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Difference between Hyper 212+ and Scythe Katana 3

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So, how much more efficient is the Hyper 212+ than the the Scythe? I don't think the Hyper 212+ fits my case, so I have to look at something else.

EDIT: Alright, now this thread will be about will the Hyper 212+ fit the case, if there is 17cm from the socket to the side plate?
Edited by Devilmaypoop - 5/15/11 at 11:35am
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post #2 of 19
What case is it? Can't really say if it'll fit without knowing that.
post #3 of 19
170cm is adaquate. The hyper 212 is only 16cm tall

btw what kind of case is it?
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I have no idea what case it is. I just found it from the basement when I built my rig and decided to go with it.. It's total 18.5cm wide.

I was just worried it wouldn't fit, because many people said the Hyper 212+ is actually 17cm from the socket, not the 15.8cm.
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post #5 of 19
to the top of the heat pipes to the base its around 170mm and fit in my case fine which is 8.4" width
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Damn, guess I'll have to cut off a few mm off the heatpipes if it scratches the side plate. Or make a bump in the side plate.. I really want this cooler tongue.gif
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post #7 of 19
^ measure the distance from your mobo to the side panel, if its over 17cm you shouldn't have any clearance issues.

my 212 measured 16.5cm from the mobo to the end of the heat pipes.
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop;13521212 
Damn, guess I'll have to cut off a few mm off the heatpipes if it scratches the side plate. Or make a bump in the side plate.. I really want this cooler tongue.gif

Ahh... not shure is cutting the heat pipes was a joke..... dont cut em. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Wile-E-Coyote;13525083 
Ahh... not shure is cutting the heat pipes was a joke..... dont cut em. smile.gif

I thought the same thing at first. but then I thought to myself what would be the problem? the hot air in the heat pipes just goes right into the air? That is exactly the purpose of the cooler, I dont really forsee any problems with it. but then again. They are manufactured closed for a reason.

I'm sure if you had to cut them you could just solder them closed again.
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