Legit Cooling Reviews
Xtreme Gear HP-1216B Five Heatpipe Copper CPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Thu, Apr 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
The HP-1216B from ExtremeGear is a nice cooler, easy to install. For a $29 cooler this is one of the lowest priced coolers, price-wise, I have reviewed. This would make for a nice upgrade from the stock Intel HSF for those on a budget. Yes, there are better coolers but for $29 the HP-1216B will allow for a budget build that will have breathing room for mild overclocking.
The only thing I found with the HP-1216B was that all 5 heatpipes don't all fully mate up to the CPU. With the way HDT coolers are designed and the size of heat pipe required I don't think it could be made to have all 5 on the CPU. This was even with the huge i7-920; on a smaller chip like the Core i5's the two outer pipes wouldn't even touch like they do on the i7-920.
The HP-1216B is only available through XtremeGear’s website for a price of $29.
Legit Bottom Line: The HP-1216B from XtremeGear is a nice little cooler. It is well built and would be a good option for a budget upgrade from a stock cooler.
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Page 1 - Xtreme Gear HP-1216B HDT CPU Cooler
Page 2 - A Closer Look at the HP-1216B
Page 3 - Installing the HP-1216B
Page 4 - Legit Reviews Core i7 Test System
Page 5 - The Results
Page 6 - Final Thoughts