Cooler Master has a history of “firsts” in the market, and the TPC 812 does it again. The Cooler Master TPC 812 is the first retail CPU cooler available using a combination of the more common heatpipes along with vertical vapor chambers for enhanced heat dissipation. At first glance the TPC 812 may look like a standard full sized tower cooler using six 6mm heat pipes. A closer look, however, reveals two large vertical vapor chambers rising out of the nickel plated copper base and through the aluminum fins, each of which offers over three times the fin contact of a standard heat pipe. More contact results in better transfer, which all adds up to far better heat dissipation. The fins of the TPC 812 have been redesigned using heavier weight aluminum to take advantage of the vapor chambers while simultaneously reducing noise levels of passing air. Included with the TPC 812 is a newly designed 120mm 800-2400rpm PWM fan capable of 86.15 CFM, as well as a second set of fan brackets for an optional push/pull configuration. It should be kept in mind that the Cooler Master TPC 812 is a full sized tower aimed at enthusiasts and gamers, and the size fits the bill. The TPC 812 stands at 163mm tall and weighs in at 1044g. This is easily accommodated by almost all of today’s mid and full towers, but is obviously not going to be an option for a mini HTPC style case.