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Coolermaster Hyper 212+ or the v8? both same price of $49.99

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July 7, 2010 11:54:07 PM

Im using a i5 750 cpu planning on overclocking a little bit. Not sure when though just wanted to change the stock cpu cooler. Any thoughts? or anything better at around 49.99?

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July 8, 2010 12:07:40 AM

the Hyper 212+ is generally regarded as the best bang for your buck. I'd definately reccomend that with some Arctic Silver 5 thermal grease
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July 8, 2010 12:12:20 AM

lowriderflow said:
the Hyper 212+ is generally regarded as the best bang for your buck. I'd definately reccomend that with some Arctic Silver 5 thermal grease

But if i can get the v8 for same price still go for the 212?
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July 8, 2010 1:31:30 AM

The Hyper 212 is regarded as the best bang for the buck because it's often 20-30$, like that Micro Center link. For $50, I'd rather spend $10 more and chose something like a Megahalems (or that Spire Thermax Eclipse II).

This is what I have, and it's served me well... it's $25 with MIR!
Core Contact Freezer 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=252...
It's not far down the list at all, and it's cheaper.

EDIT: One more thing, Spire Thermax Eclipse II is $55 and dominating right now. http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=252...
Looks really good... that's what I would buy.
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July 8, 2010 2:05:20 AM

green300 said:
Using a Sunbeam CCF 120 here too. Great temps and I would recommend it to anyone as well. OP would need to get the 1156 adapter which is another $10. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... But he could get that back IF he hit the $15 MIR.


Ooo, good point, forgot about that O_O.
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July 8, 2010 2:10:22 AM

That Spire does look like a nice unit...
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July 8, 2010 3:44:48 AM

where can you buy the spire?
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July 8, 2010 3:47:00 AM

what about this one?

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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July 8, 2010 2:31:31 PM

Guess I couldn't find the spire here in the states either..

This is Frosty's socket 775 test results for the 212, note the 9700 results as well as the CCF.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=241...

If your thinking Zalman and spending more like $50, the Zalman CPNS10X has your 1156 attachments.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Frosty results

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=249...

THEE most important thing that's not been talked about is your case, do you have room for a big A/M cooler ? Fans in side panels can interfere with coolers.

Take your time a read as many reviews as you can before buying !

side note: some coolers require removing motherboard to install a backing plate, ie 212+
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July 8, 2010 4:52:53 PM

green300 said:
Guess I couldn't find the spire here in the states either..

This is Frosty's socket 775 test results for the 212, note the 9700 results as well as the CCF.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=241...

If your thinking Zalman and spending more like $50, the Zalman CPNS10X has your 1156 attachments.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Frosty results

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=249...

THEE most important thing that's not been talked about is your case, do you have room for a big A/M cooler ? Fans in side panels can interfere with coolers.

Take your time a read as many reviews as you can before buying !

side note: some coolers require removing motherboard to install a backing plate, ie 212+


Yeah, you're right I can't find it anywhere either. The review says it sells at the "9 usual heatsink stores", but I guess not. =/

So far, depending on how much you want to spend, and what deals you can get, I'd buy:

$20-$30: Hyper 212+

$40: CCF 120

$60: Megahalems
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July 8, 2010 5:12:00 PM

I hear nobody ever gets the rebates from sunbeamtech. I bought the cooler cause I figured I would get it for $25 after the rebate, but I then read about how it is a major ordeal to try to get it from them or to get newegg to pay for it, so I e-mailed them and they just sent me an RAM approval and have waived the restocking fee because it is unopened.

I got the Scyth Mugen 2 instead, which was $40 at micro center (cheaper than shipping over newegg.
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July 8, 2010 6:48:32 PM

Yea i just choose the sunbeam even if i dont get my rebate if thats the worst about this product then its ok by me. On the frosty tech review it keeps the temps low and performs well and isnt too loud either. So hopefully i can mount it ok and everything goes well.
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July 8, 2010 6:49:02 PM

Best answer selected by k1ngkev1n1.
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July 8, 2010 6:57:00 PM

The hyper 212+ is in stock at amazon for $30.
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July 8, 2010 9:25:35 PM

I pretty much just returned it on shear principle, and I probably won't be ordering anything from them or tuniq (one of their brands) for awhile.

The mugen 2 ranks lower on frosty tech, but it ranks higher on other sites. I am overclocking this weekend and I'll see how it does. I don't believe it is that much worst, and think there is a lot of results that can change based on standard deviation. Also, I think Frostytech's methodology has its own set of problems, for all the good it does.
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