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First off, I need to state that I'm building this system for a friend, I'll then be shipping it to him, so, my choice of cooler has changed due to inertia/gravity while traveling.

I'm currently looking at

Cooler Master V6 GT

I was originally looking at

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B

As I sated above I've decided against it due to transit issues.

IIRC the only reason a 212+ isn't recommended for a socket 1155 Sandy Bridge is that it physically doesn't come in contact with the entire top of the proc, as well as it's not as powerful as others aimed at the Sandy Bridge procs.

Post your thoughts everyone.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 8/19/11 at 1:11pm
 
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post #2 of 11
H50/60? With any cooler, I wouldn't ship it without packing the case full of foam / padding so that none of the components move around, so I'm not really sure that you couldn't go with a Megahalems (Though there are other cooler such as *cough* the Venomous X which do better )
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post #3 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
IIRC the only reason a 212+ isn't recommended for a socket 1155 Sandy Bridge is that it physical doesn't come in contact with the entire top of the proc, as well as it's not as powerful as others aimed at the Sandy Bridge procs.

Post your thoughts everyone.
I use Hyper 212+ on three of my 1155 computers and am very happy with the results. I've shipped builds as far as from Seattle to Florida and understand your concerns. The best way to deal with a heavy cooler is to flood the case with packing peanuts. It's a pain for the receiver to clean them all out, but it's worth the piece of mind.
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One of my buds uses the CM V6 and wasn't impressed with it at all. I would say go for the H50/60 as well.
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I'm really not liking the comments I'm reading about the Cooler Master V6 GT wiggling due to the slightest nudge, so, this is especially bad in Transit.

What's the H50/60 ?
 
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post #6 of 11
Corsair Closed loop water cooling kit. Great for shipping and decent with cooling
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post
I'm really not liking the comments I'm reading about the Cooler Master V6 GT wiggling due to the slightest nudge, so, this is especially bad in Transit.

What's the H50/60 ?
Corsair self contained water cooling units. They're guaranteed not to leak and would be easy to ship assembled.
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Corsair self contained water cooling units. They're guaranteed not to leak and would be easy to ship assembled.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...videocard.html
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How would I mount the H50 or H60 in this case, as there are no 120mm fan mounts anywhere ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225
 
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post #10 of 11
Hyper 212+ is good for me.. Running 4.7Ghz 1.360V and i always stay under 72C Maxed Out... Even on a hot day. Im even gonna push up to 5Ghz with it.
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