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You won’t find too many accessories bundled with the Hyper 212 Evo. You get the cooler itself, the fan, mounting hardware for the supported sockets, a small syringe of thermal paste, and an extra set of fan clips in case you would like to add a fan and use the Hyper 212 Evo in Push/Pull.

One thing worth noting is that the mounting hardware comes in a molded plastic clamshell. We absolutely love this approach as it is a much neater solution than tossing screws into resealable bags like you see with most coolers.

Fit & Finish

One of the first things you will notice about the Hyper 212 Evo is its low weight, coming in at 440g for the cooler only, and 547g for the cooler with the fan attached according to our scale, which is just shy of the specified 465g for the cooler only.

The direct mount copper heatpipes are well done, and have a very flat footprint, especially considering this coolers meager price, is it wirth noting that the aluminum “foot” is angled away from the processor. The machining is what we have seen on several other Cooler Master baseplates, and while not a mirror finish by any means, is not excessively rough.

One thing worth noting is the footprint of the cooler is a little small, which is something worth noting if you plan on using the Hyper 212 Evo on a larger processor like a 2011-V3.

The fan, unfortunately does feel cheap. Instead of the glass reinforced frames that we have grown accustomed to seeing, the fan included with the Hyper 212 Evo is made from a glossy plastic, with the blades being made from a quite thin, translucent plastic. The fan is PWM controllable, and has a 4-pin connector on it’s generously long, unsleeved wire.

The fan attaches to the cooler using what Cooler Master calls it’s “Quick-snap” bracket. This bracket is very simple to use, allows the fan to me mounted and unmounted from the cooler easily, and without damaging the aluminum fins, and should easily support any standard 120mm fan.