Cooler Master Hyper N520 review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/26/2009 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Meet the Cooler Master Hyper N520
Alright, lets get started folks. The Hyper N520 heatsink from Cooler Master is aimed somewhere at the budget to mid-range segment. I mentioned this in the introduction already, but the product as shown today will cost you 30 EUR ~ 40 USD. At that price level the Hyper N520 is targeted at the consumers who are looking to get the best performance for their money.
This cooler lends the design of the standard heatpipe tower cooler but has a trick or two applied to create something exclusive. The Hyper N520 features two 92mm cooling fans mounted in a trivial offset push-pull arrangement that draw the heat away from a set of five copper heat pipes.
The dual fans are 92mm sleeve bearing fans connected to a single 3 pin fan connector. These coolers are not among the most silent ones like say Noctua offers, especially at maximum fan speed (1800 RPM). The fins on the heatsink are very dense and relatively thick offering great heat conductivity. But let's have a look at some of it's specifications.
|CPU Socket||Intel Socket (LGA1366 / LGA775)|
Socket (LGA 771 Skulltrail only)
AMD Socket (AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754)
Corei7 / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium 4 / Pentium D / Celeron / Celeron D
Phenom X4 Quad Core / Phenom X3 Triple Core / Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
|Dimension||122.35 x 102.5 x 141 mm ( L x W x H )|
|Size CPU block||115 x 62.3 x 141 mm|
|Material used CPU block||Cu base, AI fin, 5 heatpipes|
|Heat Pipes Dimensions||Ø6 mm|
|Fan dimentions||92 x 92 x 25 mm|
|Fan speed||1800 R.P.M.|
|Airflow||43.8 CFM (Total)|
|Air pressure (mmH2O)||3.24 mmH2O (Total)|
|Fan Life Expectancy||70,000 hours|
|Fan Noise Level (dB-A)||19 dBA|
So the good thing about the cooler is that it will support all common CPUs and sockets, including Core i7 Nehalem processors (LGA 1366). But nuff said, how about we startup the photo-shoot and actually show you what we are talking about today ? Mmmhhh okay ?
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