Heatsink for Core i5 3.33GHz

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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  1. The V8 is the weakest of those coolers.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1389/6/
  2. 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-plus-review/7

    Plus you can go with dual fan and still be cheaper than all of those coolers and perform great.
  3. But I see the other three have very good temps
  4. 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.
  5. 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?Submit=ENE&N=100008000%2050002108&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=574%7C35%2D103%2D055%5E35%2D103%2D055%2DTS%2C35%2D181%2D011%5E35%2D181%2D011%2DTS%2C35%2D185%2D142%5E35%2D185%2D142%2DTS
  6. For me, based on previous experience, I have had a better involvements with Noctua and Corsair.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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=N82E16835181011
    I think the A70 is for you since it seems you're leaning that way and the price is good.
  11. The 212+ would be a good choice.

    Much better value over a V8. I just got the V8 because it looks sexy!!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. OMG I think I may buy that deal :lol:
    It's so... Awesome...
  15. 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.
  16. Sad face...
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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