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Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO

Cooler Master TX3

Introduction

Cooler Master have been in the market since 1992 and have produced many CPU air coolers along with lots of other computer related products. The heatpipe tower design has been proven to provide a cost effective and high performing style of air cooler and that’s what I’m going to be looking at today.

The cooler I’m going to be putting through its paces is the smaller version of my last CM cooler review, the Hyper TX3 EVO. Positioned towards the budget segment of the market, we’ll see what kind of value for money the cooler offers and how it performs on an overclocked 6 core CPU.

Specifications

Supported CPU Sockets: Intel Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775 AMD Socket FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Dimension (W / H / D): 90 x 79 x 136 mm (3.5 x 3.1 x 5.4 inch)
Heat Sink Dimensions: 90 x 51 x 136 mm (3.5 x 2.0 x 5.4 inch)
Heat Sink Material: 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight: 306g (0.68 lb)
Fan Dimension (W/ H/D): 92 x 92 x 25 mm (3.6 x 3.6 x 1 inch)
Fan Speed: 800 – 2200 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Fan Airflow: 15.7 – 43.1 CFM ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure: 0.35 – 2.63 mmH2O ± 10%
Fan Life Expectancy: 40,000 hours
Fan Noise Level (dB-A): 17 – 30 dBA
Bearing Type: Long Life Sleeve Bearing
Connector: 4-Pin
Fan Weight: 73g (0.16 lb)
Weight: 386g (0.85 lb)