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Coolermaster Hyper 212+ or Corsair H50

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November 14, 2010 7:12:39 AM

Hey right,
Well my rig has been up for about a week now and i think its time i did some overclocking not that the stock performance is slow or anything but ye. Anyways i recently bumped my cpu to 3.2Ghz from 2.93Ghz. And i noticed a 10c increase without no volt increase. My current temps are Idle: 55C Load: 90C.. if i disable HT i get 75C load, but decrease in performance. Trouble is i cant OC passed 3.2 i hit the 100c and the computer turns off...so ive decided to invest into a cooler that will allow me to hit 4Ghz. And that will fit into a NZXT M59 case and mount on a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 motherboard without touching the Heatsink or ram. Now the corsair h50 costs 3x the price of the Coolermaster but also i dont have to worry about the space it takes. The coolermaster i will have in a push/pull configuration. Two Coolermaster LED fans mounted on it. Not sure it will fit though, also which would give better performance?

Thanks in advance.
a b K Overclocking
November 14, 2010 9:45:18 AM

H50 is a better performer between the two but you haven't specified what cpu you have... i reckon from your clock speed it could be i5 760 whose turbo clock is 2.93 ghz... if it is i5 then the hyper 212+ would be the wise choice for its performance/price over the H50... its not a huge cooler so should fit with enough clearance... check the installation pics on a similar board

http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/review/cooling/cool...
http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/review/cooling/cool...

November 14, 2010 2:32:50 PM

Did you read Tom's Corsair H70 Review?

I changed my mind on the H50 or H70 after reading this, but I really care about noise! I like the Zalman. I got an older Zalman for my (currently in use) Pentium 4 CPU, and it works great.
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November 14, 2010 5:29:03 PM

abully said:
H50 is a better performer between the two but you haven't specified what cpu you have... i reckon from your clock speed it could be i5 760 whose turbo clock is 2.93 ghz... if it is i5 then the hyper 212+ would be the wise choice for its performance/price over the H50... its not a huge cooler so should fit with enough clearance... check the installation pics on a similar board

http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/review/cooling/cool...
http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/review/cooling/cool...

Thanks for the reply, nice guess but it aint the i5 760 im afraid its the i7 870 which turbo is 3.6Ghz . Im worried about the heatsink touching the Northbridge heatsink the boards uve showen me dont have a big northbridge heatsink like this 1.

http://overclockers.co.uk/pimg/MB-203-GI_400.jpg

November 15, 2010 6:14:42 AM

duk3 said:
I'd say neither and go for the A70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At $32, it performs better than the hyper 212+ and is a good deal as well.

I can get the hyper 212 for $16 and then throw some fans on it also the A70 is 126cm is width a bit too wide, that might not fit.
a c 205 K Overclocking
November 15, 2010 8:41:26 AM

If Asetek has had anything what so ever to do with the manufacturing of the H50 or H70, [and they have], I wouldn't touch it with a 500' pole.

Corsair will end up getting bit in the rear from aligning themselves with Asetek, just wait and see!

I had 3 Asetek water pumps fail, my confidence in any Asetek products is ABSOLUTE ZERO!

But it is your money!

Spend it however you want!
November 15, 2010 2:55:07 PM

If you can get the hyper 212+ for $16, get that for sure.
Where are can you find it for so cheap?
a c 324 K Overclocking
November 15, 2010 3:03:37 PM

H50/H70 are prone to leaking and failure. For under $100 budget, stick to good air coolers...they will perform on-par with either of those coolers.
November 15, 2010 6:55:46 PM

duk3 said:
If you can get the hyper 212+ for $16, get that for sure.
Where are can you find it for so cheap?

A friend that opened a computer shop offered me a corsair h50 for $35 and a hyper for $16 so i thought what the heck.
a c 205 K Overclocking
November 16, 2010 9:37:47 AM

has22fas said:
A friend that opened a computer shop offered me a corsair h50 for $35 and a hyper for $16 so i thought what the heck.


Man if you can get a Hyper 212+ for $16, that's a No Brainer, go for it!
a c 324 K Overclocking
November 16, 2010 12:22:23 PM

Yeah, avoid the H50. The H70 is a 'little' better, but only with good fans in push/pull. For the price, the 212+ is a great deal...and will perform (on average,) as good/better than an H50 in many cases. Just ensure you have good case airflow.
a b K Overclocking
November 16, 2010 12:36:07 PM

has22fas said:
A friend that opened a computer shop offered me a corsair h50 for $35 and a hyper for $16 so i thought what the heck.

At those prices buy them both and do your own testing.
a c 280 K Overclocking
November 16, 2010 8:05:22 PM

^+1 after that re-sell the bad one ;) 

I prefer the Hyper 212+, I don't have nothing against the H50/H70 but the sealed LCS just don't like me.
a c 324 K Overclocking
November 16, 2010 8:12:03 PM

The H50/H70 and others are just gimmicky coolers. The idea is somewhat cool, but poor end-product.
November 17, 2010 8:52:53 PM

Get the hyper212. I recently bought one and love it. My CPU temps idle at 22C and under load at 33C at 3.6GHz. The room does stay pretty cold but it's a great cooler.
a c 324 K Overclocking
November 17, 2010 11:18:43 PM

Saint had a good point; if they are that cheap, get them both, make your own decision then sell the other on Ebay or Craigslist.

But, I have read a lot of horror stories about the H50's and they are worth more than the number of satisfied users...I simply assume the majority of happy people may not necessarily know what's best for them and were uninformed consumers.
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