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hyper evo 212 0r water cooled?

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November 20, 2013 4:22:22 AM

im looking to build a new pc soon for playing games and i would like to know what i should replace the stock cooler with. im going to be using amd's a10-6800k apu clocked at 4.1hz and i would like to know if i should go with the corsair evo 212 or CORSAIR Hydro Series H90 High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 140mm?
November 20, 2013 4:45:11 AM

if you have a goog air flow inside your case , go for 212 evo .
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November 20, 2013 4:46:24 AM

Depends on how much you wanna OC.
For starters (and for that price) the EVO should be sufficient. Also, it´s really that much of a money loss if you decide to go AiO lateron.
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November 20, 2013 5:24:54 AM

Go water, that's a hot chip at stock. The 212 is a nice cooler for the price point but you'll be a lot happier with the closed loop even with the additional expense. Additionally you'll have some headroom for overclocking. Water 100%. I own a 212, has served me well, now cools an underclocked x6, my closed loop blows it out of the water.
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November 20, 2013 6:18:02 AM

Grab the EVO, the performance you would gain isn't worth the cost of the H90. If anything just save up the extra money you would have spent on the H90 and put that towards a new platform.
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November 20, 2013 8:41:11 AM

The EVO will be more than sufficient, and will still give you headroom later on, if you desire to overclock.

The real question is how much do you want to spend.
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November 20, 2013 8:23:01 PM

mouse24 said:
Grab the EVO, the performance you would gain isn't worth the cost of the H90. If anything just save up the extra money you would have spent on the H90 and put that towards a new platform.

thats probably what i'll do then. i dont plan on oc anyhow. 4.1 should be more than plenty for moderate gaming. and i heard great reviews about the evo 212 but just wasnt sure if the h90 would've been better due to quite a few review on the cpu saying it gets really hot
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November 20, 2013 9:18:10 PM

If you aren't overclocking the cpu then get a quiet $30 our less cooler. A H90 is for overclocking and the fans are loud.
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November 20, 2013 9:54:18 PM

Additionally you'll have some headroom for overclocking
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November 22, 2013 8:36:19 PM

okay. thanks for the answers everyone. i decided on going with the evo 212
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