Overall and FV
After spending time with both and having a chance to compare the two what do we think? Installing the Intel water cooling, as much as I hate it, is still better than trying to install the Hyper 612 PWM. Its size makes it nearly impossible to get to the mounting brackets without having the motherboard out of the case, even then it’s still not fun. But when you have everything installed our experience with the Hyper 612 PWM was favorable. Noise was less than the water cooling slightly and we saw that half degree in cooling performance. It really comes down to do you want air cooling or water cooling; also price is a major consideration. Where the Hyper 612 PWM really shines is its price, its priced at around half of what you can get the Intel water cooling for making it a great option for someone who wants to keep their 2011 socket CPU cool while leaving a little room in the budget for other important components.