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URGENT! NEED HELP CHOOSING COOLER!!!

Hello community, I am debating on which cooler I should get tomorrow.

The Corsair Air Series A50 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012&Tpk=corsair%20a50

or

The Coolermaster hyper 212 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

I'm leaning more towards the 212 but if I go with the corsair, I'm afraid of the height. My case is a zalman z9.

Thanks
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  1. Also is it safe to use the thermal paste it comes with or should I also get arctic 5 silver?
  2. if all were the same, id go corsair, seems to have larger pipes.
    the 212+ is the goto cooler anymore. if guess if it is cheaper, go 212+.
    i am using the coolermaster stock paste that came with my cooler. i am satisfied with it.
  3. zero888 said:
    Hello community, I am debating on which cooler I should get tomorrow.

    The Corsair Air Series A50 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012&Tpk=corsair%20a50

    or

    The Coolermaster hyper 212 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    I'm leaning more towards the 212 but if I go with the corsair, I'm afraid of the height. My case is a zalman z9.

    Thanks

    what CPU do you have, are you going to overclock or not ?
  4. I'm using a amd phenom ii x2 560 and I do plan to o.c. it. Its currently running around 40c and only goes to about 50c. So would the 212 be sufficient or is the a50 better. the 212 is about 5 dollars cheaper where I am getting it. I need a reply soon since I am getting it tomorrow :)
  5. Best answer
    save yourself the 5$ and get the 212+. it has more users that can attest to its performance, at least here on toms.

    your temp might not get any better, but they wont get any worse.. idle may go down into the 30's, but it isnt like under load you will only run 40's, especially if you OC. but anything 55C or less, when OC is good.
  6. alright thanks. Hopefully with the 5 fans in my system, the cooling system will improve :)
  7. Best answer selected by zero888.
  8. yea agree with Mrthorp
  9. Thanks for the input. I decided to go with the A50 being that its 10 cheaper at my store. Kinda sucks though that it can only be mounted vertically (mistake for not reading). It alright though because I'm getting 25-26c on load. EPIC WIN!!!
  10. really? wow, good score then! those are great temps.
  11. Thanks. I haven't tried o.c. yet, do u have any suggestions or possible links on how to do that because I'm still a bit noobish on those things lol.
  12. just go browse the forums, there is an AMD specific one. . Alot of OC'ing comes down to your chip and mobo. modest OC's seem pretty straight forward. getting bigtime gains, takes tweaking of voltages etc. the more volts,and OC, the more temps. seems like your cooler will be able to handle a bit.
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