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April 19, 2012 3:58:14 PM

Hi there
Just wondering if i could get a half decent cpu cooler to replace the intel one for around £20? I'm running a 2500 (not overclocked), and need it to be pretty quite if possible!
Been looking at this, it seems to have good reviews : Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2

Anyone used it?

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April 19, 2012 4:16:20 PM

If I am not mistaken you should be able to pick up a hyper 212+ for around that much money. The price/performance king for a long time. Better than the Freezer 7.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Arctic-Cooling-F...

If you look at this chart the smaller version of the Hyper 212. The Coolermaster TX3 has better performance than the freezer 7 and is cheaper to boot. Cheers and good luck.
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April 19, 2012 4:57:08 PM

Freezer 7 is cheaper than the 212 in most places here in the UK.

I've used both if your not OC'ing the freezer is fine but the 212 is worth the few £ extra if you ever plan to OC
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April 19, 2012 5:15:26 PM

Yea I like the Cooler Master hyper 212+ and it works well on cooling my Intel Core i7-2600K even when I have it overclocked. I don't know the Freezer 7 but it does look close to the 212+ and is only 15.90 on Amazon.co.uk.

Christian Wood
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April 19, 2012 5:29:07 PM

Cheers for the replies. I'm guessing all of those coolers mentioned are better than the Intel Stock right?
Not looking to OC, and i'm pretty sure the Hyper 212 and TX3 are too big for my Antec Sonata case :( 
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April 19, 2012 5:39:58 PM

zoofie said:
Cheers for the replies. I'm guessing all of those coolers mentioned are better than the Intel Stock right?
Not looking to OC, and i'm pretty sure the Hyper 212 and TX3 are too big for my Antec Sonata case :( 


all the sonata cases are 8.1" in width

the CM 212+ is 6.2" in height with the TX3 even smaller. Both would fit in your case, the 212+ being the better performer of the two

I even fit the CM 212+ into a case that was 7.3" in width.
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