Concerning Air cooler please read. Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Cases Overclocking Product Last response: January 2, 2012 3:33 PM in Overclocking Share kikiking January 1, 2012 12:18:55 AM What would you go for? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-103-... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The case I got last week on sale was this (only to show the cooling capability of the case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I assume what is already the better deal just saying cooling wise, if the first is better or the second cooler. More about : air cooler read Emelth January 1, 2012 2:27:50 AM Depending on how much OC'ing your gonna do Hyper 212 Plus and Hyper 212 EVO are good option for light and Medium OC CM 612 if your going to be doing high OCing kikiking January 1, 2012 2:32:04 AM ah... so the 512 is considered sub par and obsolete thanks to the hyper 212+ and evo. even with that rebate. priceless. Thanks for your info, I plan on overclocking in the future the 212+/evo looks to be it, therefore i may even just get the 612. what would you consider light to medium OC? I5 2500k wise. Related resources Looking for Test Air Cooler - Forum Good air cooler for ocing i7-2600k - Forum Which cooler for i5-2500K? Water/ Air - Forum Air Cooler for HD 6950's in crossfire config - Forum thermalright ultra 120 the best air cooler for 775? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JackNaylorPE a c 122 K Overclocking January 1, 2012 2:38:18 AM Neither....I'd get the new 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... will get ya 5-7C better than the 212..... need mroe, for 7-10C extra get the Silver Arrow kikiking January 1, 2012 3:15:01 AM i see davcon a c 174 K Overclocking January 1, 2012 5:46:03 AM The EVO imo = offers excellent price/performance ratio http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hy... festerovic a b K Overclocking January 1, 2012 6:33:24 AM wow the cooler business has sure turned into epenis warfare, by the looks of the names on that chart. kikiking January 1, 2012 8:24:12 AM indeed kikiking January 1, 2012 3:09:20 PM so is evo pwm just like 612 and skycthe davcon a c 174 K Overclocking January 1, 2012 5:00:59 PM kikiking said:so is evo pwm just like 612 and skycthe Yes all 3 coolers come equipped with pwm speed adjustable fans. nukemaster a b K Overclocking January 1, 2012 5:27:12 PM I am still a big fan of the 212+ for its price/performance ratio. I mean sometimes you get a 25$ cooler that performs within 3-5 degrees of a 60$+ cooler. kikiking January 1, 2012 7:46:03 PM where does the 212+ and evo perform within each other, maybe also the 512/20 (or what ever) and 612? kikiking January 1, 2012 7:51:09 PM nice to know about pmw adjustable fans also nukemaster a b K Overclocking January 2, 2012 2:21:25 AM The evo has a different base design and slightly better fan(and it is lit). Most modern cpu fans(and even some case fans) are PWM controlled as it is said to be more efficient and quieter(they can be loud if the board tells them to run @ 100%). The old way to control fans was with voltage. The issue with it was at too low a voltage, a fan would not start. PWM controls based on a signal that tells the fan a % speed to run at. PWM fans can be seen by the extra wire and pin(4 vs 3) PWM fans work with 3 pin boards but will be controlled by voltage and 3 pin fans work on pwm(4 pin) boards but will need to be controlled with voltage as well. Some boards like my Asus Maximus Gene-Z do not control 3 pin fans well from the cpu header at all. For that board, PWM fans work best. davcon a c 174 K Overclocking January 2, 2012 1:38:29 PM Not a big deal but the EVO fan is not lit btw. nukemaster a b K Overclocking January 2, 2012 3:33:24 PM davcon said:Not a big deal but the EVO fan is not lit btw. My bad, for some reason I thought I saw pictures of it lit. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCpu air or water cooler and psu for system ForumShould I air or water cool my gaming rig?- Please help! ForumHelp concerning 3D and GPU ForumPlease Help - Cooler & Case ForumBest CPU cooler (liquid/ air ) ForumAppropriate air cooler for an i7 975 ForumCPU fan clicking? Forum[Solved] AM3+ mounted cooler Forum[Solved] Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - PULL vs PUSH - conflict with RAM ForumSuggest cooler for amd Forum[Solved] Replacing Cooler ForumFirst ever attempt at OC: APU A6-3650. Please provide guidance. Forum[Solved] Which CPU cooler to use in a transport-able desktop? ForumTotally new so please be kind! ForumGood cooler for 4.2Ghz 2500K More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !