I am building a new system soon and was recommended a CM Hyper 212+. Looks like the best air cooler for your dollar! The case i am using is a Thermaltake Element V and plan on picking up both the second fan for the CM for push pull but also the second fan for the top of the case to both push more air over my ram and also a trifecta hopefully hitting the CPU. If anything the internet has proved is that it sometimes provides too much info and have read other places that you get a far more stable OC with water cooling so I was considering the Corsair H50. I don't plan on running a full water cooled system soon because of the $$$, but maybe in a few years when I upgrade.Just wondering what way is best for my current set up? On a side note i will be running 2 470's so might get a little warm in there?
Water generally provides a more stable OC because of lower temps... although because the H50 gets very similar temps to high end cooling, it seems a bit spendy.
It's a great cooler, but it's temperatures don't really improve much for the price premium.
I'd go air. The Hyper 212+ is great and will give you ample overclocking headroom. If you wanted a bit more, consider a CCF, or a Megahalems or something.
A full water setup would be awesome, but like you said, it's costly.
2 x 470's will get pretty warm, but if you have good airflow in your case, you'll be fine.
Yeah I found a overwhelming amount of info putting these guys up against each other but it seems in the long run you get a better max temp with the hyper 212+. Also as far as a bigger fan goes; for the time being this is as far as I can tell the largest fan I can fit in my case and still run 6 sticks of ram. I know I don't "need" 12 gb of ram but I would like it. I was considering the Megahalems but not real sure it would fit with my G. Skill Pi series? Plus for double the price and not much more cooling according to frosty tec. Also they only reviewed with 1 fan and I will be running dual. Seems like the Hyper 212+ is the fan for my thanks guys!