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Poll Results: A70 vs. Hyper 212+?

 
  • 62% (27)
    A70
  • 37% (16)
    Hyper212+
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post #1 of 25
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Hey guys,

I was wondering, will either or both the A70 or Hyper212+ fit in a CM Elite 430 case, and which one out performs the other for CPU cooling?

Thanks in advance guys.
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The A70 will perform MUCH better than the Hyper212+
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post #3 of 25
Hyper is better is what MOST people will say. A70 is a great cooler. I had one for a while and had no issues hitting 5ghz at a cool 70c running prime. Both will fit your case. Cant go wrong with either. Both solid. It do Hyper, only by a smidge though.
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
The A70 will perform MUCH better than the Hyper212+
Yup, this^
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post #5 of 25
I have the A50 and it beats the crap out of my roomates 212+. I am running at 1.36v at 4.5 ghz and get 72C load on IBT and he is running at 4.5 at 1.29V and he gets up over 80C
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i had a hyper and i couldnt have been less happy so i voted A70.
    
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post #7 of 25
The A70 will be better.

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Thank you very much for the fast replies guys, +rep to all who have replied! Minus poor Tator Tot that is lol I should snag the A70 with that rebate while I can then since it will be cheaper than the Hyper212+ because of it!

Just for food for thought, would an H series cooler from Corsair fit in the case and would one of the lower end ones (I suppose an H50 or H60?) outperform an A70?

EDIT: Oooo that A50 for only $23.91 looks pretty tasty... how much of a performance increase would I get from the A50 to the A70? Is it worth it to spend the extra $8? I could use that to get some quality thermal grease...
Edited by rivaldog - 7/24/11 at 12:48pm
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post #9 of 25
I'd say so, you'll net around 3-4*C more due to the added cooling capacity and extra fan.

A 120mm fan (at lowest) is around $8 most of the time anyways. And you get a Y cable + 5v resistor.
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post #10 of 25
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Y cable? Resistor? What purposes could those serve me? o.O

And yeah, 120mm fans are nice and cheap. I'd like to buy quality thermal compound though since I've heard the stuff that's pre applied is garbage...

And I will be $6 short of purchasing the A70 at full price after ordering my case Both the rebate on the case and the coolers expire on 7/31/11... I think I may go with the A50 anyways. 3-4 degrees, I don't know if I see that being worth $8 when I can use that for thermal compound, or a case fan, or the cathode kit I want. lol

Will a new series of coolers have to be developed to fit AM3+ or Ivy Bridge? Or will an A50/A70 fit on upgrades like those later?
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