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post #1 of 31
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So i got a 2500K, a nice MSI P67A-GD55, and some Corsair Vengeance RAM.


Now, my old Dark Knight will not fit and I am faced with a decision.

Do I buy the adapter bracket to make the Dark Knight fit?

Or do I just go and grab the 212 and be done with it.


Cooler recommendations are welcome, but keep in mind that the RAM has tall heatspreaders so not all coolers will fit.

Hopefully the 212 or DK will fit next to the damn RAM.
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post #2 of 31
Seems an adapter would be cheaper than a new cooler...

Bottom line, are you happy with it? I am. The Dark Knight represents about as much money as I am willing to invest in air cooling.

Buy the adapter, re-use you DK, and plan for a nice water cooling setup. That's my plan (and advice to you) .
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post #3 of 31
Mugen 2 probably won't fit, although I got it to work with my patriot g series by basically just resting the fan on top of the ram.. If you mount it so the big sides face the rear exhause the ram should have room
    
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post #4 of 31
I also have tall heat spreaders on my G.Skill Pi DDR2-1066 RAM and am running the CM 212+ without any issues. I also slapped another fan on the back and this little sucker cools my Phenom off nicely! Not as well as my NH-D14 but you can't ask for any more with how cheap these are.
post #5 of 31
212, junk the Dark night. It's poo
post #6 of 31
I got the 212+ with my i5-2500k right now and I am at 4.6Ghz 1.318vcore and temps are high 60s I believe. I decided as long as I stick with the 212+ this is going to be my max OC, but I am thinking about replacing it so I have options to see what the chip can do with safer temps. I likely will still end up around 4.6ghz for 24/7 either way as I like to get as much frequency as I can with reasonable voltage rather than push it extremely hard with high voltage.

Edit: Temps are around 65-8 max load in IBT if I remember correctly.
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post #7 of 31
If you contact the company that made it they might send you free brackets. Try that. if not get a 212+, sell the dark knight and be done with it.
    
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post #8 of 31
I got my hyper 212+ at microcenter for like 23 dollars or something like that. If you have one close I would grab one anyways as it can never hurt to have extras too.
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Error lVlacro View Post
I got my hyper 212+ at microcenter for like 23 dollars or something like that. If you have one close I would grab one anyways as it can never hurt to have extras too.
yea i got mine 2 days ago for 24 bucks
    
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post #10 of 31
CM 212+ is probably one of the best price/performance cooler out there, gets my recommendation any day.
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