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January 8, 2013 12:48:15 AM

Hey I am running my stock intel cooler and due to summer i've decided to upgrade.
I have an Antec 300 case.

I can get a CM X6 for 40 dollars but I'm not sure if it will fit. (69 normally where I live)
Here are its dimensions

My second option is Hyper 212 Evo which will fit as i've been told. (45 where I live)
Here are its dimensions

Which of these two is better? 212 Evo vs X6
Will the X6 fit in my Antec 300 case?

Thanks

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January 8, 2013 1:15:27 AM

Yes it will fit and get the proven Hyper 212 EVO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_GcngCr_Vs < Install Video
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January 8, 2013 1:19:35 AM

+1^
The CM X6 is the flashier looking of the 2. But the 212 is the better of the 2 when it comes to cooling.
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January 8, 2013 1:21:06 AM

CPU: i5-2500K 4.2GHZ COOLER: CM Hyper 212 EVO < from clutchc an owner and positive review
BOARD: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P MEM: 8GB 1866MHZ G.Skil Sniper
GFX CARDS: 2 x GTX 570 SC SSD CACHE: Crucial M4 SATA3 64GB
PSU: XFX BE 850W CASE: CM HAF 912
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January 8, 2013 1:27:38 AM

the x6 is the better cooler but I've no idea if it will fit or not. I know a v8 fits and I think that roughly the same size as the x6.
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January 8, 2013 2:03:51 AM

Alright so now one says the X6 is better and the other says hyper 212 is better..
Being more expensive I'm guessing the X6 is better. Can i have a confirmed fit for it by more people?
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January 8, 2013 2:49:18 AM

I'll admit I haven't used the X6. My opinion was purely subjective. But I don't see any improvement over the 212 EVO. And I prefer the direct heat pipe contact of the 212 EVO over the added copper base of the X6 Elite.
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January 8, 2013 2:56:56 AM

Alright thanks :D 
Hanging for more replies until I make a purchase
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January 8, 2013 8:29:06 AM

EVO design is superior with push\pull config.
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January 9, 2013 1:04:32 AM

evo it is ;D
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January 9, 2013 1:05:13 AM

Best answer selected by nrjensen.
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January 9, 2013 1:06:56 AM

Thanks and welcome to Tom's Hardware!
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January 9, 2013 1:07:08 AM

This topic has been closed by SR-71 Blackbird
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