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February 4, 2011 1:54:32 PM

It's that time of the year again when I clean out my case! I worked a little and have some cash saved and so would like to upgrade my cooling. I currently have a CM Hyper 212+ in a HAF 922 case.

Rig:

i7-930 OC'ed to 3.8Ghz ASUS P6T-SE
HAF 922 CM Hyper 212+
6GB Corsair XMS3 C9
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Sapphire HD5850 Vapor-X
Corsair HX-850W


I'd like to stick with Air Cooling and not delve into the deep unknown mysterious world of Water Cooling.

What heatsink and fan should I get? My budget is about 200 SGD. I want to keep my CPU as cool as a cucumber.

Danke

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a c 182 K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 2:44:29 PM

Prolimatech Megahalems is a solid choice.
Just add a couple of good quality 120mm, 1600rpm fans.
Scythe S-Flex F or G or Slipstreams are good.
If you wanted to go mental you could get a Thermalright Silver Arrow.
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 3:07:08 PM

Tharmalright Archon>Thermal right silver arrow>NH-D14
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a b K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 3:45:22 PM

1. Noctua NH-D14 (better than Silver Arrow at high voltages)
2. Thermalright Silver Arrow
3. Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B
a c 100 K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 4:22:24 PM

I like the Tuniq Tower Extreme. Cools really well and looks even better lol. I kind of wish I had got that although I have no qualms with my Zalman CNPS10X Extreme.
a c 130 K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 4:26:40 PM

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

On the 9xx series

Top Performers

* Prolimatech Megahalems
* Thermalright Venomous-X RT
* Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2100

* ProlimaTech Super Mega
* Cogage Arrow
* ProlimaTech Armageddon
* Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
* Cogage TRUE Spirit
* Xigmatek Balder SD1283
* SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA4
* Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ

Highly Recommended

* Noctua NH-D14
* Zalman CNPS10X-Performa
* Coolink Corator-DS Heatsink
* CoolAge CA-X120TF Wind Tunnel
* Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
* Thermolab BARAM
* Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
* Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 Cooler
* Noctua NH-U12P
* Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink
* Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568
* Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet



$100 Budget
Cooler - $62 - Prolimatech Megahalems http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Fan - $11 - Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
CPU Fan - $11 - Same
Fan Cable - $8 - Akasa PWM AK-CB002 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_P...


$50 Budget
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a b K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 4:47:53 PM

fakie said:
It's that time of the year again when I clean out my case! I worked a little and have some cash saved and so would like to upgrade my cooling. I currently have a CM Hyper 212+ in a HAF 922 case.

Rig:

i7-930 OC'ed to 3.8Ghz ASUS P6T-SE
HAF 922 CM Hyper 212+
6GB Corsair XMS3 C9
WD Caviar Black 1TB
Sapphire HD5850 Vapor-X
Corsair HX-850W


I'd like to stick with Air Cooling and not delve into the deep unknown mysterious world of Water Cooling.

What heatsink and fan should I get? My budget is about 200 SGD. I want to keep my CPU as cool as a cucumber.

Danke


Ok well since your on the English site, you first should tell us what 200 SGD is. I'm 37 years old and never heard of a SGD. I am familiar with Pounds, Euro's and Dollars which is most common among English speaking Countries.

Were not mind readers and never will be.

Secondly, you would be replacing a A rated cooler with a A+ rated cooler which really doesn't make a lot of sense unless your temps are too high. Secondly you could just add another fan to your 212+, which would improve your temps....

Yet you never even mentioned your temps.... :heink: 
a b K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 6:25:48 PM

geekapproved said:
Yet you never even mentioned your temps.... :heink: 


I was going to ask the same thing. You want to go cooler, that's fine. But would be interesting to know what your ambient temps are and what your PC runs at, idle and full load.
a b K Overclocking
February 4, 2011 7:34:50 PM

Whats wrong with your Hyper 212 plus? Arent those suppose to be really good, especially if you get 2 2000rpm fans in a push pull setup? From benchmarks i saw it keep up with the Prolimatech. Here is the benchmark i saw.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

But if you really do wanna change the cpu cooler i'd go with the Noctua NH-D14. Because the fans alone on the NH-D14 are expensive and are probably the best fans on the market. $30 for the 140mm fan and $25 for the 120mm fan.
February 4, 2011 10:29:55 PM

Woops. SGD = Singapore Dollar. lol


200 Singapore dollars = 153.71600 U.S. dollars

My idle temps are 46 degrees Celsius, or 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit
At 100% load running P95, temps are 77 degrees Celsius or 170.6 degrees Fahrenheit

I was using CoreTemp to check the temps.

Ambient temperatures are normally 25-30+ Celsius. Singapore is warm =S
My temps aren't good, are they?

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a c 182 K Overclocking
February 5, 2011 5:46:23 AM
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Honestly that's not too bad i've seen worse on this forum.
Usually guys from India.
So far i haven't seen a cooler recommendation i disagree with.
And that includes your 212+.
You could always add another 200mm MegaFlow fan in your side panel.
And reseat your 212+ with a higher quality paste.
The side fan would probably decrease temps at least 2-3C.
And a good paste another 2-4C.
If that doesn't prove sufficient you aren't really out anything because you'd still have the paste for re-use and another fan doesn't hurt in your climate.
a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2011 12:59:25 PM

fakie said:
My idle temps are 46 degrees Celsius, or 114.8 degrees Fahrenheit
At 100% load running P95, temps are 77 degrees Celsius or 170.6 degrees Fahrenheit

I was using CoreTemp to check the temps.

Ambient temperatures are normally 25-30+ Celsius. Singapore is warm =S
My temps aren't good, are they?

^+1. Those temps aren't bad. Your ambient is putting up a high hurdle as it is. You could do better with a more expensive cooler, but unless you're always running at max and your PC is heating your house I wouldn't worry about it. I'd put the money towards some more RAM, an SSD, or save it for a better GPU in the future. But, that's me. Comfort level with temperature and spending priorities are a personal thing so in the end it's up to you.

A couple folks have posted the hardwarecanuks review. I'll link two more here which compare a number of coolers.
FrostyTech uses the LGA775 socket in their review so they can make like comparisons across all their tested HSFs: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=241...
HardwareSecrets also used older hardware to equalize comparisons across tested HSFs: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hy...

And for what it's worth I'll throw in my own experience, granted this is only a test of the stock 1156 cooler vs. the Hyper 212+ so may be more interesting to others:

I installed a CM Hyper 212+ on my i7 860 and compared it to stock cooling. With ambient temps of 18C I hit (stock cooler vs. 212+):

Idle - Stock: 25C
Idle - 212+: 18C

Prime95 8 threads - Stock: 80
Prime95 8 threads - 212+: 51

IBT 5x High 8 threads - Stock: 85
IBT 5x High 8 threads - 212+: 53
a b K Overclocking
February 5, 2011 2:43:59 PM

That's a bit hot. Just add a second fan to you 212+
February 5, 2011 7:33:13 PM

davcon said:
Honestly that's not too bad i've seen worse on this forum.
Usually guys from India.
So far i haven't seen a cooler recommendation i disagree with.
And that includes your 212+.
You could always add another 200mm MegaFlow fan in your side panel.
And reseat your 212+ with a higher quality paste.
The side fan would probably decrease temps at least 2-3C.
And a good paste another 2-4C.
If that doesn't prove sufficient you aren't really out anything because you'd still have the paste for re-use and another fan doesn't hurt in your climate.


+1!

I would reseat the 212+ with high quality paste (AS5), add a second stock 212+ fan, and a proper Y cable so both fans spin at the same speeds. I don't think it is worth spending more than that on air cooling. The 212+ has been shown to keep up with most of the top air coolers and entry level water cooling, like the H50, within a few degrees.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b K Overclocking
February 6, 2011 4:54:58 AM

Another option would be getting a Cooler Master N520. Two 120mm fans and the Y connector that beekermartin mentioned. Also inexpensive.
February 13, 2011 12:01:31 AM

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