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CM Hyper 212+ or Noctua NH-D14

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March 15, 2011 8:03:31 PM

I am planning for my upcoming build I know what I want for the most part. (p8p67 pro, i5 2500k oc'ed, evga gtx 560 ti SC, 700 watt psu future sli, 8gb ram)

But now I can't make up my mine on which heatsink I want so I thought I would ask here. Do I get the 212+ w/ 2nd fan (push/pull suggestions welcome) and thermal paste (probably nt-h1) ~$50 or do I get the Noctua NH-D14 $70 - $80.

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a b K Overclocking
March 15, 2011 9:45:10 PM

it depends...what kind of fans are you putting on the cooler master hyper 212? if you put noctua fans on them you'll actually be spending more then the Noctua NH-D14. Both are pretty good coolers but if i was to choose i'd go with the Noctua NH-D14 if size don't matter to you. I have the Prolimatech Armageddon atm it works pretty good..I do need a 2nd fan for it though...it's on clearance sale right now at SVC.com for $49.99..it works perfect for tall ram heatsink...Get the NH-D14 imo you won't regret it..Atleast you'll know you have the best air cooler :) 

http://www.svc.com/armageddon.html

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a b K Overclocking
March 16, 2011 1:09:35 PM

Its not a hot processor I suggest the 212+ with the stock fan and only upgrade them if you really need to.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
March 16, 2011 3:42:13 PM

^+1 it's your rig and money but the best air-coolers money can buy aren't necessary for a SB cpu 95w.
They were designed for i7 9xx 130W and AMD X6 125W.
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March 17, 2011 3:16:56 AM

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March 17, 2011 3:37:45 AM

Thanks for the responses, decided it would be better not to go overload with the cooler and use the extra money elsewhere. Gonna try out the 212+ stock, get my OC stable then wait for summer. And see now it does in Texas in a room with no AC. And if temps get too high I can upgrade the fans or lower the OC till fall.
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