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CPU cooler dilemma...

hey there.

i'll be placing an order for a CPU cooler in a few days time.

As i was going through i was wondering which side to lean on...

1) Prolimatech Megahlems Rev B - or -
2) Coolermaster hyper 212plus

specs are:
Asus Rampage extreme x48
Intel Q9550 @ stock
OCZ DDR3 4GB 1333Mhz Platinum Edition

i'd want to hit 4GHz on my overclock. On amazon, i can see both are nearly the same price just a pound or two +/-

appreciate the help anyone can give :) thanx! I'm open to suggestions too.
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  1. frosty tech's cpu cooler comparison also states that the hyper is 5th best. The leader is the Titan fenrir. Should i get that instead? its less than than the hyper... 37.22 pounds. hyper is 38~40 pounds. Prolimatech is 42.99 pounds :S
  2. if the Titan Fenrir is the better cooler and also cheaper, I don't see why you would consider the Hyper at all. Basically, I'd double check for physical clearance with other components on the mobo, and that there's enough room in the case; then plunk down the cash for the Fenrir.
  3. i also notced that the fenrir has a single fan in push mode. Can it be that the tests were carried out with only a single fan setup?

    If that were true, then the Hyper 212 plus is technically the winner as it capable of a push-pull setup
  4. Lutfij said:
    i also notced that the fenrir has a single fan in push mode. Can it be that the tests were carried out with only a single fan setup?

    If that were true, then the Hyper 212 plus is technically the winner as it capable of a push-pull setup



    Well - Push/Pull is definitely worth a few degrees... *if* your motherboard has room for the second fan. My rig has a Thermalright Venemous~X, which also supports Push/Pull. But I can't do that because there is a heat pipe on my motherboard's capacitors that's in the way.

    So - check that :)
  5. yeah i made sure there's clearance between the fan and the passive *bigger* mosfet cooler. wont be a problem - as i've seen a guy on overclockers.net put up a thermalright true120 extreme in push-pull setup with the fans facing rear case exhaust.

    so whatsay?
  6. Best answer
    Sounds like you have your heart set on the Hyper. :)
  7. :) lol, you could call it love at first site! thnx bro!
  8. Best answer selected by Lutfij.
  9. What CPU you use it on is very telling....frostytech has the Noctua as the #1 but in the most recent test I have seen, see 1st link below, it gets trounced by bthe Mega with a 5C difference. See the description in the same link below regarding CPU types.

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=492&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=4
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSINK
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=432&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=23
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