Hello, I want to upgrade my stock cooler from AMD Phenom II X4, because it's too noisy.
I came down to this 2 coolers.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO & Cooler Master Hyper 412S.
Here in Romania are almost same priced.
Wich one do you guys think that will perform better? Wich one will be more quiet?
Thank You in advance for help
I would go with the Hyper 412s, its heatsink is much bigger and so will help combat heat better than the hyper 212. The 412 slim should be more quiet as cooler master states on their website that the max dba for it is 30 while the 212 evo has 36 dba.
Well I would say none of the opinions above are wrong since they are very close together in performance. However it would be more helpful if you could post the price difference in your currency, with that we can justify if a few degrees is worth the price.
From an intrinsic cooling point of view, the two are the same.
Where they differ is in how the fan is controlled.
The EVO will have a PWM 4 pin connector.
That lets the motherboard control the fan speed and cooling.
It will spin up to higher rpm, resulting in better cooling and an associated increase in noise.
The 412S has a 3 pin fan connector that will always spin at 1300 rpm.
With a low noise adapter, it will spin at 900 rpm.
Either speed will be very quiet. Pick either cooling vs noise equation you prefer.
I happen to prefer a constant drone of fan speed vs. a variable speed which seems more noticeable.
If the cpu gets a bit hot, so be it. A cpu is designed to tolerate some amount of heat.
Regardless, the 120mm fan should be a nice change from the stock cooler.
Okay, just make sure not to force the side door with great force, you do not want to bend the heatsink fins at all. That would decrease the performance, anyways maybe the hyper 212 evo would fit if the problem is 1mm of too much height. I doubt though 1mm would make much of a difference but who knows?
I recently did a build for one of my cousins and i had some extra fans laying around Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 1850 RPM (D1225C12B5AP-15 http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Gentle-Typhoon-120mm-25mm/... i put two on the EVO holy crap!Hes overclocking @ 4.7GHz 1.34v temps are 69C under full load not to shabby lol
Well it would not be too much of a problem, just don't ram your side panel with force when closing but do it gently. Anyways what's that computer case called? Looks real nice but I just don't like the top mount power supply reminds me of those old computer cases.
How much is used for cable management? I think I read the entire case width with the side panels then from the case webpage. Nonetheless, you should be able to fit it in, I have a 176mm cooler master case w/ no cable management and the hyper 212 fits.
Well the 412S was out of stock so I bought the 212 EVO instead.
The temperatures dropped unbelieveble!
Idle: 27C at a 25C room temperature
Under load: 39C at a 25C room temperature
socialfox you were right! The cooler doesn't touch my side door and neither my RAM.
Thank you for your replyes.