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April 13, 2012 4:39:29 PM

Just wondering what would be the best heatsink for a Phenom II x6 1055t and in the future a 2600k. Would the hyper 212+ be sufficient for oc'ing or would the thermaltake frio be? Or should I just go all out and get a DH14 or H100 and if so which would be better? I would like it to be under 60 dollars but if the 100 dollar ones work that much better i will buy one. Please give suggestions on any one that you think would be the best. Thanks

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April 14, 2012 7:54:03 AM

If you had high ram heatsink and 4pcs like vegeance use H100 , if lowsink use D14 , and depend your budget :D 
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April 14, 2012 8:05:06 AM

212 Evo would be more than sufficient if your case can take it, and it's great value for money.

My reasoning is, for a 4x core 960T under stress it was 40deg C (ambient 25degC)

And even unlocked to a 6x core, OC'd at 3.7 Ghz it peaks at 50DegC!

And all this for 50 bucks NZD. Cannot go wrong there..
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April 14, 2012 3:07:23 PM

henydiah said:
If you had high ram heatsink and 4pcs like vegeance use H100 , if lowsink use D14 , and depend your budget :D 

So if i am going to get 4 slots all filled up with vengeance ram i should probable go with the h100?
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April 14, 2012 3:11:04 PM

teh_gerbil said:
212 Evo would be more than sufficient if your case can take it, and it's great value for money.

My reasoning is, for a 4x core 960T under stress it was 40deg C (ambient 25degC)

And even unlocked to a 6x core, OC'd at 3.7 Ghz it peaks at 50DegC!

And all this for 50 bucks NZD. Cannot go wrong there..

ok, but why would i not choose the 212+ over the evo? what is the difference between the two?
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April 14, 2012 7:45:28 PM

DoubleJukeFTW said:
ok, but why would i not choose the 212+ over the evo? what is the difference between the two?


Only a mere 2-3 DegC, but the 212+ is becoming hard to find, just letting you know the 212 evo is just as good, if not better better.

In terms of hardware, they're almost identical, but the evo has better heatpipe contact with your CPU (the + had small lines of aluminium between the heatpipe bit where they contact the CPU)

Source: http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/heatsinksfa...

It's relatively easy to fit, but it does require you to remove your mobo from your case.

It's also very, very quiet. Even with a hole in my case (didn't fit with side fan) I actually can't hear it over the HDD noise!

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April 14, 2012 7:51:05 PM

teh_gerbil said:
Only a mere 2-3 DegC, but the 212+ is becoming hard to find, just letting you know the 212 evo is just as good, if not better better.

In terms of hardware, they're almost identical, but the evo has better heatpipe contact with your CPU (the + had small lines of aluminium between the heatpipe bit where they contact the CPU)

Source: http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/heatsinksfa...

It's relatively easy to fit, but it does require you to remove your mobo from your case.

It's also very, very quiet. Even with a hole in my case (didn't fit with side fan) I actually can't hear it over the HDD noise!

Good to know, thank you so much! One more question lol, do you know how the perform against a dh-14? i know the dh is better but for overclocking, is the price to performance better for the 212?
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April 14, 2012 8:02:58 PM

No worries, I did quite a bit of study before I bought my wee cooler.

As for the (I presume you mean the NH-D14) Dh-14-

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...

Tom's decided for some really bizarre reason to give it the best cooler for their i7 in the above link. Despite the fact that the 212 was by a wide margin, the best cooler in temperatures/noise/price. Go figure.

If you flick through though,

The nh-d14 - min 16 max 45
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The 212 - min 16 max 51

But, the Nh-d14 is worth (minimum in NZ was $200) 4 times the 212 evo ($50 NZD)
So for 4 times the money, you get an extra 6 deg of cooling in a very very very high end CPU, I daresay that would drop considerably for a 1055t, or 2600k. Not to mention, you can always pop another fan on the evo and increase it's overall cooling capacity

Source:http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/24581-cooler-master-h...

As you can see, putting another fan on ($10) rewards you with a further 2-3degC temp drop. but, for 1055 wouldn't be necessary, but is a nice to have in case you want to go crazy OC with the 2600k.
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April 14, 2012 8:13:30 PM

teh_gerbil said:
No worries, I did quite a bit of study before I bought my wee cooler.

As for the (I presume you mean the NH-D14) Dh-14-

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...

Tom's decided for some really bizarre reason to give it the best cooler for their i7 in the above link. Despite the fact that the 212 was by a wide margin, the best cooler in temperatures/noise/price. Go figure.

If you flick through though,

The nh-d14 - min 16 max 45
VS
The 212 - min 16 max 51

But, the Nh-d14 is worth (minimum in NZ was $200) 4 times the 212 evo ($50 NZD)
So for 4 times the money, you get an extra 6 deg of cooling in a very very very high end CPU, I daresay that would drop considerably for a 1055t, or 2600k. Not to mention, you can always pop another fan on the evo and increase it's overall cooling capacity

Source:http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/24581-cooler-master-h...

As you can see, putting another fan on ($10) rewards you with a further 2-3degC temp drop. but, for 1055 wouldn't be necessary, but is a nice to have in case you want to go crazy OC with the 2600k.

ok, and yes i did mean the nh-d14, i just for some reason put dh14 lol. thank you so much for the help. But i must say, that $200 price tag is expensive, in th US it is $95-105 unless there is a sale ande the 212 evo is $35. I also do like the look of the evo way better than the nh-d14 bc i have a huge side window and i dont want a brown and tan mess in the way even though i have heard it provides superb cooling, also i like the evo bc it takes up less space which means i wont have to sacrifice any ram slots! Thanks again for your help!
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April 14, 2012 8:13:39 PM

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April 14, 2012 10:25:13 PM

No worries, glad my research was useful for someone else. :) 

Yes, i agree, the sheer utilitarian look of the evo means business.
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