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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q2 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Hyper Z600
Cooler Master CM Sphere
Gigabyte G-Power II Pro
GlacialTech Igloo 5750
Noctua NH-C12P
SilenX IXC-120HA2
Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF
Thermaltake V1 CL-0401
Thermaltake DuOrb CL-P0464
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Best of Q2-2008 Conclusion
The Aftermath: Editors Notes

Cooler Master Hyper Z600

Cooler Master used to be a real driving force in the aftermarket cooling industry. Unfortunately, nobody gives credit for what a company used to be. While CM is by no means out of the running, it's been quite some time since they last offered a real contender for cooling the overclocked multi-core computer systems that overclockers and enthusiasts tend to use the most.

The Hyper Z600 is Cooler Masters latest entry into the enthusiast segment for aftermarket cooling. I won't try to hide the obvious: the Hyper Z60 is enormous! Suitable for passive cooling configurations, the Hyper Z60 is capable of cooling an overclocked processor without fans, making it a suitable option for silent computer systems.


Mounting the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 requires a backbrace, which ultimately means removing the motherboard for installation. Cooler Master favors a unique nut and bolt system for securing their heavyweight coolers, but since a socket adapter is included the only tool you'll need will be a Phillips screwdriver.

Taking 158 cubic inches of volume inside the case, the Hyper Z600 fills the maximum space provided for cooling on a standard ATX motherboard. You'll want to make sure that nothing smaller than a mid-tower case is used, because the Z60 stands an additional 6.3" from the motherboard. The RR-600-NNU1-GP kit comes with everything you need for mounting this goliath cooler on any current AMD or Intel motherboard. Additionally, Cooler Master includes a small syringe of thermal paste based on an aluminum-oxide recipe.


Hyper Z600 Specifications

  • Product Name: Cooler Master Hyper Z600
  • Product SKU: RR-600-NNU1-GP
  • Dimensions: 127.28 x 127.28 x 160 mm (5.01" x 5.01" x 6.30")
  • Material: Copper base, Aluminum fin
  • Weight: 1045 g (2.30 LBS)
  • Heat-pipe Gauge: φ6mm

At the time of this writing, the Cooler Master Hyper Z600 SKU RR-600-NNU1-GP was virtually impossible to locate for sale online. There was a small collection of obscure and unknown retailers preparing the item for sale, but none had inventory as of July 2008.


About the company: Cooler Master

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Its products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.


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