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Hyper 212 Plus vs Hyper 212 EVO vs V8

Which one will be better for my Phenom II x4 970? I also plan on using the cooler when I upgrade to Steamroller so this will be a long term investment. I even considered closed-loop cooling but I understand the difference is too small. I've heard the 212 is a great value, but is the V8 a better cooler or is it just a shower? And which one of the 212 in that case?
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  1. V8 is full of vitamins and relatively low in calories.
  2. the last time I looked at the V8 it only covered up to the AM3 socket and no more. Its also very heavy. As for the Hyper 212's the EVO is the best way to go as it is easier to install because of the mating surface being much flatter with no crevices between the heat pipes and the mount surface. I have no issues with my EVO @ 4.042 GHz. Max temp is 55C using intel burn test for 2 hours with an ambient temp of 20C.
  3. bgunner said:
    the last time I looked at the V8 it only covered up to the AM3 socket and no more. Its also very heavy. As for the Hyper 212's the EVO is the best way to go as it is easier to install because of the mating surface being much flatter with no crevices between the heat pipes and the mount surface. I have no issues with my EVO @ 4.042 GHz. Max temp is 55C using intel burn test for 2 hours with an ambient temp of 20C.


    Actually I have seen many FX users who bought the V8 in the reviews
  4. Kjwinden said:
    V8 is full of vitamins and relatively low in calories.


    I have a fair knowledge of nutrition and can't get how this applies to a CPU cooler :heink:
  5. The EVO is great for the price but the + is sometimes cheaper for 99% of the performance.
  6. rolli59 said:
    The EVO is great for the price but the + is sometimes cheaper for 99% of the performance.


    Do you think the performance of the V8 is worth $47.99 + free shipping?
  7. songorocosongo said:
    rolli59 said:
    The EVO is great for the price but the + is sometimes cheaper for 99% of the performance.


    Do you think the performance of the V8 is worth $47.99 + free shipping?

    My personal opinion is no.
  8. rolli59 said:
    The EVO is great for the price but the + is sometimes cheaper for 99% of the performance.


    yes the 212+ can be found most times cheaper but the prep-work to install it isn't worth the hassle. you need to (with a card) fill in the crevices wit thermal paste then apply the small amout to the CPU and attach. The $5-$10 extra just to put the paste on the CPU and attach is worth it, not to mention the supplied paste with the EVO is enough to do 3 while the same amount covers 1 1/2 on the +.
  9. I think I'll go with the EVO. But here's another question, sometimes my ambient temperature can go over 90F close to 100F in the summer, in this type of scenario would a closed-loop cooling liquid system like an H60 be better?
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    Ohh no way. A liquid cooled is only ad good as its radiator and the H60 has , please excuse the language, a pieces of crap radiator. the evo or even the + version would be better. now if you went with the 90 or if you had the room an H100i then and only the n would it be worth the extra money.
  11. bgunner said:
    rolli59 said:
    The EVO is great for the price but the + is sometimes cheaper for 99% of the performance.


    yes the 212+ can be found most times cheaper but the prep-work to install it isn't worth the hassle. you need to (with a card) fill in the crevices wit thermal paste then apply the small amout to the CPU and attach. The $5-$10 extra just to put the paste on the CPU and attach is worth it, not to mention the supplied paste with the EVO is enough to do 3 while the same amount covers 1 1/2 on the +.

    Being the owner of both I just have to disagree and the little tube with both lasts me more than 3 installs.
  12. bgunner said:
    rolli59 said:
    The EVO is great for the price but the + is sometimes cheaper for 99% of the performance.


    yes the 212+ can be found most times cheaper but the prep-work to install it isn't worth the hassle. you need to (with a card) fill in the crevices wit thermal paste then apply the small amout to the CPU and attach. The $5-$10 extra just to put the paste on the CPU and attach is worth it, not to mention the supplied paste with the EVO is enough to do 3 while the same amount covers 1 1/2 on the +.


    All I do is put a slightly larger blob on the CPU, as when the cooler is tightened, the paste seeps up the crevices and keeps my CPU cool. Considering I got mine for £6/$10, it's great value.
  13. I have found that the way I prep it I get 1-2C drop in temps and equals the EVO performance.
  14. bgunner said:
    I have found that the way I prep it I get 1-2C drop in temps and equals the EVO performance.


    Might give that a try, hope I've got some spare MX-4 lying around here someplace!
  15. I already decided to buy the EVO, but now i'm considering to buy another fan to use it in a push-pull configuration. Does it has to be the same fan, or can I use another one?
  16. should be as close in specs as possible but you can run 2 different fans. If both fans run the same speed and move the same amount of air/static pressure, they will work better together than one fan that moves more air and hinders the other.
  17. To save some of the time of searching for a comparable fan - The AeroCool Shark 120mm fan is really close to the specs of the stock Hyper 212 fan....
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