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Hyper 212+ or Hyper N520 for 2500k/p8p87

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January 28, 2011 5:58:06 PM

specs:
Haf 912 case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
g.skill ripjaws 2x4gb RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
p8p67 mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

First question: which is better for potential OC capabilities? nothing too intense but maybe a little OC'ing, the 212+ or N520?

Second question will they both clear my RAM? I've perused the forums and it's looking like the 212+ will but I haven't seen anything on the N520.

A lot of the reviews for the N520 said you had to switch around the way you install it from the directions or else the outtake blows the hot air towards the front of the case which is where my intake will be.

Any thoughts would be great! Thanks!
a b K Overclocking
January 29, 2011 1:23:29 AM

I would recommend the 212+. It's a great cooler, very cheap (under $30 on Amazon + free shipping), and uses bigger fans. It should clear your RAM, as it is not very long; it's nowhere near mine, even with 2 fans.

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a c 182 K Overclocking
January 29, 2011 2:13:17 PM
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I would stick with the 212+ or other coolers featuring 120mm fans.
They generally operate quieter and have good base height clearance for ram kits.
The Tuniq Tower 120's and Xigmatek S1283's are also very good coolers.
The Zalman CNPS10X line would also be suitable.
You'll have no ram clearance issues with these coolers and Ripjaws(41mm)
Plus all the mentioned coolers will fit in your case.
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January 31, 2011 2:42:49 AM

Best answer selected by akromam90.
January 31, 2011 9:08:59 AM

i got the hyper 212+ it is a superb cooler. the fan that came with it was rated 2000rpm but i set the rpm to 900 and it's very quiet now and my i5 661 runs at 3.6ghz at 58C under max load
January 31, 2011 12:53:18 PM

Excellent in my cart paired with the 2500k for a little savings! Now do I need to buy a 2nd 92mm fan? I noticed that it says it's expandable for a second fan? So should I use the push/pull method and buy a 2nd 92mm?
a b K Overclocking
January 31, 2011 1:28:15 PM

No, the Hyper 212+ uses standard 120x25mm fans. It will come with two fan brackets, but only one fan. Just find another fan to put on there and you'll be good to go.
January 31, 2011 5:10:31 PM

I had the same question regarding the 212 and clearance on the ASUS motherboard. Found a great write up that shows that clearance isn't a problem with the RAM, Video cards or heatsinks even if you were to use a monster cooler...

ASUS Motherboard Review

a b K Overclocking
January 31, 2011 6:58:46 PM

GideonWright said:
I had the same question regarding the 212 and clearance on the ASUS motherboard. Found a great write up that shows that clearance isn't a problem with the RAM, Video cards or heatsinks even if you were to use a monster cooler...

ASUS Motherboard Review


The Titan Fenrir would probably cause some issues...it definitely did in my case.
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