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H50 or 212 Plus

Poll Results: H50 or 212 Plus

Poll expired: Jun 2, 2011  
  • 58% (18)
    Corsair H50 for 43.42$
  • 41% (13)
    Thermaltake 212 Plus for 30.76$
31 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
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I am torn between the thermaltake 212 plus for 30.76$ or the corsair H50 for 43.42$ (prices include tax.)
I am going to use this cooler for my core2quad q9550 on a gigabyte EP45-DS3R board. I will be overclocking this to about 3.8GHZ, I have found a plethora of the exact same setup of cpu+mobo. I have with this OC result and have many very detailed guides and settings. I am also running a MSI GTX 460 1GB Cyclone edition.
I need to decide within the NEXT 2 Days!. Please help me, I'm new to water cooling and am having trouble comparing the two with online reviews.

Sincerely, Gammerillion aka Jrageddes
post #2 of 29
I would go for the H50 just for the ease of installation and cleaner look. I do believe, however, the CM 212 will perform a good 1-3C better? Water cooling might be quieter too.
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post #3 of 29
I assume you mean coolermaster 212?

Between the two, I'd take the 212. It's cheaper, and the temperature difference between the two is so small you'll hardly notice. If you're going for insane OCs w/ your CPU where every degree counts, you should probably be watercooling anyway.
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jrageddes View Post
I am torn between the thermaltake 212 plus for 30.76$ or the corsair H50 for 43.42$ (prices include tax.)
I am going to use this cooler for my core2quad q9550 on a gigabyte EP45-DS3R board. I will be overclocking this to about 3.8GHZ, I have found a plethora of the exact same setup of cpu+mobo. I have with this OC result and have many very detailed guides and settings. I am also running a MSI GTX 460 1GB Cyclone edition.
I need to decide within the NEXT 2 Days!. Please help me, I'm new to water cooling and am having trouble comparing the two with online reviews.

Sincerely, Gammerillion aka Jrageddes
Look around for deals on the 212+ newegg over charges by a massive amount. I have seen them for 18$

http://www.google.com/#q=hyper+212%2...w=1366&bih=667

As for the cooler, the 212+ does a good job for the price but you will see better temps with the H50. No question
post #5 of 29
Microcenter has CoolerMaster 212+ for $25
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315397
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post #6 of 29
212+ is better. H50 = Garbage. And its coolermaster.

Also you can pick one up for like 20 bucks if you look around.
    
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post #7 of 29

The cheapest 212+ that you can get would be from Amazon --->


Given that there's a deal for the H50, I would say the H50 would be the choice for $15 more.
For either one, the budget might be a bit higher because you could add another fan for push/pull config for "better" temps.
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post #8 of 29
If you decide on the h50 then definitely replace the fan with 2x scythe ap15s

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post #9 of 29
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okay.. what you all failed to notice that the 212 Plus is 30$+ EVERYWHERE ONLINE with tax AND SHIPPING! SHIPPING! SHIPPING! the cost for me at a retail store is 30.76 with tax, and no shipping needed, the shop is 10 min from my house...
I am also using a Lanboy Air case.. so all mesh. I am worried about noise. I will be replacing the stock fans on the corsair with some nicer ones. Not sure which ones. My friend is offering me whatever fans he has and is helping me with my new case setup. If i get the 212Plus I will have another of the stock fan that it comes with to do a push/pull setup.
post #10 of 29
Always have a look on the coolermaster store for refurbished ones!!

I got a CM 212+ from the Coolermaster EU store for only €10. It was practically brand new!
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