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January 15, 2013 5:20:54 PM

So i got my i7 3770k that is still running on the stock cooler. I would like to get a new cooler since while gaming or renderind 3r temp go up about 65-70 degrees celcius and it's in winter (i can't imagine the temperature in about 35-40 degrees ambient in summer).

I was searching on the internet and found these:

CoolerMaster TPC 812 ( )
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO ( )
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 plus ( )
Prolimatech Black Megahalems ( )

I am still undecided what to choose. The 212+ and evo are both good cooler and the 212+ is cheaper. I love the black megahalems since they match to the black color of my 800D, but don't know anything about the performance on an i7 ivy bridge with a push-pull config. What do you think?


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January 15, 2013 6:14:34 PM

Prolimatech Black Megahalems a great one! ram cannot be taller than 42mm if you want to use the fan on certain motherboards.

a great site for cooling info
a b K Overclocking
January 15, 2013 6:21:46 PM

Hyper 212 Evo.
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a b K Overclocking
January 16, 2013 1:37:50 PM

From that chart it shows the evo only being .9c warmer... but 5.3 dBA quieter not to mention the Evo is $35 cheaper.
a c 296 K Overclocking
January 16, 2013 1:46:46 PM

I'd go with the Megahalems, always that fit with your RAM.
January 16, 2013 1:49:02 PM

36dBA seems a little loud for me, I try to stay under 20dBA. I know that doesnt really help narrow your choice on those, but its the best advice I can give you ha.
a b K Overclocking
January 16, 2013 1:50:01 PM

First frostytech is not good for actual temp difference. Nor is it really good for anything but a general sense of a cooler hierarchy. It's the worst benchmarking site that I have ever laid eyes on. I and many others could point out dozens of incorrect or misleading data on that site. Don't use it.

Second, if your ambient temp get close to 40c in the summer the evo is going to hit at least the same temps you are now or higher in the summer. You want the largest mass and surface area you can afford in your environment since it is so hot in your computer room.

If themegahalems is the biggest heat sink you can afford get it. I know it is a very good cooler!
January 16, 2013 2:05:20 PM

Have you considered any of the Noctua coolers? Most of them are quiet and perform well, not to mention their fantastic mounting system and construction. The only downside is that they tend to cost a pretty penny. I recently purchased the NH-C12P SE14 for my mini-ITX build and have heard some good things. It may not be at the top of the cooling charts, but it cools some of the motherboard components and is whisper quiet.
a b K Overclocking
January 16, 2013 2:15:06 PM

Noctuas are the Ferraris of air cooling