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post #11 of 47
What do you mean by "best?" Best air coolers would be something like Noctua NH-D-14 or Thermalright Silver arrow, but they are quite expensive and very big. If you want something good for the price, everyone will recommend CM Hyper 212+, and it should more than suffice for a decent overclock. I have heard others recommend Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120mm as well, and it is a bit cheaper with comparable performance. I dont have either so I cant say from experience.
    
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Hyper212 Evo, it is the successor of the Hyper212+.
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Its more expensive and performs nearly the same.
    
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post #14 of 47
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Originally Posted by mad0314 View Post
Its more expensive and performs nearly the same.
Do you have a link to a review showing that? Because I have tested the 212+ but not the Evo and just looking at the pics on Newegg of it, I would expect at least a moderate increase in cooling efficiency. They have closed the gap between the heatpipes quite a bit on the Evo and that should bring efficiency up quite a bit, since more of the outside heatpipes will be contacting the IHS.

My personal choice for the 2500k system I put in service recently is a copper TRUE with a couple of S-Flex fans on it in push pull. Nothing like a couple kilos of copper goodness staring at ya. Rosetta crunching temp on the hottest core is in the low 60's and the rest run in the 50's at 4.7 on a Biostar board with horrid vdroop.
post #15 of 47
Well, all that I see mentioned earlier looks a bit old. Prolimatech did some nice work lately and you can get some of it on newegg too. They are ofcourse a bit more expensive, but if you are benching this is as far as you can get it on air.

Prolimatech Megahalem rev. B link

You also need some good fans on it, since it come without. If you are going high performance you can equip two Silverstone FM121-B in push/pull configuration that can be manually adjusted from 800rpm (quiet) to 2400rpm(noisy) and push real hard. link

The manual adjustment makes it good for both benching, gaming and can make it quiet when you need the machine to be quiet.

Your choise of chassis is close to perfect really, and especially for that cooler, because it needs to be fueled with loads of cold air being pushed in to it and the front of that lian-li will provide that.

But more modern chassis are arriving now, and these are turning things up-side down. Actually just up. All cards are turning upside now, not outside that back of the computer. You can see Silverstone Raven chassis, and Timjin too. More chassis are coming like that, because the heat transfers are far better that way. link



Heat is going up, and these Raven chassis are just pumping air from the ground up, so the nature is helping to let the hot air out in a more natural way than old-fashion/normal chassis does.

A bit more on the configuration here, just with an old i7-920 and the old revision of the cooler, not Rev. B which is improved. Link
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Cooler master v8?
    
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Cooler master v8?
I miss my V8, IMHO its a nice and good looking heatsink!

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If you're in the market of hi-end air coolers, perhaps you should consider a cheap water cooling solution! XSPC has good and affordable kits.
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post #18 of 47
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Do you have a link to a review showing that? Because I have tested the 212+ but not the Evo and just looking at the pics on Newegg of it, I would expect at least a moderate increase in cooling efficiency. They have closed the gap between the heatpipes quite a bit on the Evo and that should bring efficiency up quite a bit, since more of the outside heatpipes will be contacting the IHS.

My personal choice for the 2500k system I put in service recently is a copper TRUE with a couple of S-Flex fans on it in push pull. Nothing like a couple kilos of copper goodness staring at ya. Rosetta crunching temp on the hottest core is in the low 60's and the rest run in the 50's at 4.7 on a Biostar board with horrid vdroop.
There was a thread on it somewhere here on OCN, let me see if I can dig it up. Its about $5 more and gives about 1C drop if I remember correctly. IMO it looks better as well. If thats worth it thats up to the individual.

Here is the thread: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...r-212-evo.html

And a quote from the article linked:
Quote:
When we compared these results to the previous iterations, we could not establish a discernible difference to within 1°C between the original and revision versions of the coolers from what we could tell during testing. The Hyper 212 Plus still manages to control the heat output, but there's nothing earth shattering here in terms of an improved performance jump.

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Thanks for the links. Too bad they didn't review it at a higher than stock speed setting on the proc. I think it might have made a bigger difference with an overclocked i7 pushing north of 200 watts like I test with. I don't even bother testing at stock clocks.
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Yea, hopefully more thorough tests will come out soon. They didn't even list very much data.
    
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