The reason you switch to liquid cooling in the PC world is higher overclocking headroom or quieter operation of your PC. The problem is the price of entry has been a little restrictive, even with the all-in-one kits now be produced. Cooler Master has come up with a way to get the same potential as water cooling in an air cooling pack with the TPC 812 CPU Cooler.

It looks just like any other tower cooler on the market, but if you look closely you will see two bars between the heat pipes. Those are vertical vapor chambers in addition to the standard heat pipes. While it doesn’t seem like much of an advancement, you would be surprised how much cooling at higher clocks is improved as the TPC 812 outperforms some of those AIO liquid coolers. The cherry on the top is the $69.99 MSRP which is lower in price by $20 to $30 for a liquid cooler of similar or better performance.

Cooler Master wasn’t done there. In addition to the demo of the TPC 812, we also got finalized information on the new X6 Elite CPU cooler. This cooler also takes a different approach to the cooling with a angled design. As most cases are design to bring air in from the lower front section, this cooler is angled downward to better take advantage of that air flow. The X6 Elite also comes with one of CM’s newest fan designs and all for a price of $49.99 MSRP.

Cooler Master is one of the PC companies that take a core design and continue to tweak it until they perfect the item or come up with something new. I think they may have stumbled on the future of air cooling with these two very unique designs that we will see on the market during Q1 of this year.

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Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today unveils an industry first in CPU cooling, the TPC 812 CPU Cooler. With the TPC 812, air cooling performance potential reaches new heights.

A New Direction

The first ever CPU heatsink to utilize vertical vapor chamber cooling and combine it with heat pipe technology, TPC 812 is prepared to handle the massive heat generated by overclocking and benchmarking. A 100% pure polished copper base combined with improved soldering techniques further increase its thermal transfer capabilities. A special heatsink fin design coupled with an improved fan mounting system and air pressure optimizing design all lend themselves to a collective synergy that makes the TPC 812 best even some all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooling units in testing*. The fan improvements and PWM allow the TPC 812 to silently keep temperatures under control.

TPC 812 will be available** for $69.99 USD MSRP at retailers and online locations that carry your favorite Cooler Master products in Q1 2012. This information is intended for the U.S. and Canada. Price and availability may vary based on region. Please consult your local Cooler Master Representative for more information.

*Results provided for informational purposes only and were achieved through internal testing.

**TPC 812 will come equipped with a 800 – 2400 RPM PWM fan in the U.S. and a 600 – 1600 RPM PWM fan in the E.U.

X6 Elite

Adding to the excitement, another announcement includes a CPU Cooler with a unique honeycomb fin structure, the X6 Elite CPU Cooler. This fin structure is used in conjunction with an angled base that acts as a means to increase overall airflow throughout the chassis. Clever air duct deployment on the outer shell directs airflow to pass over critical cooling areas. X6 Elite also comes equipped with a high performance PWM controlled fan.

X6 Elite will be available for $49.99 USD MSRP at retailers and online locations that carry your favorite Cooler Master products in Q1 2012.

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