Cooler Master Hyper 48 - Page 5

Written by John Chen    Tuesday, 14 December 2004 11:00
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Conclusion and Thoughts

The Cooler Master Hyper6 was a good heatsink, but the Ultra Vortex was not something worth purchasing.  Fortunately, the Hyper 48 fixed all that.  This heatsink is definitely a good choice for both overclocking enthusiasts and quiet-system enthusiasts.  The 92mm fan can be easily changed if users wish to look for increased performance, but there isn't much need when the cooler performs so well.  The 4 heatpipes help with heat distribution and the large size helps with heat absorption.  Installation has improved and makes work much easier.  The best part of the Hyper 48 is the noise level.  The cooler produces less noise than most typical 80mm case fans and is not something you have to worry about.  The only thing that prevents the heatsink from receiving the Must-Have Award would be the weight of the cooler.  A cooler at 864g is not something many enthusiasts wish to use, especially K8 and Socket 478 owners.  Other than that problem, the Cooler Master Hyper 48 definitely gets the high recommendation.


  • Excellent performance
  • Large all copper heatsink
  • 4 heatpipes
  • Utilizes 92mm fans
  • Large copper fins
  • Easy installation methods
  • Extremely silent


  • Extremely heavy
  • Not suitable for LAN gamers

We would like to thank Cooler Master for providing us the sample.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit us up in the forums. You can also check out more of our latest reviews on the front page.