Cooler Master Hyper N520


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John Doe

Anybody have a Cooler Master Hyper N520?

Anything I should know before installing it?

I wonder if mounting a monstrosity like that on its side like in a
tower case is really a good thing.

Thanks.
 
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Flasherly

Anybody have a Cooler Master Hyper N520?

Anything I should know before installing it?

I wonder if mounting a monstrosity like that on its side like in a
tower case is really a good thing.

Thanks.

Mine's sitting sideways in an Antec all aluminum case. Side panel
removed and it always runs a dual core P4 S775 LGA at ambient. 90F
now. :) (Tearing apart guitar cabnet "halfstacks" for
replacing/swapping out speakers and too busy/lazy to turn on A/C.
Running 120watt wind-tunnel fans.) Way overkill, as far as what that
processor needs, but I got thing on a special deal ($15US). Not
exactly your fan, but a Cooler Master monster nonetheless with
4-copper heatpipes, so same or very close to yours. May have a
reinforcing plate on the other side of the MB. Not sure, but think
so. I'd want it. Of course, along with those four holes drilled thru
the MB to support that type of fan. Normal use, not slamming around
the case, should be fine. Mine's been running great for a couple or
more years (both my computers are Gigabytes).
 
P

Paul

John said:
Anybody have a Cooler Master Hyper N520?

Anything I should know before installing it?

I wonder if mounting a monstrosity like that on its side like in a
tower case is really a good thing.

Thanks.

That heatsink bolts to the motherboard. So the solder
joints of the CPU socket itself, aren't being used for
mechanical support. The socket will have the usual
amount of "normal force" (forces pressing down onto
the CPU). But the mass of the cooler, that's being
carried by the screws on that thing. Yes, the PCB
can still deflect, but I don't think the 450g limit
comes from deflection.

The N520 is 688g, versus the Intel number of 450g.
(Look at the Newegg CPU cooler search page, and
the weight tick boxes on the left, are for more
or less than 450g.) It's a little on the heavy
side, but not overly so.

The article here, they're using an AMD motherboard.
The LGA775 should use the cross-shaped plate with the
square hole in the center. And the hole should clear
any ceramic capacitors underneath your LGA775 socket.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/cooler_master_hyper_n520_review,4.html

The LGA775 backing plate, would be the one second from
the right here. It's shaped like an X. Has a hole in
the center. The plate is a bit dish-shaped, and has a
lip around the edge. The underside of that thing, has
a black insulating material, which goes against the
motherboard. And the heatsink fastens to that backing plate.
You could check photos of your motherboard, for a matching
four hole pattern. That appears to be the same plate, as
is used on the Coolermaster heatsink on the computer I'm typing
this on. Mine is a Geminii family heatsink of some sort.

http://www.guru3d.com/miraserver/images/2009/hypern520/IMG_6793.jpg

Paul
 
J

John Doe

I bought it from Amazon (when I posted). Just got around to
installing it. The small bolts with springs and fixed retention
washers were assembled the wrong way.


That's a video on the subject from three years ago! Difficult to
believe that they haven't corrected such an egregious mistake.

Really pisses me off.
 
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Flasherly

On Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:19:57 +0000 (UTC), John Doe

Looks like the updated model of my CoolerMaster 212 (Plus - though w/
just one fan).
LGA 1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD sockets AM3+/FM1/FM2

N520 does
1366/1155/775

So I've some added options at 2 under the wick array (4 copper pipes
instead of the N520's six).

I guess it's turned wildly, wildly popular since I got mine - that
first 212 has now grown into like half a dozen models besides,
basically the same thing as the N520 (or 212 to my mind).

Inexcusable gouging over repeated overlaps, no doubt.

I didn't even think a few hours back - just grabbed mine, swapping
CPUs, at the bottom of the HS and ended up having to stop and clean up
with goop all over my hands. Ooops. After concentrating so hard on
not bending any more LGA springs, I reckon so;. . .my mind couldn't
take it anymore, still getting over few years ago, when I bent some
(and then straightened out the damage) last time up on my first Intel
LGA MB. Write the four letters HELP! on a single kernel of rice just
once, (straighten up some LGA pins at x60 level magnification with a
pin head and razor's edge), and you'll forevermore praise virtually
any level of HS complexity.

There's 1400 positive to 40 negative Amazon reviews on the N520, btw.

Got a little center pin thingy going on with CM 212 on the
cross-braces holding the pipe/base to the four mounted MB nuts. Makes
it like very intuitive, as the stamped cross-X's have to be oriented
to centering that pin to the base.

Bought time, too, people got it right after these years tutti fruiting
around and just slapped in a grapefruit-sized HS and be done with it.
Mine must have settled in some, the goop, as it's dropped down a few
degrees, to running 2 deg. higher than the old one now - no hotter
actually than ambient room temperatures.
 

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