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I'd rather not spend more than $50. I have a sealed H50 that I with my GC at Besbuy during the deal and am going to sell it for $40. I have an i7 920 currently with stock HSF on a gigabyte UD4P mobo and im looking to push it to around 3.6-4 GHz if possible. The sole reason would be to render in After Effects and Premiere faster. I know someone whose can sell a Hyper 212+ with two 120mm dual ball bearing Lian-Li fans @ 1200 RPM for $30. Im wondering if that combo would be a better value? Or i could keep the H50 and use it in a push/pull config?
Btw my case is a Corsair 650d, its arriving tmr so im planning on moving my right sometime this weekend.
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post #2 of 22
You've already got the H50, get two decent fans on there (or just a good second) and you're good to go. Should be about a 6C difference and that's worth the difference to me, but I'm a bit biased.
   
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post #3 of 22
H50 in push and pull will leave the 212+ in the dust. It will beat any air cooling solution available. FYY, thev212+ is cheap and does a good job at stock.3.8GHz and can pull of 4GHz with your CPU with the right voltages but lacks the HSP for 4.2GHz.
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post #4 of 22
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so keep the h50 and use my 2 antec tricools ?
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim View Post
H50 in push and pull will leave the 212+ in the dust. It will beat any air cooling solution available. FYY, thev212+ is cheap and does a good job at stock.3.8GHz and can pull of 4GHz with your CPU with the right voltages but lacks the HSP for 4.2GHz.
This is so not true!
My Megahalems beats out the H50! Along with a few other air coolers I know of!
 
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim View Post
H50 in push and pull will leave the 212+ in the dust.
Snipped for accuracy. It won't beat out all high end air but it's pretty competitive.

You've already got those tricools? Seems like good CFM and they have 4 pin, so you're good to go.
   
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post #7 of 22
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yes i have 3 maybe 4 tricools
and the stock hsf of the h50
so doing a push pull with them is a good idea then? keep the h50? btw do i need a y splitter to do a push/pull set up?
thank you very much
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post #8 of 22
no just as long as you have headers for the fans your good to go.
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post #9 of 22
I bought a pwm splitter on newegg, then realized my Mobo has two cpu fan headers
   
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post #10 of 22
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oh ok very cool, then i guess ill keep the h50 and do a push/pull. One more thing, do you think the tricools will work fine or would yate loons/xigmatek be better? Newegg has xigmateks for $3 after MIR
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