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Hey, I was just wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade my heatsink. I will be getting a CM 212+ as of now.

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post #2 of 12
It depends on how much you plan on OCing. The CM 212+ is a great value heatsink (over the stock one) but if you want some higher clocks you may need to invest a little more.
post #3 of 12
you should be able to hit around 4.5ghz or so with the hyper212 depends on the chip really
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If I bought the hyper 212+ for 30 and bought 2 gentle typhoon ap-15 to put on there for 40-50. Would it be worth it or would buying a 70-80 dollar heatsink be a better deal
    
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post #5 of 12
my hyper 212+ keeps me at 4.4ghz at 65c max temps. really good for a 24/7 OC.
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Did u add a second fan?
    
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post #7 of 12
AP-15 fans are praised because of their noise-performance ratio, not so much for pure performance.

1) If you want performance, you'll want to go for the higher-tiered heatsinks.

2)If you want budget + silence, then the 212+ and AP-15s are a good deal.

3)Buying a 212+ and buying a 2nd blademaster, is probably the best choice budget-wise. I'm thinking the AP-15s won't perform any better than the blademaster fans, but will definitely run quieter.

If you're looking to overclock to around 4.5ghz, then option 2 and 3 will probably be your best bet. If you really need to overclock more, then you'll be looking at buying the Silver Arrow, D14, Venomous-X, etc.
    
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post #8 of 12
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I dont need to overclock more, and how much noise would u say difference between 2 blademasters and typhoons. Really noticeble?
    
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post #9 of 12
If you get a 212+ don't bother with a second fan. The single Blade Master is all you need (see item 1 in my sig - it's in there).

Do not by Ripjaws X get G.Skill low profile RAM instead. Won't interfere with heatsink fans.

Look for the Seasonic X-750 to go on sale. It's $160 ATM. Start reading Jonny Guru reviews to know which psu to get. Do a site search. They may have reviewed the XFX psu. Also [H]ardOCP does goo psu reviews.
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post #10 of 12
just installed a hyper 212 plus on friends rig, that fan at max is loud.
altough its decent fan i certainly would not recommend getting 2 of those if u plan on running those fan at max.
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