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November 18, 2012 2:53:38 AM

Hey guys. I plan on getting a new CPU and my mind is set on the FX 8320. (I know a lot of you dont like amd, in a lot of posts involving the amd cpu's they're usually filled with intel fanboys) But i was wondering how decent is this Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO for keeping it cool? I may do a little Overclocking, but definitely not much. If the 212 EVO isn't decent, what do you recommend? Please no water cooling.

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November 18, 2012 2:59:23 AM

The new FX Piledrivers are not bad at all, really depends on your usage.

The EVO is pretty good. Although depends on what clocks you would like to reach.
The FX run boiling hot but OC like beasts with good cooling.

Do you have a decent chassis? Which one?
How much are you willing to spend?
Would you consider water cooling(closed-loop kit of course)?
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November 18, 2012 3:01:38 AM

Novuake said:
The new FX Piledrivers are not bad at all, really depends on your usage.

The EVO is pretty good. Although depends on what clocks you would like to reach.
The FX run boiling hot but OC like beasts with good cooling.

Do you have a decent chassis? Which one?
How much are you willing to spend?
Would you consider water cooling(closed-loop kit of course)?

I'd really prefer not to do watercooling. I'm willing to spend up to $60 (I'm not sure if this is enough, but judging by the price of the 212 evo i think it will be.)

Heres my chasis. Its the Antec Eleven Hundred Performance Gaming Case
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65171

like i said, i MAY do a LITTLE over clocking. definitely not a lot.
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November 18, 2012 3:12:33 AM

It that case, the EVO will do, you have a well ventilated chassis (if your fans are correctly installed).

Just take it slowly, I find FX to be very hard to keep the safe zone. One moment low temps, the next, very high.
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November 18, 2012 10:53:43 AM

Novuake said:
It that case, the EVO will do, you have a well ventilated chassis (if your fans are correctly installed).

Just take it slowly, I find FX to be very hard to keep the safe zone. One moment low temps, the next, very high.

What would be a step up from the EVO? I'd like to keep it as cool as i can without using water cooling. The reason why I don't want watercooling is cause I don't like the fact that I'll have to replace the liquid (This is what I've heard).
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November 18, 2012 11:09:55 AM

MRC390 said:
What would be a step up from the EVO? I'd like to keep it as cool as i can without using water cooling. The reason why I don't want watercooling is cause I don't like the fact that I'll have to replace the liquid (This is what I've heard).


With a closed loop system you never need to replace the liquid. But for decent closed loop like the Corsair H100 t is quite expensive. The H80 is not that much greater than the evo and more expensive too.

Any step-up from the EVo are all large coolers like the Thermalright silver arrow or Noctua HF-D14.
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November 18, 2012 12:15:37 PM

Novuake said:
With a closed loop system you never need to replace the liquid. But for decent closed loop like the Corsair H100 t is quite expensive. The H80 is not that much greater than the evo and more expensive too.

Any step-up from the EVo are all large coolers like the Thermalright silver arrow or Noctua HF-D14.


In comparison to price and cooling, how is the H100 T compared to the Noctua HF-D14?

What would you pick in my position?
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November 18, 2012 12:39:29 PM

The H100 is better by a large enough margin to make it worth while if you do not want a bulky cooler. Only the radiator is large, but this does not obstruct airflow or does not interfere with high profile RAM.
Prices :

Noctua :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

H100i (newer quiter version with better airflow) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For performance comparison :
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermalright_silve...
Very comprehensive review of the 3 coolers I have suggested.

Please note the H100i is slightly better performing than the H100 original.
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November 18, 2012 12:43:54 PM

Novuake said:
The H100 is better by a large enough margin to make it worth while if you do not want a bulky cooler. Only the radiator is large, but this does not obstruct airflow or does not interfere with high profile RAM.
Prices :

Noctua :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

H100i (newer quiter version with better airflow) :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For performance comparison :
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermalright_silve...
Very comprehensive review of the 3 coolers I have suggested.

Please note the H100i is slightly better performing than the H100 original.

Would the water cooling systems fit in my case?
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November 18, 2012 1:31:09 PM

I still scratch my head wondering why people buy water cooled systems. For much less you can get a great air cooled system and use money for improved GPU or CPU.
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November 18, 2012 1:46:08 PM

Noctua NH-D14
PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE
THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
COOLER MASTER V6 GT
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November 18, 2012 1:57:47 PM

Wow I am very glad you asked that. I did'n't even check. The H100 will not fit it seems.

Hmm then I would say its either the Noctua or Thermalright. Will have to try and figure out if they fit you chassis too. They bot are quite large. What RAM do you have?

Unless you want the H80 which is pretty good, but overpriced for the performance you get.
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November 18, 2012 2:15:20 PM

If you plan on doing a slight overclock the 212 Evo will be enough for your needs it's a great cooler and exceeded my expectations as far as performance goes and the price can't be beat. If you want the next best thing although just keep in mind it's above your $60 budget the Noctua NH-D14 & recently another great air cooler that entered the market is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. And this is just my opinion but as far as the H100 compared to the high end air coolers recommended I would choose between the Noctua or Phanteks if space permits the installation of these cooler, although the h100 fits a niche market the chance of having a noisy pump and extra cost spent isn't justifiable to me and if I were going to spend that much money(especially when additional fans are purchased to replace the stock ones as some people like to do) on water cooling I would just settle for spending a little more for a XSPC watercooling kit.


Phanteks cooler (other colors are available)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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