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If you want to save $40 you could also get a Hyper 212+

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post #12 of 23
The Hyper 212+ is a good cooler for the price, but it's also not in the same class for cooling ability as the Silver Arrow, NH-D14, Venomous X, TRUE Rev. C or even the Cogage TRUE Spirit or TR MUX120. All those I mentioned beat the 212+ in cooling by quite a bit and even beat the Megahalems when paired up with the same fans.

As for the H60 linked earlier, I haven't personally tested it. But in HardOCP's test of it, it didn't cool any better than the H50, but it was quieter. I have tested the H50 and H70 and frankly wasn't impressed with the H50 at all. The H70 cooled much better, but is at a big price disadvantage compared to the coolers I mentioned.
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So my current choices are H80 or Silver Arrow. Which one cools better for OCing on a Phenom II?
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post #14 of 23
perfect timing, comparisson was just done and the H80 performed roughly the same against similar competition but was louder and more expensive... silver arrow is a better choice

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post #15 of 23
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perfect timing, comparisson was just done and the H80 performed roughly the same against similar competition but was louder and more expensive... silver arrow is a better choice

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Wow, I don't mind loudness but should I go with an H80 for coolest temps?
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post #16 of 23
You can also upgrade the fans on a SA too. What is the H80 selling for now (cheapest place)? I know you can get the SA for $69.99 at Sidewinder. You have enough room to shove 3 Delta TFB fans on the SA if you can stand the noise.
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You can also upgrade the fans on a SA too. What is the H80 selling for now (cheapest place)? I know you can get the SA for $69.99 at Sidewinder. You have enough room to shove 3 Delta TFB fans on the SA if you can stand the noise.
Well I don't want it to be screaming at me... I can find the H80 for around 90 bucks.
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post #18 of 23
The Silver Arrow is cheaper and has similar performance to the H80, to me that would equal getting the Silver Arrow. The fans that come with the Silver Arrow are pretty high quality fans, they are very quiet, but perform their job of cooling extremely well.
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post #19 of 23
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The Silver Arrow is cheaper and has similar performance to the H80, to me that would equal getting the Silver Arrow. The fans that come with the Silver Arrow are pretty high quality fans, they are very quiet, but perform their job of cooling extremely well.
I would probably do a P/P, but is there a way I can do that with 3 fans?
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You can use 3 fans on the Silver Arrow, the forward one would be push, the middle one would be a push and pull, and the last one would be a pull. I use 2 fans, one in the middle and one in the back. My ram heatsinks don't allow me to use a fan in the front.
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