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Sandy Bridges OC better. That's why so many people are reaching 4-5ghz with air. It's the chip, not the cooler
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So in the end. This Xigmatek Gaia or 212+?
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post #13 of 18
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So in the end. This Xigmatek Gaia or 212+?
i don't think you can go wrong with either. i like my 212+, but i can't speak for the gaia since i've never used it. i think they're pretty similar in performance judging from online reviews.
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Some people have recommended me the Hyper TX3(cheaper, but how will it perform in my case).
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post #15 of 18
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Some people have recommended me the Hyper TX3(cheaper, but how will it perform in my case).
not as good as the hyper212+. the tx3 only has a 92mm fan and 3 heatpipes. i looked into buying it when i had a smaller case where the 212+ wouldn't fit. just get the 212+.
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Well i am dead set on the 212+, but i must mention that since my case is as crappy as a case can get, i can guarantee that there is no airflow. Small case, and because of the desk and the place the case is, temps spike even more.

So i hope the 212+ can handle no or absolutely minimum airflow.
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post #17 of 18
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Well i am dead set on the 212+, but i must mention that since my case is as crappy as a case can get, i can guarantee that there is no airflow. Small case, and because of the desk and the place the case is, temps spike even more.

So i hope the 212+ can handle no or absolutely minimum airflow.
well unless you watercool with an external radiator, a case with little to no airflow will impede the performance of all heatsink coolers, as the heat needs to be drawn off the fins in order for more heat to dissipate. a good way to determine if no airflow is causing high temps is to remove your side panel and see if temps drop. next best upgrade would be a case.


also, are you sure a 212+ will fit in your case?
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I will be removing or drilling a hole on the side panel for it to fit. And since i am going to drill, then my intentions are on buying a new case as well.

But this is the list of things to change:
New cooler
2GB more ram
New case
Probably an aftermarket cooler for the GPU
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