Components and Design
The Cooler Master Hyper 6+ HSF comes securely packed in a colorful box that serves as both shipping container and display case.
In addition to the Hyper 6+ cooler, the package also contains:
- Universal retention modules (K7, K8, P4, LGA775)
- Universal backing plate
- Package of mounting screws, clips, and spacers
- 100mm fan (with blue LED’s)
- 100mm wire fan grill
- Tube of thermal grease
- Printed Installation Guide
The base assembly is made of two pieces, which are bolted together, clamping the heat pipes securely in position. The forged base is solid copper with a round pad machined into the bottom.
The base has a slightly rough machined finish, but appears to be flat and comes protected with a piece of clear plastic film, which obviously must be removed before installation.
Forty-three thin aluminum fins make up the top fin assembly. Each fin is approximately 70mm x 110mm and has serrated edges for increased surface area. The fins are pressed on to the heat pipes for good heat transfer.
A U shaped aluminum shroud is attached to the base and allows mounting either one or two 100mm fans. This offers good flexibility for a number of different fan configurations:
- (1) Fan pushing
- (1) Fan pulling
- (2) Fans in push-pull
The Cooler Master Hyper 6+ includes universal mounting hardware, which supports Intel P4 (socket 478/ LGA775), Intel Celeron (socket 370/478), AMD K7 (socket A-462), AMD K8 (socket 754/939/940) and AMD Sempron (socket A/754) platforms.
Mounting plates are included for each of the popular Intel and AMD platforms. Once the proper mounting plate is selected, it is bolted to the base of the heatsink with four tiny screws.
The Hyper 6 comes with one 100mm Cooler Master labeled fan. The fan frame is made of clear acrylic and has four blue LED’s built-in.
Why Cooler Master chose this particular fan size is puzzling — I assume it just fit their new design. Unfortunately, 100mm is not a standard size and will limit the use of optional fans. The fan is also fitted with a 4-pin fan header style connector that Cooler Master says can be used with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) speed controls but none was included. Alternately the connector can be attached to a standard 3-pin header for 12V power (with no speed control).