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Hyper 212+ or Corsair H50

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a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 2:49:51 PM

Hi people, I need a little advice.

Currently I have a X4 955 (stock speed) with a TT V9 case, a GTX260 and 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer.

My temps at stock in idle are 38c-43C and in load hits the 58C, now, I want OC my CPU and here is my question:

Can will see a better performance and temps with the Hyper 212+ or with the H50?

Thanks for your time and the advice.

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a b K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 3:08:59 PM

The answer to your questions is it depends on quite a few factors. My tendency would be to say try the Hyper 212+ and see what happens.

Installing a third party cpu heatsink usually results in lower cpu core temperatures. Individual results will vary. There are many other factors involved in reducing operating temperatures.

Hmmmm.....maybe I should prepare a general purpose list of all the various factors that can affect cpu core temperatures.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 4:23:52 PM

What other factors?, I want the best price/performance, obviously, if I buy the H50, also would buy a waterblock for the chipset and GPU.
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a b K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 4:48:08 PM

have you read the water cooling thread posted by Conumdrum? It is the sticky at the very top of this forum section:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256607-29-watercoolin...

I'll work on the air cooling factors this evening. It will take a little bit of time because explanations are required.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 4:50:59 PM

Ok, take your time.
a b K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 6:52:10 PM

FYI, the H50 is a sealed system. I have seen quite a few users mod it including users that added other blocks. However, this will void your warranty.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 7:01:46 PM

^So, what other LCS would you recommend?
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 7:39:41 PM

^Independent of the price. Which is my better option? The price will be my 2nd important item.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 7:44:46 PM

^That's is a better answer. So, the 212+ is enough or would you suggest another one.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 23, 2010 7:58:24 PM

Mid tower. Is a Thermaltake V9
February 23, 2010 10:02:44 PM

Quote:
He doesn't NEED a serious WC kit.


YOU don't know if he wants or needs a serious watercooling kit, and if he is willing to pay for said kit. The advantage of this kit is that he will be able to upgrade it later to support different cpu's and other components.

-ouch1
a b K Overclocking
February 24, 2010 12:54:21 AM

saint19 - OK! Did my 2 hour workout at the gym, had supper, and painted some channel molding. I'm going to start writing but it will take a while. I'm pretty sure it will be a long post. I also want to double check tehcnical references so I don't wind up posting incorrect information. Did that the other day with power supply PFC. I'll probably start a new thread for it. I'm considering writing it like an article - "Air Cooling - The Forgotten Factors". :) 
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 24, 2010 1:53:48 AM

Ok JohnnyLucky, take your time. Like you say, this could be a long post.
February 24, 2010 12:50:43 PM

I would personally recommend the Hyper 212+ over the H50. A couple weeks ago i bought the 212+ because I was looking for a better option to cool my 9850BE so I could overclock it and the cooler I had was not cutting it what so ever. I did a lot of research and wanted a cooler that would be reasonably quiet, efficient, and not break the bank. I was looking into the H50 because of the "oh sweat its water cooled" factor but from everything I could find about the cooler it just did not cut it and was more of a novelty. Everything I found about the Hyper 212+ on the other hand gave it great reviews and everyone seemed to be praising it and loved it.

At that point I went to my local MicroCenter and they just happened to have the 212 on sale so I purchased it. Once installed (which is sorta a pain but still doable) I fired up the system and the first thing I noticed was that the temps dropped at idle at least 10c, under load they went from being over 70c and climbing on my old cooler to never going over 43c even after stress testing for over an hour (results may vary).

In short, I recommend the CM Hyper 212+ because of excellent cooling performance, versatility options of using cooler for many different MOBO's, CPU's, and fan configurations, and also a great price for what you get.
February 24, 2010 1:12:14 PM

The H50 definitely performs better if you utilize 2 fans in a push/pull setup. I have an H50 on my OC i7 build and it cools just as it should. If you have an H50 and you aren't getting solid temps I'd say either you may have bunged up the application of the thermal grease or you may want to try the 2 fan push/pull solution. Temperature benches show the H50 performing much better this way.
a b K Overclocking
February 24, 2010 4:53:41 PM

Get the 212+ and use the rest of the cash for other needed upgrades...

The H50 is a great CPU cooler, just not outstanding at 80.00$

I play games and bench at 3.8/3.9Ghz on a daily basis and my temps never reach 45c, as a matter of fact at 3.8Ghz my CPU will idle at 27/28c and max out at 43c (large FFT's @ over 4 hrs). The 212+ can achieve similar results so it is a no-brainer =)

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/OvrClkr/newidl...



http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv199/OvrClkr/load38...

a c 280 K Overclocking
February 25, 2010 4:41:08 PM

Best answer selected by saint19.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 25, 2010 4:44:35 PM

Well, finally I choose the Hyper 212+. Few minutes ago I ordered one from microcenter at $23.99, now I have wait at least 15th days 'till this arrive to my country :( 
a b K Overclocking
February 25, 2010 4:59:03 PM

saint19 said:
Well, finally I choose the Hyper 212+. Few minutes ago I ordered one from microcenter at $23.99, now I have wait at least 15th days 'till this arrive to my country :( 


Colombia right?
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 25, 2010 5:27:46 PM

^Yeah, the microcenter don't send me the cooler 'till here, so, i have to use a "company" that buy for me and import the cooler to my country.
a b K Overclocking
February 25, 2010 5:53:18 PM

wow, I hope you got a good deal cause the shipping alone should be outrageous..
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 25, 2010 6:00:02 PM

^Yeah, $3.7 per American pound. Miami-Bogota
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