Cooler Master TPC 800 Vapour Chamber CPU Cooler Review

/ 5 years ago

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Cooler Master had been showing off their Vapour Chamber CPU cooler technology since CES 2012 with the TPC 812 CPU cooler. The TPC 812 CPU Cooler is different to the TPC 800 in the sense that it comes supplied with a fan but other than that the two units are identical.

The TPC 800 features all the usual goodness of a high performance CPU cooler, 6 heat pipes, a dense aluminium heatsink and a flat nickel plated base. The only thing that makes this “unique” so to speak, is the addition of a vapour chambers in the middle of the heatsink that are fed by a “U” shaped flattened heat pipe.

By selling the TPC 800 as a standalone heatsink Cooler Master are offering consumers the chance to save a bit of money over the TPC 812 and pair up the cooler with any one or two fans they’d like – which if you already own a 120mm fan this could be perfect for you. Considering you can pick up a couple of decent 120mm silent PWM fans for about £7 each this is a reasonably sensible move and the fact fans dominate the aesthetics of a CPU cooler means you can customise it to your own tastes.

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3 Responses to “Cooler Master TPC 800 Vapour Chamber CPU Cooler Review”
  1. Wayne says:

    The only advantage these tower heat sinks offer over the all in one liquid coolers is you have a modicum of protection if the fan should suddenly fail (and in some cases, price) Apart from that I fail to see why anybody would bother with these oversized & heavy monstrosities. ALC is the way forward. I would personally never consider these thing anymore.

    • tower heatsinks very often perform better. I’d have a Scythe Mugen 3 over any closed loop cooler any day. AND if you actually consider the size of the radiator, then these closed loop coolers have a bigger size in terms of RAW volume, its just the space is moved from the motherboard to the case, however the space taken up is still inside your system. Not to mention the fact there are significant price savings and like you mentioned the fact they won’t ever leak liquid inside your case

      • xBlitzkriegX says:

        dont forget that a liquid cooler wont cool any better than an air set up once ambient temps are reached. room temp still dictates the lowest temp achievable by either set up. most good air coolers will reach room temp or near room temp as evidenced by the results in the test. liquid cooled setups do the same.

        the main differences between the 2 are price and noise.

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