Cooler Master does their best to live up to their name, and they are constantly releasing new products to tame the heat inside modern computer systems. They offer a wide range of CPU coolers intended to fit the needs and budgets of a variety of users, and they have a handful of new products on the market to consider.
This review is going to take a look at one of these newer CPU coolers, the Hyper N520. This unit takes the widely used design of the heatpipe tower cooler and implements a handful of subtle changes to create something unique. As shown in the promotional image below, the Hyper N520 features two 92mm cooling fans mounted in a slightly offset push-pull arrangement that draw the heat away from a set of five copper heatpipes.
Before taking a closer look at the sample provided for review, let's take a look at some published data on the Hyper N520 CPU cooler as taken from the official product page on the Cooler Master website.
» Universal Design Intel LGA775
» AMD (754/939/940/AM2/AM2+)
» Optimum Air Flow Distinct appearance with dual fan bracket
» Unique dual fan cooling design ensures cool air accelerates straight through the heatsink
» Superior Cooling Performance
» Mirror finished copper base guarantees perfect contact between CPU and cooler
» 5 heat pipes optimize heat transfer
» Model: RR-920-N520-GP
» CPU Socket:
» Supports Core i7 with socket LGA 1366
» Intel Socket T (LGA 775); Socket J (LGA 771 Skulltrail only)
» AMD Socket AM2+ / AM2 / 939 / 754
» CPU Support:
» Intel Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Celeron, Celeron D
» AMD Phenom X3 & X4, Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, Pentium 4, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64, Sempron
» Dimension: 122.35 x 102.5 x 141 mm
» Weight: 1.52 lbs
» Heat Sink Dimensions: 115 x 62.3 x 141 mm
» Heat Sink Material: Cu base, Al fin, 5 heatpipes
» Heat Pipes Dimensions: O6 mm
» Fan Dimension: 92 x 92 x 25 mm
» Fan Speed: 1800 R.P.M.
» Fan Airflow: 43.8 CFM (Total)
» Fan Air Pressure: 3.24 mmH2O (Total)
» Bearing Type: Sleeve
» Fan Life Expectancy: 70,000 hours
» Fan Noise Level (dB-A): 19 dBA
» Connector: 3-pin
» UPC Code: 884102002885