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Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 01, 2012 8:09 am

Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

It's been a while since we have had a CPU cooler from Cooler Master on the test bench. Well, today we have the Cooler Master TPC 812 tower cooler. With the TPC 812 Cooler Master is pairing up Vertical Vapor Chambers with traditional heatpipes to improve performance. Join us as we see just how well the Cooler Master TPC 812 performs on our Intel LGA2011 test bench.

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Re: Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Tue May 01, 2012 8:52 am

Neat cooler but at it's current pricing I don't see it selling well. If CM were to knock the price down $20 then I'd say they have a real winner here.
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Re: Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Velo:Sity » Tue May 01, 2012 11:24 am

Maybe after it's in stock the price will be lowered... I'd love to see how it would perform with a second fan.
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Re: Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby sbohdan » Sat May 05, 2012 5:47 pm

Another less than mediocre CPU cooler - I mean the performance is just pathetic. Why even bother to bring something like that for production? [-X

Nice review BTW. At least we know what NOT to buy :rolleyes:
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Re: Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat May 05, 2012 8:02 pm

sbohdan wrote:Another less than mediocre CPU cooler - I mean the performance is just pathetic. Why even bother to bring something like that for production?


Makes you wonder what designs that they come up with and never bring to market.
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Re: Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Sun May 06, 2012 12:47 am

At stock the TPC 812 wasn't that horrible, 2-3 degrees off the NH-D14, and was only using one fan. Still pretty respectable overclocked, only 5 degrees off the NH-D14. I have had people ask me for dual fan numbers. Might put it back on the bench when I get caught up with other stuff, but I have done two reviews since the TPC 812 and got a couple more on deck. The sicking point is the price, little lower it would be a better deal.

Think that the coolers have come as far as they can with the way they are being made. Thus why I think Cooler Master took a stab at adding vapor chambers. Can't say with 100% certainty the vapor chambers did anything, but for a single fan cooler the TPC 812 did pretty good, considering just about every other cooler in the chart outside the CNPS11x Peforma and Coolink Corator DS runs 2 or 3 fans.

Hell there are air coolers now running in the ranges of what water cooling used to do couple years ago, even now nipping at the heels of basic water cooling. Case in point the NH-D14 SE2011 being with 5 degrees of the Swiftech kit.

I remember results in LGA1366 i7-920 charts having a 15 degree gap between first and last place for aftermarket air coolers. With the stuff I now have in the charts just the air coolers have a 7 degree gap between first and last place.
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Re: Cooler Master TPC 812 CPU Cooler Review

Postby sbohdan » Sun May 06, 2012 12:54 am

Apoptosis wrote:
sbohdan wrote:Another less than mediocre CPU cooler - I mean the performance is just pathetic. Why even bother to bring something like that for production?


Makes you wonder what designs that they come up with and never bring to market.


Now, that would be a fun review! :lol:
Just taking all the failed designs and show them. They could compete for different awards, like: The most pathetic editor's choice award, The ugliest ever cooler award, The hottest cooler award etc. :finga:

Jokes aside - Bubba, it would be fair to see some numbers with 2 fans, although I doubt a second fan would make that much difference.
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