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a b K Overclocking
February 10, 2012 12:03:29 PM

my CM hyper 212+ is starting to bore me, plus the fan gets loud when I OC my 2500k. any ideas for an upgrade (at around $50 US)? i'm thinking maybe the evga cooler (aka Swiftech Polaris 120)
a b K Overclocking
February 10, 2012 3:36:03 PM

ive looked at that one also and read the reviews (well reviewed). been waiting for newegg to get it back in stock for some time though.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
February 10, 2012 4:51:43 PM

dirtyferret said:
ive looked at that one also and read the reviews (well reviewed). been waiting for newegg to get it back in stock for some time though.

For whatever reasons seems Newegg never stocks Thermalright well or Auzentech(sound).
Two very good product lines.
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a b K Overclocking
February 12, 2012 7:37:42 PM

any opinions on the corsair A70? that cooler seems to always slip recommendations. i would probably upgrade the fan(s) though and I don't know if that is an option on the A70.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
February 12, 2012 7:43:09 PM

dirtyferret said:
any opinions on the corsair A70? that cooler seems to always slip recommendations.

It's a good cooler when you can get it for $30 or so.
I replaced a 212+ on a rig with one.
Couldn't pass it up for $30 at the time.
Quieter with 2x120mm then the 212+(one stock fan) if you use the inline resistors.
Even fit with 4 dimms of Ripjaws.
Of course you have to slide the fan up a tad.
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a b K Overclocking
February 16, 2012 10:47:25 PM

davcon said:
That would be a step backwards.
The Swiftech is louder and less efficient then a 212+.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1189-page6.html
Thermalright True Spirit (120) = thermalright fans are quiet!
http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-100700529-True-Spiri...
Google reviews and you'll see how good it is.


finally got around to reviewing the true spirit. reviews have been solid but the funny things is, HS and legit reviews both have the evga performing better. I wonder if they changed a fan on it because the heatsink looks identical to the Polaris 120. I also see the 212+ evo outperforming the true spirit (although not by much) in HS.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermalright-Tru...
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1657/5/




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a c 183 K Overclocking
February 17, 2012 12:55:56 AM

dirtyferret said:
finally got around to reviewing the true spirit. reviews have been solid but the funny things is, HS and legit reviews both have the evga performing better. I wonder if they changed a fan on it because the heatsink looks identical to the Polaris 120. I also see the 212+ evo outperforming the true spirit (although not by much) in HS.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermalright-Tru...
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1657/5/

Still it does pretty well all things considered for a $30 cooler that's also on the quiet side.
Plays well with ram kits too.
It's a bargain.
I think you're looking for more of an upgrade cooling wise.
Don't ask me how this guy fit the TS140 in his 8.27"case.= i don't get it!
True Spirit 140 = 155mm x Width 53mm x Height 170mm
http://www.amazon.com/ThermalRight-100700536-True-Spiri...
http://www.techspot.com/review/475-cpu-cooler-compariso...
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