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May 5, 2010 8:01:03 PM

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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May 5, 2010 8:20:46 PM

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
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May 5, 2010 8:36:10 PM

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.
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May 5, 2010 8:40:23 PM

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
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May 5, 2010 8:49:53 PM

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 :) 
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May 5, 2010 8:57:00 PM

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?
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May 5, 2010 8:59:58 PM

Sounds like you have your heart set on the Hyper. :) 
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May 5, 2010 9:02:51 PM

:)  lol, you could call it love at first site! thnx bro!
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May 5, 2010 9:05:40 PM

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May 6, 2010 12:04:28 AM

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_conten...
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

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