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Cooler for Athlon II x3 435?

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September 30, 2011 11:27:46 AM

I've enabled ACC in the BIOS and set all cores to +12%. I've also enabled unleashing mode and unlocked the CPU to a Phenom II x4 B35.

Unfortunately, if I try to overclock the CPU after enabling unleashing mode, the temperatures reach 70+ degrees Celsius on the stock Athlon II x3 435 cooler, so I think it's time for a new fan.

http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129...
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
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http://ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10-212P-G1&...

From the fans I've listed above, which do you think would be the best performance-wise (ignoring fan noise & installation difficulty)?

Afaik, the second one is the best. I'm not sure though.

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a c 286 K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 1:50:43 PM

Get the hyper 212+ if your budget is limited, that's a very good cooler for the price and performance. If you get something better, the cooler master V6GT is very solid.
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 2:10:53 PM

saint19 said:
Get the hyper 212+ if your budget is limited, that's a very good cooler for the price and performance. If you get something better, the cooler master V6GT is very solid.

+ 1 regarding the 212+. It is hard to beat the 212+ in terms of cost/performance ratios. Just make sure you have sufficient clearance in your case.
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a c 286 K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 2:18:03 PM

Yeah, or try to look for the Hyper 212 Evo, the new cooler oriented to keep the Hyper 212+ supremacy in price/performance
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 2:31:20 PM

Since Coolermaster is dishonest, I do not recommend buying any of their products. Fortunately, they have equivalent competition. The Xigmatek Gaia is a virtually identical 120mm cooler, made by a company that does not put liar labels on any of their PSUs, or make false claims as to what protection circuits they possess.
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September 30, 2011 3:05:45 PM

Onus said:
Since Coolermaster is dishonest, I do not recommend buying any of their products. Fortunately, they have equivalent competition. The Xigmatek Gaia is a virtually identical 120mm cooler, made by a company that does not put liar labels on any of their PSUs, or make false claims as to what protection circuits they possess.


We are talking about cooler right?
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 3:36:21 PM

Onus said:
Since Coolermaster is dishonest, I do not recommend buying any of their products. Fortunately, they have equivalent competition. The Xigmatek Gaia is a virtually identical 120mm cooler, made by a company that does not put liar labels on any of their PSUs, or make false claims as to what protection circuits they possess.

Huh? What are you talking about? Sounds like a new thread (just a suggestion).
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September 30, 2011 3:57:01 PM

Onus said:
Since Coolermaster is dishonest, I do not recommend buying any of their products. Fortunately, they have equivalent competition. The Xigmatek Gaia is a virtually identical 120mm cooler, made by a company that does not put liar labels on any of their PSUs, or make false claims as to what protection circuits they possess.



Wow. Seriously? I'm not going to support a dishonest company. Thank you for letting me know.

Also, I'm just wondering how you guys know the Hyper 212+ is the best one. Just from previous benchmarks? The second one got a lot of good reviews, so I'm sort of torn between listening to TomsHardware's folks and some of the consumers' reviews. I can't seem to find a website that benchmarks CPU fans and puts them in a hiearchy list/chart.

In other words, I just need a small explanation to your choice (just so I can be confident when/if I buy it, because at least I would have some sort of proof to convince me).
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 4:08:28 PM

tahayassen said:
Wow. Seriously? I'm not going to support a dishonest company. Thank you for letting me know.

Before you throw Cooler Master under the bus, I suggest you look into this controversy yourself. I have no clue what jtt283 is referring to.

While he may have a point, it surely isn't a huge deal across the 'Net as I can find nothing to support his position. Sounds like a personal gripe to me and to be fair to jtt283, may be a big deal to him. I can just find no meaningful evidence to support his position.

Regarding HSF recommendations, there are many great products available. The CM 212+ is one of the most highly recommended, by multiple sources, on the market today.

Good luck!

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a c 286 K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 4:22:45 PM

tahayassen said:
Wow. Seriously? I'm not going to support a dishonest company. Thank you for letting me know.

Also, I'm just wondering how you guys know the Hyper 212+ is the best one. Just from previous benchmarks? The second one got a lot of good reviews, so I'm sort of torn between listening to TomsHardware's folks and some of the consumers' reviews. I can't seem to find a website that benchmarks CPU fans and puts them in a hiearchy list/chart.

In other words, I just need a small explanation to your choice (just so I can be confident when/if I buy it, because at least I would have some sort of proof to convince me).


We say that's the best one for price/performance when you test it against another cooler than cost twice and you get very similar temps or even, better temps.

You never should base your buy in costumer reviews, the same vendors says that.

For raking cooler, check this page.
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
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September 30, 2011 4:27:46 PM

Best answer selected by tahayassen.
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a b K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 8:33:55 PM

I believed my comment was relevant to the thread because the OP was considering buying a Coolermaster product. And no, my own personal gripes with their case quality are not involved.
Read the Coolermaster PSU reviews at HardwareSecrets.com. Most are overrated, and at least one lacks protection circuits it claims to have. In other words, the company lies about some of its products. That's dishonest. I don't believe a company that is dishonest deserves business, particularly when even its better products have equivalent competition (e.g. the Xigmatek Gaia).
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a c 286 K Overclocking
September 30, 2011 8:40:56 PM

I'd agree with jtt283 if this post was related to PSUs, I prefer Corsair or seasonic but this post was about cooler and in that part CM build excellent products.
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