Specifications:

The Hyper 6+ is the newest product in a long list of CPU coolers from Cooler Master, and it is based on the original Hyper 6 design with a few upgrades. The Hyper 6+ uses a 100mm 50,000 hour MTB blue LED fan, instead of the 80mm 30,000 hour MTB non LED fan that is used on the Hyper 6; furthermore the Hyper 6+ is 155g lighter than the Hyper 6. Here are some of the specifications taken directly from the Cooler Master website:

Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink - Key Specifications:
Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink: Manufactured by Cooler Master
Socket Type: Socket A/370/462/478/754/939/940/LGA 775
Heatsink Dimension: 88mm x 88mm x 35mm
Material: 6 heat pipes, aluminum and copper alloy
Fan Dimension: 100mm x 100mm x 25mm
Fan Speed: 1800 ~ 3600 R.P.M. (Control by PWM)
Fan Air flow: 31.33 ~ 72.14 CFM
Fan Air Pressure: 0.96 ~ 4.46 mmH2O
Fan Life Expectance: 50,000 hrs
Bearing Type: Rifle Bearing
Voltage Rating: 12 V
Noise Level: 20.6 ~ 46.4 dB(A)
Connector: 4-pin (PWM) / 3-pin (without PWM) (Foolproof Design)
Weight: 795.3g (without FAN)
Thermal Resistance: 0.25 ~ 0.36 ?/W (Testing with Intel® Pentium® 4 570J)

Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink - Key Features:
Universal Retention Module for Intel® Pentium® 4 (Socket 478/LGA775), Celeron® & Celeron® D (Socket 370/478), AMD K8 (Socket 754/939/940), Sempron™ (Socket A/754) and K7 (Socket A)
Six embedded heat pipes provide superb heat dissipation
Special heatsink design achieved maximum cooling performance at any mounted angle
Raised base design to avoid interfering with components surrounding the CPU
Special welding techniques enable seamless connections between fins and pipes
High-density saw-toothed fins provide a large surface area and make more heat dissipation
Greater cooling performance with optional high-speed 100mm fan
 
Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink
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Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink
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The Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink comes in a bright, eye catching, strong, and durable outer cardboard box. The information on the front is brief and to the point, and the description on the back is informative and easy to read at a glance.

Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink
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Cooler Master Hyper 6+ Heatsink
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The inner packaging is made of a durable plastic with three separate sections. The top section contains the transparent, blue LED 100mm fan. The middle section houses the cooler itself, and the bottom section holds a box that contains the installation manual, and the various mounting plates and screws.
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