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Hyper 212+ or Corsair a70 for my 2500k?

Poll Results: Which cooler should I pick?

 
  • 40% (18)
    Hyper 212+
  • 52% (23)
    Corsair a70
  • 6% (3)
    Other (please state. Must be below $ 50)
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post #1 of 12
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So i have been looking to upgrade my heatsink. Will be overclocking my 2500k. People have told me that air cooling can be as good as water coolers like H50 or H60 or H2O? Opinions?

I have narrowed down my choices to 2. Which one of these air coolers would you rather pick? Hyper 212+ or Corsair a70?
post #2 of 12
Yes, thats true in the case of sandy bridge. You can get the 212+ because its a good performer for the price. Also the h50 is on sale everywhere, if you can get that too.
Get the h70 also if you want.Its pretty good also!
But if you're just looking for a moderate 4.4-4.6ghz overclock get the ones above, if you want some 4.8-5.0ghz and up get the D14 or water cooling.
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post #3 of 12
Avoid hybrid water coolers. There are air coolers that will beat them out hands down. Only reason the HXX coolers are a great option is if you lack the space to fit a proper high end air cooler.

Cooler master Hyper 212+ is a decent performer for the price.
Silver Arrow/D-14 are the king kong of cooling right now, unless a full water loop is used.
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post #4 of 12
Match the 212+ with good high pressure fans and you are good to go!

As KhaoticKomputing said, a good air cooler with good fans will kick these pre-built H2O kits. That said, I quite like the H50 series, but here it is about double the price of the 212+. I have upped my 2500K to 4.7GHz and in IBT I have never hit anything above 62 degrees with my stock 212+, so I reckon it performs very well for the price

Good luck with your decision!
post #5 of 12
In order to get one of the Hybrid coolers to cool decent you have to use INSANE air flow(high powerd fans) and lap the snot out of them/CPU. Not worth it IMO. but as I said if your tight on space, hybrids are wounderfull little gizmos
With your budget, get a CM 212+ and get a second R4 PWM fan. youll be amazed at what that can do for so little cash.
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post #6 of 12
Thermaltake frio, it's abit above your budget but is a really great cooler.
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post #7 of 12
I would have recommended the Thermalright HR-02 Macho...if it was available =/

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ooler_review/4
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post #8 of 12
3 day old topic, but A70 vote here.

My 2500k is oc'd to 4.0ghz and is at 30-32c. Not shabby.
    
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post #9 of 12
The Corsair A70 slightly edges out the CM 212+ by a bit. I'd go for the Corsair solution.

Benchmark: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/rev..._cooler_review
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post #10 of 12
the A70 has four 8mm heat pipes while the 212+ has four 6mm heat pipes. 8mm heat pipes carry almost double the amount as the 6mm pipes
    
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