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Which cooler?


I have to get a new cooler for a computer.

But I'm not sure which one of these two I should get,

Asetek 550LC or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus.

Both are the same price, the 550 is liquid cooled while the 212 is air-cooled.

If I order the 550 it will be pre-filled with liquid and this worries me as I'm afraid it'll leak all over my other computer parts that I'll be ordering with it, damaging them.

Also I haven't really heard of Asetek before while I've definitely heard of CM.

What do you guys think?

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More about which cooler
  1. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus.
  2. Better yet, the Cooler Master Hyper EVO,

    it can knock the temp few more degrees down..
  3. What RAM do u have?
  4. Heres a kind of debate about a corsair water cooler and the one you are lookig at-

    Here is an quide on water cooling.,1573.html

    If you use distilled water, it won't mess up your components like normal water will as it is non conductive.
  5. CPU Cooler: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+

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    NZXT HAVIK CPU Cooler with Dual 140MM Fans - Silver/Black
  6. yea, the 212 EVO is a nice choice,

    The next step up from that cooler (staying smallish in size and price) = Thermolab's Trinity

    This link gives a nice idea of what to expect from most current coolers - fans on High
    FrostyTech CPU Cooler Comparison

    I would add that each review could be "slightly" different - luck of the draw, better seated or better base for the test that day etc
    and also if you want to try for the limits of overclocking with higher than normal overclocking volts - then choose a Good cooler...
    have a look at this:

    Cooling a HOT CPU
  7. Hi guys.

    I'm thinking of going for a completely different approach and spending a little extra money on the corsair H60.

    It's reputable, liquid cooled and just seems like a good choice.

    What do you guys think?

    By the way, for the previous question of what RAM I have, I pack 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance.
  8. H60 is not better that the 212 EVO, its the same or worse..

    How about spend little more and get something that will be much better.

    H100 is on sale now.
  9. Best answer
    Check this.

  10. Wow, thanks for such a quick reply!

    Gee, I'm really surprised. The H60 is even hotter than the 212 in some circumstances!

    I think after this, I'll get the 212 for sure.

  11. Whatever CM did with the EVO 212, it is great and under priced. IMHO
  12. yeah, I am still running their 1st generation Hyper 212 and the newer Plus and EVO are just so much of an improvement on that. Feels nice that CoolerMaster did not stiff us over on the price with their nice product :)
  13. Best answer selected by nebulasurfer.
  14. Good luck!
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