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I've got the Hyper N520 and its awesome, but I've heard a lot about how the Hyper 212 it pretty amazing too, but I was wondering what makes the Hyper 212 so special, it only has the 4 heat pipes vs. the 5 the H520 has, and only comes with one fan vs the two fans.

And my second question is would it be worth ditching the H520 and getting the 212 or not.

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its cheap and for the price is an unbeatable cooler. also it has a 120mm fan which will be quieter than 2 92mm

no point in switching from the n520 though, unless you really want to
    
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it has a 120mm fan which will be quieter than 2 92mm
Looking at the specs on the Coolermaster web site the 212 is louder at full speed, at 32db's vs the 520's 19 db's, but the 212 does move about 33CFM more air, but that still doesn't convince me the 212 is all that much better, right now my rig's core's are running at 71 F with an ambient temp of 78 F, at idle.
 
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Looking at the specs on the Coolermaster web site the 212 is louder at full speed, at 32db's vs the 520's 19 db's, but the 212 does move about 33CFM more air, but that still doesn't convince me the 212 is all that much better, right now my rig's core's are running at 71 F with an ambient temp of 78 F, at idle.
this is physically impossible, it may be at 71C with 78F ambients but it will never run colder that air temp without extreme cooling (DICE, LN2, actual ice, phasechange)
    
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which is your ambient? cuz I dont think its above 71F, I guarantee its well below 71F
    
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Meh Corsair A50 is better then Hyper 212 + and its cheaper!
And no, its not worth a change, not yet!
A50 out performing Hyper 212+
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/354...er/index6.html
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Meh Corsair A50 is better then Hyper 212+ and its cheaper!
And no, its not worth a change, not yet!
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what makes a cooler cool better, cause I'm not an expert but I always assumed the number of heat pipes affected how well it cooled, and the A50 only has 3 vs the 4 the 212 has and the 5 the H520 has
 
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Nope 212+ is better then A50. Better AMD mounting system and option for 2 fans.
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