Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Cooler master hyper 212 plus vs cooler master hyper 212 evo

Last response: in Components
Share
April 26, 2012 9:59:32 PM

which heatsink do you think is better for an i5 2500k ? especially for gaming
April 26, 2012 10:05:13 PM

they are more or less the exact same cooler. if price is an issue get the 212+, if you want a possible 1-2C (at best) performance increase then try the evo.

either will the job with no issue. i have the 212+ on my 2500k CPU, works fine and keeps the CPU cool.
m
0
l
April 26, 2012 10:07:23 PM

Get the 212+ and spend the extra cash on a second 120mm fan. Will perform measurably better than the Evo.
m
0
l
Related resources
April 26, 2012 10:09:42 PM

willard said:
Get the 212+ and spend the extra cash on a second 120mm fan. Will perform measurably better than the Evo.

+1
m
0
l

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2012 10:14:20 PM

willard said:
Get the 212+ and spend the extra cash on a second 120mm fan. Will perform measurably better than the Evo.


+2
I use the CM 212+ with 2X CM SickleFlow 120's and Arctic silver 5. My my CPU is overclocked +1.25Ghz and my cores still only idle at room temperature and never exceed 30c even after 24+ hours of stress testing. My whole cooling setup set me back about $55.00 (Not mentioning case fans)
Share
April 26, 2012 11:13:09 PM

wow you guys have some interesting information, but one more question, the evo has the heat pipes together and the 212+ doesn't, i was debating because i heard if you have the heat pipes together then you can have more thermal conductivity.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2012 11:16:40 PM

persona said:
wow you guys have some interesting information, but one more question, the evo has the heat pipes together and the 212+ doesn't, i was debating because i heard if you have the heat pipes together then you can have more thermal conductivity.


That theory is kind of hit or miss. Yes in theory it is true but all the same if you make sure to apply the TP to the 212+ in a fashion that fills any gaps between the heatpipes and the block than the Evo's heat pipe are a mute point.
m
0
l
April 26, 2012 11:32:50 PM

persona said:
wow you guys have some interesting information, but one more question, the evo has the heat pipes together and the 212+ doesn't, i was debating because i heard if you have the heat pipes together then you can have more thermal conductivity.

What you don't know is that the Evo was made to support the LGA 2011 socket, and as said above it differs 1-2C from the hyper 212+.
As long as you have the LGA 1155 socket, go for the 212+
m
0
l
May 6, 2012 5:46:37 PM

Best answer selected by persona.
m
0
l
August 16, 2013 10:55:06 AM

cmi86 said:
persona said:
wow you guys have some interesting information, but one more question, the evo has the heat pipes together and the 212+ doesn't, i was debating because i heard if you have the heat pipes together then you can have more thermal conductivity.


That theory is kind of hit or miss. Yes in theory it is true but all the same if you make sure to apply the TP to the 212+ in a fashion that fills any gaps between the heatpipes and the block than the Evo's heat pipe are a mute point.


I'm not sure if it's allowed to revive an old thread but this is my question too. How does one best mitigate the gaps between the pipes on the bottom? Must one smear the whole top of the CPU with TC? Or, is it better to put the compound on the bottom of the heatsink? Either way it's more of a hassle than using the grain of rice method of application.

m
0
l
August 26, 2013 10:35:47 AM



I'm building a new PC specifically for living room/TV gaming, and I have a buddy who is helping me assemble it and he's all into overclocking and tinkering with voltage and all that. I'm a little hesitant as lots of what I've read says overclocking is less about performance and more about the fun of playing with settings and getting more out of the chips. I just want this to run nice for games and not have to worry about special heatsinks or anything or having to tweak settings every few weeks.

So have any of you done much playing around with overclocking on your gaming PCs? If so, have you seen much improvement, or was it more for the fun of doing it?

I'll be using Quad Core i5 3450 3.1 GHz.

Video card is Asus Radeon 7870.
m
0
l
!