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Heatsink for Core i5 3.33GHz

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August 26, 2010 3:56:57 AM

Hey guys,

I previously posted a topic about heatsinks.

Now, I've narrowed my decision down to four options.

This computer will be slightly oc'ed and used for gaming, homework, and various editing.

OPTIONS:

Corsair A70
Noctua D14
Noctua U12
Cooler Master V8

Thank-you for your time.

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a b K Overclocking
August 26, 2010 5:13:09 AM

To be honest, none of them. The Hyper 212+ isn't mentioned among that legitreviews article, but it is a very cheap and affordable cooler. Off newegg the Hyper 212+ is 30$ cheaper than the V8 and 35$ cheaper than the A70. It's 50$ cheaper than the U12 and 60$ cheaper than the D14.

But according to this review it is cheaper and performs par-ish with the U12.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler-master-hyper-212-p...

Plus you can go with dual fan and still be cheaper than all of those coolers and perform great.
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August 26, 2010 5:42:30 AM

But I see the other three have very good temps
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a b K Overclocking
August 26, 2010 7:45:46 AM

Well the V8 isn't a bad cooler believe me, since i use one. It's just that the V8 is actually the weakest of those but at its price below the A70 its somewhat worth it. The U12 would probably be the best deal of them since it fits with most case/mem/mobos. But the Hyper 212+ would be the best of value/performance. Since you can buy dual fan and still be cheaper than most of the heatsinks you chose.

I.E two of the Noctua fans that come with the U12 for 20 each. 40+25=65 SO even after those quiet fans your still paying less than the U12.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
August 26, 2010 11:20:20 AM

I tend to agree somewhat with aznshinobi it's not like you are cooling a hotter cpu like an i7 8xx or 9xx series.
There are cheaper alternatives that will do a great job like the 212+ i have one but i'm not to keen on the included fan.It's a little too noisey for my liking.
What might be the perfect solution is the Scythe Mugen 2 which has a large cooling surface area and comes with a low noise fan.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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August 26, 2010 4:03:28 PM

For me, based on previous experience, I have had a better involvements with Noctua and Corsair.
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a b K Overclocking
August 26, 2010 8:34:29 PM

O.o What do you mean? "Better involvements" I use cooler master products and one being in the one spot where things fail most. The PSU and that hasn't failed me now. They also honor there rebate as they gave me a 20$ rebate on my V8 and ACTUALLY honored it unlike many big brand companies.
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August 26, 2010 8:48:09 PM

To be honest, I've never dealt with Cooler Master.

I have only dealt with Noctua fans and Corsair RAM.

The customer service I received from both was swift and easy when I needed an RMA
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a b K Overclocking
August 26, 2010 8:56:27 PM

O.o that's no reason to step out and try others. That's like saying I've never used ATI so i'm just going to buy nVidia. And when i did try ATI the 5850 was a dream. Cooler Master is a good brand. Trust me as although i don't use the Hyper 212+ I haven't faced a single problem with the V8. Also if you don't trust just look at the reviews for the Hyper 212+ on Newegg, it's VERY reliable. And has won many awards.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
August 27, 2010 9:54:20 AM

I do own a 212+ and a CM 690II case trust me Cooler Master is a top-notch quality company.
All the coolers mentioned in the thread are very good coolers.
I know aznshinobi was just trying to be helpful and save you some money by suggesting the 212+.
The 212+ is well documented at being able to handle 4Ghz overclocks and being within 6C of the very best expensive units while doing so.
No one is going to argue the fact that Noctua's are great at cooling and can do it quietly.
But a 3.3Ghz cpu can be handled by less expensive units.
So realistically you can narrow your selection down to U12@ $80 and the A70@$60.
Or save some dough and go with a 212+ @ $30 or a Scythe Mugen 2 @ $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I think the A70 is for you since it seems you're leaning that way and the price is good.
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August 27, 2010 9:34:31 PM

The 212+ would be a good choice.

Much better value over a V8. I just got the V8 because it looks sexy!!
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a b K Overclocking
August 27, 2010 9:56:22 PM

If you are going to buy a V8 you might as well buy the V6 since it is superior in every way. The best bang you will get for your money is the 212+ as mentioned above.
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August 28, 2010 12:27:27 PM

OvrClkr said:
If you are going to buy a V8 you might as well buy the V6 since it is superior in every way. The best bang you will get for your money is the 212+ as mentioned above.
Very much agree to that. I just don't like the V6's looks, but that is just taste!

I do like the idea that the V6GT has 2 fans.
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a b K Overclocking
August 28, 2010 8:29:59 PM

OMG I think I may buy that deal :lol: 
It's so... Awesome...
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a c 183 K Overclocking
August 29, 2010 11:22:55 AM

aznshinobi said:
OMG I think I may buy that deal :lol: 
It's so... Awesome...

You might be disappointed with the shipping charges i don't know.
Ncix is Canadian and sticks it to US customers shipping wise,kinda like what Newegg does to Canadian customers.
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a b K Overclocking
August 29, 2010 4:08:27 PM

Sad face...
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August 29, 2010 7:29:31 PM

Good thing I'm in Canada, and NCIX is about 2 miles (kilometers) from home :) 
Yeah, I hate that Newegg makes me pay like 20 bucks for shipping on a Noctua fan :( 
Anyways, that 45$ price isn't that same in Canada; it's 69.99 CDN
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a c 183 K Overclocking
August 29, 2010 7:50:56 PM

lorenzol said:
Good thing I'm in Canada, and NCIX is about 2 miles (kilometers) from home :) 
Yeah, I hate that Newegg makes me pay like 20 bucks for shipping on a Noctua fan :( 
Anyways, that 45$ price isn't that same in Canada; it's 69.99 CDN

Nope $49.99 and it's sold out under current sale.
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 LGA775/1156/1366 AM2/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fans
Price: $49.99 CAD
(38% OFF Reg. $79.99 Sku:42819)
SOLD OUT
Same as the Noctua fan sale
NCIX Silent Bundle Deal 2X Noctua NF-S12B ULN 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 500-700RPM
Price: $19.99 CAD
(18% OFF Reg. $24.52 Sku:47335)
SOLD OUT
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August 29, 2010 11:38:12 PM

davcon said:
Nope $49.99 and it's sold out under current sale.
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 LGA775/1156/1366 AM2/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fans
Price: $49.99 CAD
(38% OFF Reg. $79.99 Sku:42819)
SOLD OUT
Same as the Noctua fan sale
NCIX Silent Bundle Deal 2X Noctua NF-S12B ULN 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 500-700RPM
Price: $19.99 CAD
(18% OFF Reg. $24.52 Sku:47335)
SOLD OUT


Was that part of a sale or promotion? Because when I search it, it still says 79.99
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a c 183 K Overclocking
August 30, 2010 11:31:30 AM

lorenzol said:
Was that part of a sale or promotion? Because when I search it, it still says 79.99

When browsing NCIX you have to click the sales banner to access sale promos.
Canada gets two sales every week Instore & web plus web only and the US gets only one no web only promos.
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