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Cooler Master Hyper 212

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October 25, 2012 10:15:36 PM

Hello everyone, I have never installed any after market coolers or anything like that, but I have built computers and I have a good and general understanding of it all.

I currently have an Intel i7 2700k with the stock heat sink. It can get up to 80-90c when I am rendering 1080p videos or similar things. I am looking to lower the temperature with a after market heat sink that has an affordable price. I found this heat sink on sale for an incredible price and it has amazing reviews

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41337&vpn=RR...

I am just wondering if this will work with my CPU and will installing it be easy?

Thank you for the help.
October 25, 2012 10:19:56 PM

Yes it will work with your processor and motherboard, I have never owned one but I am working on a build right now about I am going with the cooler master hyper 212
based on price and reviews. You may also want to consider liquid cooling
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October 25, 2012 10:21:43 PM

Liquid cooling seems a bit complicated and for right now, unnecessary.

Will installing this heat sink be just like installing a stock one? You just line it up with the screws on the motherboard and then plug the CPU fan into the motherboard?
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October 25, 2012 10:29:25 PM

It's not the best but it will do.

Also, installing it will be a bit more complicated. You may have to remove your motherboard depending on whether or not your case has a CPU cutout or not. Here is an instruction video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq_xbxsm7Q
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October 25, 2012 10:36:42 PM

Alright, thanks for the video. Before I order this I want to make sure both my case and mother board is compatible. I believe my case has a CPU cutout. My case is an Antec DF-85, and my motherboard is BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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October 25, 2012 11:08:05 PM

Generally speaking, you should not worry about Motherboard+CPU cooler compatibility. If a CPU cooler manufacturer states their cooler works on a given socket, your motherboard will 99.999% of the time support the cooler as well.

The only thing you should be worried about is if your case will support your chosen CPU coolers or not :)  (Your DF-85 will fit it just fine, so no worries there).
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October 25, 2012 11:29:44 PM

Sweet, so I should go ahead and order this? Do you guys think it's good for the $20? And do you think my temp will go over 50c?
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October 25, 2012 11:48:14 PM

The Hyper 212+/EVO is one of the BEST coolers for the price :)  Even I use one! (siggy).

I can say from experience that at stock settings, the Hyper 212 kept my 2700k at an average of around 53-55C (23C ambient) :) 
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October 26, 2012 1:33:25 AM

Awesome to know, do you think I could OC my CPU with this?
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October 26, 2012 1:39:25 AM

Definitely. I've OC'd to 4.8Ghz stable on the Hyper 212+. No doubt you will be able to as well! :) 
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October 26, 2012 1:43:08 AM

What the heck, 4.8Ghz? Isn't the 2700k 3.5Ghz? That's an insane amount more.
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October 26, 2012 5:36:51 AM

:lol:  That's the beauty of recent Intel chips!

**EDIT**



:) 
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October 26, 2012 5:58:47 AM

Why is your CPU usage @ 100?
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October 26, 2012 6:02:16 AM

In this particular screen shot, I needed to run a stress test to verify my overclock was stable for the Intel Overclocking Club :) 
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October 26, 2012 6:12:26 AM

Ezenemy said:
Why is your CPU usage @ 100?


Then, we've got crazy folk like me.
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October 26, 2012 6:13:31 AM

80-90's is VERY unlikely with the stock cooler.

You must have mounted it wrong!
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October 27, 2012 12:41:24 AM

amuffin said:
80-90's is VERY unlikely with the stock cooler.

You must have mounted it wrong!


It's not hard to do, these coolers are just trash!!!

Mine was running like that, 75-85 on load, so I got an Enermax ETS-T40
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