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Replacement cooler for i7 920

Last response: in Overclocking
September 8, 2012 1:54:39 AM

I recently acquired an i7 920 from my brother, and it came with a coolermaster V8 that he had been using with it. That works fine, however it interferes with putting the side back on my Antec 900 case. I really don't overclock so I don't need anything too extreme, but I'd like something that does a good job in a moderate price range (say $30-50?) while allowing me to put the sides back on my computer.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 8, 2012 2:32:10 AM

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

This is a very good cpu cooler and will give you solid cooling even if you overclock a bit.
a b K Overclocking
September 8, 2012 8:13:09 AM


Cm hyper 212+ will be perfect for you..:) 
Even in future, when you plan to OC, cm hyper 212+ will suffice :) 

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a c 149 K Overclocking
September 10, 2012 5:58:57 AM

212 EVO has a flat base while the 212+ has a gapped base, this means the 212 EVO has better contact between the paste and CPU. It does have a better fan too!

You'll really only see about 1-5C difference between the 2, so any of them would work.
a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2012 2:19:24 PM

Why not get the cooler that makes 1-5C difference in your temps :) 
a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2012 2:24:58 PM

There is virtually no difference in performance. The EVO lacks the grooves between the heatpipes, otherwise they are nearly identical.

Get the better bargain (212+) and spend your money elsewhere on your system.

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a c 138 K Overclocking
September 10, 2012 5:08:19 PM

There's not a whole lot of difference between the two and you could easily choose either one and have a very good cpu cooler. The Evo has a slightly higher cfm and a lower dba but also a slightly higher dba also. At Newegg the Evo is $6 more however at the Evo is $27.99.

The Hyper 212 plus is $27.16 at Amazon so again it's a flip of the coin as to which one.

Now if you live near a micro center you can get it even cheaper still $25.99.