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Noctua NH-U9B vs. CM Hyper TX3 vs. Hyper 212 vs. H50

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As title states.

Rank in terms of cooling power on an OCed (3.6GHz, 1.2V) LGA1366 Xeon.
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post #2 of 9
Noctua NH-U9B

H50

Hyper 212

CM Hyper TX3
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1. Noctua NH-U9B
2. H50
3. Hyper 212
4. CM Hyper TX3

My hyper 212 cooled great when I had my i7 930 @ 4.2ghz and 1.35v
Edited by Sean Webster - 10/5/11 at 2:00am
post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15185438 
Noctua NH-U9B

H50

Hyper 212

CM Hyper TX3

This is probably true smile.gif
H50 might beat it in a push-pull configuration maybe?
    
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1. Noctua NH-U9B
2. H50
3. Hyper 212
4. CM Hyper TX3

same here as well based on various benches ive seen.
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post #6 of 9
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Alright.
Noctua it is then.

Maybe it's my mounting, by my Xeon hits 85 exactly on full load at this OC.

I used IBT, 20 runs max (about 5.2K MB RAM, as much as I could squeeze out of my 6GB.)
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post #7 of 9
Why the U9B, out of curiosity, versus the U12B or even the big ol' D14? If you can fit a Hyper 212 you can definitely fit a U12B, which will do better/quieter than the U9B. I went a step further on my Noctua and swapped the fans for Gentle Typhoons (AP-14), which ran quieter on the heat sink than the P12 Noctua fans.
    
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Can the CM341 fit the U12B?

Please list out some good and value-for-money coolers.

Noise is not an issue, I'd like to use my 120x38 Nidecs if possible.
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Your case lists as 185mm, or about 7.25 inches wide. The U12B SE2 comes off the motherboard about 6.3 inches. Using some awesome math-fu (7.25 - 6.3 = 0.95), if you've got about an inch from the right side case wall and the opposite face of the motherboard, it should fit.

Having said this, the Hyper 212 (like most tower coolers) is a little taller than the U12B SE2; you'd be pushing it with the width of your case. Basically all of the top-down coolers will fit (probably the best of which being the Noctua C12, C14, and Thermalright AXP-140).
    
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