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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA1366 Q2-2009
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Cooler Master Hyper N620
Kingwin XT-1264
Prolimatech Megahalems
Scythe Zipang 2
Thermaltake ISGC-300 CLP0539
Thermaltake ISGC-400
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Cooler Surface Preparations
Cooler Test Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
Overclocked Test Results
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best CPU Cooler Conclusion

Cooler Master Hyper N620

Most cooling products that come from the Cooler Master labs are both functional and fashionable, and the new Hyper N620 CPU cooler attaches itself to both qualities from the beginning. Equipped with a dual-fan design and high-flow heatsink fins, the Hyper N620 is built for overclockers and enthusiasts alike. The Cooler Master RR-B20-N620-GP kit offers a large six-pipe cooler with two 120mm cooling fans, and a unique offset fan alignment for optimal airflow.

Hyper N620 Features

  • Intel (LGA1366 / LGA775)
  • AMD (AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754)
  • 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
  • 6 heat pipes optimize heat transfer


Unlike Cooler Master's Hyper 212 Plus which uses HDT technology, the Hyper N620 uses older cooling architecture that emphasizes more heat-pipes and a polished copper base. The Cooler Master Hyper N620 fits Intel LGA1366/LGA775/LGA771 Skulltrail sockets, and also AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754 sockets. Included with the RR-B20-N620-GP kit are two 120mm cooling fans, a small syringe of thermal paste, and Cooler Master's classic bolt-through mounting system. At the time of ths writing, NewEgg offered the Cooler Master Hyper N620 (RR-B20-N620-GP) for $59.99, which is considerably higher than most competing products.

RR-B20-N620-GP Specifications

CPU Socket Intel Socket (LGA1366 / LGA775 / LGA 771 Skulltrail)
AMD Socket (AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754)
CPU Support Intel: Corei7 / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium 4 / Pentium D / Celeron / Celeron D
AMD: Phenom X4 Quad Core / Phenom X3 Triple Core / Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / Sempron
Dimensions 140.8 x 96.4 x 160.7 mm ( L x W x H )
Weight 847g
Heat Sink Dimensions 140.8 x 50.8 x 158 mm
Heat Sink Material Cu base, AI fin, 6 heatpipes
Heat Pipes Dimensions Ø6 mm
Fan Dimension (W / H / D) 120x120x25 mm
Fan Speed 800~2000 R.P.M
Fan Airflow 83.6 CFM (Max)
Air pressure (mmH2O) 4.43 mmH2O (Total)
Bearing Type Rifle Bearing
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hours
Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 16~28 dBA
Connector 4-Pin
Fan Control PWM


About 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.



# Backing platebruce h storm 2010-06-01 16:53

What was the backing plate you used on the Prolimatech Megahalem . Was it the Xigmatek ACK-I5361 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set or Xigmatek ACK-I5363 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set
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# RE: Backing plateOlin Coles 2010-06-01 17:45
The ProlimaTech Megahalems has its own backplate that comes with the heatsink, and is far superior to the Xigmatek versions. Take a look at the full review that's linked in this article.
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# Is the backplate required?Ben 2010-07-01 07:07
If I buy the Megahalems will I need the backplate if I'm going to use it on a 1366 Socket?
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# RE: Is the backplate required?Olin Coles 2010-07-01 07:08
The 1366 backplate is already included in the kit.
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# RE:Ben 2010-07-01 10:28
I mean will I have to use it or it will go on to the 1336 socket without the backplate?
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# RE: RE:Olin Coles 2010-07-01 10:37
You will need to use it... and I recommend that you read the full review here:
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