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I'm still trying to finalize my build from Christmas. I'm really not liking the Silverstone PS05-B plus I sleeved my cables so that was pointless unless I get a window. I'm gonna grab a 650D seeing as I can pick one up for $147.50. That being said I'll finally have some decent case airflow and cable management. Anyhow I've had nothing but issues with my CM N520. I idle at 50C at 3.2ghz and it hits 90+ in under a minute on prime 95. I've reset it 15+ time and can't even get the mounting hardware off my Mobo at this point. I'm going to have to tap the screws to get it out and then I'm going to scrap it. What should I get now? I'm quite skeptical on CM's mounting hardware but I've hear nothing but good things about the hyper 212+. I would like to spend under $50 OC around 3.6 with really safe temps. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
Yes, the CM Hyper212+ is a very nice air cooler, and it will keep temperatures cool even under heavy OC. Another option is a Corsair H50 around that $50 price range.
Edited by Jcyle - 5/26/11 at 9:51pm
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post #3 of 13
A Hyper 212+ should get you there with reasonable temps. Very, very cost effective. If you can find a good deal, the Mugen 2 will perform a few degrees better, but at the cost of extra $$$ and dealing with one of the worst mounting systems ever designed. You might also be able to find a TRUE for ~$50 if you shop around.
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I got my A70 for 25$ (CAD, b4 tax) and its keeping my 4.0GHz 955 under 45C
Very satisfied
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You have an 970. That chip runs hot. I know my 860 runs hot, and yours is . . . hotter.

I'd say get a Silver Arrow. If you are going to spend $150 for a case, why not $75 for a heatsink? If you have tall RAM heatsinks, either replace them with generic low profile RAM heatsinks or buy low profile RAM.

If you can't affort right right stuff, save your money until you can. You've already bought a cooler. After you buy a second cooler you will find it is OK but not great. Then you will buy a third cooler. So why waste money on that middle cooler? Just go to the best: Silver Arrow.

(Normally I'd include the D14, but there appear to be issues with QA right now, so I'd not recommend it ATM.)
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I have an 870. I just want to seal up my rig. I don't want a ridiculous overclock, just 3.6. Plus I need to start saving for kepler because I'm fed up with my $5 9500GT. I just want safe reliable temps. I can pick up a Hyper 212+ for $20. How is the stock fan on that and would you recommended adding a second? If so, what fan? Any links on a $50 H50 or TRUE? I have low profile memory heatsinks. Where do you see a silver arrow for $75? Lowest I can find is $80.
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post #7 of 13
CM 212+ stock fan is a very good one and adding a second fan is rather unnecessary, especially if you're on such mild OC.
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Oh, I also forgot to mention I have $25 to amazon. I truly would like to stay away from Cooler Master. I'm really eyeing the Thermalright Venomous X...which I'll be able to pick up for $42.95 Anything on that cooler? Will it fit in the 650d? Check out amazon and see what's a good deal with free shipping, so many options now that are under $50... Any help is appreciated!
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Venomous X is a top dog as well and will easily fit in 650D.
To be honest I'd go for Silver Arrow if your RAM supports it, otherwise Archon as VenX is not worth it price-performance wise, keep in mind you will also have to buy fans for it.

On the other hand, you don't plan to OC it any further than 3,6GHz so Hyper 212+/Xigmatek Gaia should be plenty.

Edit: What's wrong with Cooler Master? Their Hyper 212+ was one of the better things that happened to air cooling...
Edited by Thewaster - 5/27/11 at 12:57pm
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post #10 of 13
Cm 212+ or if you want better performance the Scythe Mugen 2 is only $40-45 bucks.
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