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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX vs. CM Hyper 212 EVO

I was hyped up about buying CNPS9900 MAX, but it seems like it won't be available in my Country for at least a month (I guess all the stores buy from one distributer). To top it all off, the price has jumped up by almost $20 which is unacceptable to me.

I plan to overclock my i5 2500K between 4.0 and 4.5 GHz. Will Hyper 212 EVO suffice? I can get it right now for $34. That sounds great compared to Zalman's $64 old price and $81 new price.

Should I go for it or is there a third, better option? I was thinking about Corsair A70, but it has RAM clearance problems on my MoBo with Corsair Vengeance (non low profile).

Thanks for help.
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  1. Performance wise, the EVO is better. I "had" the Zalman.

    And yes, 2500k to 4.5Ghz the EVO will do just fine.
  2. I bought EVO in the meantime. :)

    Better at half the price, huh? That's pretty impressive.

    I was under the impression that 9900 MAX has better overall performance (at least from most benchmarks I've seen), but EVO is the king of performance per dollar.
  3. Just for community and who think that the evo better))
    My Zalman CNPS9000 7 year old freeze my Quad Q6600 33C-36C.
    New Evo 212 on the same thermo Arctic MX-4 38c-42c no lood

    i 2 time reopen my pc case for change thermo past and place of fan on the EVO

    Same shit 40-42-45 without overloading in no load!

    After 2 time i read review on the Newegg I 2 time bought things that did not fit reviews EVO 212 and PC Case
  4. Looded said:
    Just for community and who think that the evo better))
    My Zalman CNPS9000 7 year old freeze my Quad Q6600 33C-36C.
    New Evo 212 on the same thermo Arctic MX-4 38c-42c no lood

    i 2 time reopen my pc case for change thermo past and place of fan on the EVO

    Same shit 40-42-45 without overloading in no load!

    After 2 time i read review on the Newegg I 2 time bought things that did not fit reviews EVO 212 and PC Case

    Congratulations on resurrecting a 2+ year old thread.

    My EVO keeps my 2500K @ 4.3 GHz below 37 °C idle and below 60 °C under full load.
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