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Which cooler is better???

Poll Results: Which way should I go?

Poll expired: Aug 2, 2011  
  • 50% (7)
    Stay with the Hyper 212+
  • 7% (1)
    Get the Hyper TX3
  • 42% (6)
    Recommend another CPU cooler
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
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I have a Hyper 212+ and I put a Tx3 into my parents computer. I want to know if I should stick with my 212, or if I should change over to a TX3 with a push-pull config. My problem with the 212 is that it is moving the air vertically in my case and that forces the hot air towards my PSU. And I can't mount it so that it pushes the air towards the rear fan. The TX3 in my parents computer pushes the hot air right out the back towards a 120mm case fan. And it keeps their CPU way cooler than mine.

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Its the middle of the summer right now and its 90F right now. Overnight my CPU went down to 39C, and theirs went down to 28C with the smaller cooler. I know that wattage makes a difference as well because I have a Phenom II 940BE (@ 125W) and they have a Phenom II 925(@ 95W), but should there be a 10 degree difference?

So bottom line, should I get the TX3 with a push pull, or add a second fan to the 212+. Or is there another cooler that I can get that mounts onto the stock AMD brackets?
     
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post #2 of 13
I would say another fan on the 212. Maybe look into some second hand H50's on the forum too. I've seen them go for $40 haha
post #3 of 13
I would say it's the difference in cpu's, thats getting the 925 cooler.

I like the idea of a second fan on your 212+
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post #4 of 13
h-50 is down to 40$
    
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post #5 of 13
upgrade to better fans on the 212 and push pull them
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post #6 of 13
Just like what has been previously said. Just upgrade yoru fans to some better ones and put them in push pull
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by adzsask View Post
h-50 is down to 40$
This could be your best option if your case doesn't have the best airflow or fan layout.
Otherwise, try to strap another fan on your 212+. Another spare 120mm fan isn't such a bad thing if it does not give better results.
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post #8 of 13
turn your cooler so it blows out the back

option 2 get better case
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post #9 of 13
img fixed for ya



the 212+ with 2 120x120x25mm fans is almost squrare
if it fits that way it can fit pointed tward the rear of the case
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
img fixed for ya
the 212+ with 2 120x120x25mm fans is almost squrare
if it fits that way it can fit pointed tward the rear of the case
he speaks the truth
   
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