I have a Core i5 2500k currently at stock cooler. Im running a 4.0ghz overclock to play Skyrim decently.
My temps are reaching 70c at full load so I want to upgrade my cpu fan.
Many people suggested the CM hyper 212+ because it is best price/performance wise.
However I do have some questions before I buy this cooler.
1. Will I be able to attach it without removing the motherboard from the case?? I have a CM HAF 912 advance case.
2. Given the huge heatsink of cm hyper 212+, will it not disrupt airflow on my case?
I have the following fans:
bottom-front : 1x200mm intake
side : 1x120mm intake
rear : 1x120mm exhaust
top : 1x200mm exhaust
The hyper 212+ is a good cooler. I would suggest the cooler master hyper n 520. They have it at new egg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for 33.99 and it has a 10.00 mail in rebate so it brings it down to 23.99.. Now I had a haf 932 case pretty much same fan configuration as your haf 912. I had the hyper n 520 in there which has a push pull method and my temps on my i5 2500k never got over 45c i was running at 4.2 ghz. On my haf 932 i did have to take my motherboard out to install the cooler so I would probably plan on having to do that on your rig. The cooler is extremely easy to install. Good luck and if you have any more questions just ask =-)
I have the Cooler Master Hyper 212 + and I am using it on my Intel® Core™ i7-2600K and it does help out. In order to mount this Cooler you are going to have to remove the board to mount the cooler. There is a mounting braket that goes on the back of the board that allows you to connect the cooler to. I am happy with how easy and quick it was about to mount this HSF (heatsink/fan).