Cooler Master Hyper N520 review

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Hail the Cooler Master Hyper N520

Cooler Master Hyper N520

On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at a high resolution and then cropped and scaled down. The camera used was a Canon 450D 12 MegaPixel.

Cooler Master Hyper N520 review

So here we have the cooling kit unboxed. You'll get everything you need to get started. You will find one bag with all of the brackets, thermal paste, and screws that you will need for an installation on any chipset. You will also find instructions for all three chipsets (AM2, 775, and 1366) along with a warranty paper. If you never have installed a Cooler Master CPU cooler before, be sure to read through the manual.


  • Application: Intel Socket LGA1366, LGA775, LGA 771 Skulltrail, AMD Socket AM2+, AM2, 940, 939 and 754
  • Observed Dimensions: 121 x 102 x 140mm
  • Observed Weight: 661 gms
  • Construction: Copper base with aluminum fins
  • Fan (s): Two 92mm fan
  • Rated Fan Speed: 1800 RPM
  • Rated Fan Noise: 19 dBA
  • Rated Air Flow: 43.8 CFM (both fans)
  • 3-pin connector

 The cooler is compatible with AMD AM2/939/754/755 and Intel 775 sockets.

Cooler Master Hyper N520 review

So here we see the cooler itself, the N520 is sizable, measuring roughly 121 x 102 x 140mm. Spot the high count aluminum fins, that should definitely help cooling down. it's a sturdy cooler in looks and feel. Overall definitely pleasing to the eyes. Despite it's size it's quite easy to fit in your PC though.

Cooler Master Hyper N520 review

Here we see the dual 92mm fans a little better, each fan has ten blades, the 3-pin power leads from each are tied together so that you only have to make one connection to your motherboard or fan controller to power this cooler.

Cooler Master Hyper N520 review

So follow the fan wiring, each fan is powered by a 3-pin connector. These connectors are plugged into a two into one power line so you are only using one fan header on your motherboard. Here you can see the heat pipes a little better as well. Five in total. Three U shaped, two L shaped.

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