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Cooler Master Hyper 103 is a pretty compact design for a U-type CPU cooler. While it’s not a low-profile CPU cooler. The CPU cooler is 5.5 inch/138 mm tall and 4.3″/108 mm wide. Cooler Master Hyper 103 CPU cooler is very lightweight. The CPU fan is a 4-pin 92mm sleeve bearing PWM fan A9025-22RB-4BP-F1 pre-installed with plastic clips. There are 3x copper heatpipes each with Ø 6mm with direct heatpipe contact on the base. There are 40 stacks of aluminum fins. The lifespan of the fan is rated for 40,000 hours, which is equivalent of 1,667 days- that’s a bit more than 4 years and 5 months.
The 92mm fan clamps are easy to remove and re-mount. I am not sure why does Cooler Master have a separate label with a ‘wheelie bin’ logo and ‘Warranty void if removed’ on the fan’s wiring- or any tag at all. Is that even required??
The fans have four adhesive pads which are pressed against the sinks to ensure it prevents vibration. You can swap the 92mm fans but peel off this adhesive-backed pads which allow you to remove the screws and detach the clamps.
The design of the heatsink shows that there’s an offset and asymmetrical placement so that it looks ‘center’ with the 92 x 92 x 25 mm fan. This design helps to keep the 92 mm looks ‘compact’. Unfortunately, you cannot mount a second fan even if you wanted to. There’s a small passive sink type design below the aluminum stacks.
Cooler Master mentioned in its product page that the Hyper 103 CPU cooler uses a patented air-guide technology which in a nutshell is the means to direct airflow and using a series of dimples to route the airflow through the heatpipes. There’s also X-vent which has cross-shaped ventilation around each heatpipe to created controlled vortices.
We’ll see how the CPU cooler performs overall.