|Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 12 March 2010|
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CyberPowerPC XtremeGear HP-1216B
Some elite-level PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts might be familiar with premium system builder CyberPowerPC. Building from the 3R-System IceAge Prima Boss-II design, they introduce the CyberPowerPC XtremeGear HP-1216B CPU-cooler.
The XtremeGear HP-1216B devotes five staggered heat-pipe rods to form a 152mm-tall CPU-cooler unit, and notched fins allow for two 120mm fans to be attached to the unit.
The added solid heatsink above the heatpipe base helps the XtremeGear HP-1216B further improves cooling performance.
Features and Specification
The XtremeGear HP-1216B utilizes a familiar bolt-through mounting clip system, which means that installation requires access to the backside of the motherboard. Because of the bolt-through design, AMD systems must remove the plastic clip bracket surrounding the processor socket in order to accommodate the custom backplate. CyberPowerPC has included a small application syringe of generic thermal paste, which should be applied according to our Best Thermal Paste Application Methods guide.
CyberPower-PC offers the heatsink as an option on the custom systems, or available separately direct from XtremeGear for
EDITOR'S NOTE: It appears that CyberPower-PC took advantage of the media coverage, and raised the price of their HP-1216B heatsink by 128%.