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Today i was walking around my local compusa and say they had a 212+ in stock. only one in the store. being as im on a stock cooler i said screw it. i can use it to hold me over. Ive seen reviews and i know they have the newer EVO edition out as well. so i bought it. installed it and the install is pretty straight forward however it was not as easy as it seemed pushing the screws through the back plate. took about 10 minutes to install. i used the stock paste that came with it. fired it up and saw about a 10c decrease at idle. at max i saw almost a 20c decrease.

To help put it into perspective i downloaded prime95 ran 8 instances of it and at 4.4ghz at 1.3v the temps climbed to about 80 or so on the stock intel fan. with the new cooler i was sitting at about 61c mind you this was the hottest core i was looking at. when i fired up my combat arms game (yes i play combat arms so what i like it) before i was at about 65c now im at about 41-44c. the system right now idles on the hottest core at 30-31c.

I only mounted it one time. so far seems like i got a good mount the first time around. I know this cooler is well know for being a pretty good budget cooler. still i was impressed with the results and am happy to use it until i finish off all my water cooling stuff for my build.

so for 24.95 if your thinking about grabbing one do it. right now i only have the stock fan that came with it installed. i will probably add another fan sometime soon.

also i noticed that the package came with different fan clips i guess before they were using these metal spring clips now they come with these nice play ones that the fans screw to. and they provide dampening material for the fans (both of em even tho you only get 1 fan in the box). i thought it looked a lot nicer with these newer style clips to hold the fan.

quick question. can anyone tell me how the stock cooler master TIM compares to mx2. would it be worth the hassle of a remount to switch the TIM?
    
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With a mid-range air cooler like then 212+, I never noticed a difference between MX2, AS5, and the stock TIM. I would stick with the stock paste and worry about upgrading the fans if you really want to get the most out of that cooler.
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Today i was walking around my local compusa and say they had a 212+ in stock. only one in the store. being as im on a stock cooler i said screw it. i can use it to hold me over. Ive seen reviews and i know they have the newer EVO edition out as well. so i bought it. installed it and the install is pretty straight forward however it was not as easy as it seemed pushing the screws through the back plate. took about 10 minutes to install. i used the stock paste that came with it. fired it up and saw about a 10c decrease at idle. at max i saw almost a 20c decrease.

To help put it into perspective i downloaded prime95 ran 8 instances of it and at 4.4ghz at 1.3v the temps climbed to about 80 or so on the stock intel fan. with the new cooler i was sitting at about 61c mind you this was the hottest core i was looking at. when i fired up my combat arms game (yes i play combat arms so what i like it) before i was at about 65c now im at about 41-44c. the system right now idles on the hottest core at 30-31c.

I only mounted it one time. so far seems like i got a good mount the first time around. I know this cooler is well know for being a pretty good budget cooler. still i was impressed with the results and am happy to use it until i finish off all my water cooling stuff for my build.

so for 24.95 if your thinking about grabbing one do it. right now i only have the stock fan that came with it installed. i will probably add another fan sometime soon.

also i noticed that the package came with different fan clips i guess before they were using these metal spring clips now they come with these nice play ones that the fans screw to. and they provide dampening material for the fans (both of em even tho you only get 1 fan in the box). i thought it looked a lot nicer with these newer style clips to hold the fan.

quick question. can anyone tell me how the stock cooler master TIM compares to mx2. would it be worth the hassle of a remount to switch the TIM?
Nope...Definitely not worth the hassle. You may see a 2C difference for like 30 minutes of work (unmounting, cleaning(PITA), reapplying, remounting).
    
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yea i kinda figured thats why i used the stuff that came with it and saved my mx2
    
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yea i kinda figured thats why i used the stuff that came with it and saved my mx2
Well... I mean if you already had the MX2 before mounting, then I would've just used that instead. But now, it's def not worth it. Trust me, I've done it b4
    
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I used to have a Hyper 212+ and extremely happy with its performance.
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pretty impressive with the 2600k, i heard they run cooler but thats pretty awesome though.
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If you really found it hard to put screws through the backplate then you probably did somthing wrong.
Bakcplate and screws first before the cooler.
IF you install properly you might get better spread of tim and better temps
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post #9 of 16
The Cooler Master TIM is pretty good. Just keep it on there till you have to take it off for some reason.
If you add another blademaster fan to make it a push/ pull, you will probably see another 2-3° drop in temps.
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post #10 of 16
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To help put it into perspective i downloaded prime95 ran 8 instances of it and at 4.4ghz at 1.3v the temps climbed to about 80 or so on the stock intel fan. with the new cooler i was sitting at about 61c mind you this was the hottest core i was looking at. when i fired up my combat arms game (yes i play combat arms so what i like it) before i was at about 65c now im at about 41-44c. the system right now idles on the hottest core at 30-31c.
how?! I have my CPU sat at 4.2GHz with 1.290v and the temperature climbs to about 69 degrees on the hottest core under Prime95 I have reseated the cooler 3 damn times, each time trying a different method of applying the paste, same each time (and I am 110% certain I am mounting it correctly).
I have cable managed everything and there are no cables blocking airflow, I have a 140mm fan at the front, a 120mm fan just behind the GPU (i.e. above the hard drives to flow air from the front fan to the GPU and CPU), a side panel 120mm fan and a rear 120mm exhaust fan. And still my temps are rubbish! Everyone is so in favour of this cooler but I'm seriously considering dumping it for a Corsair A70 - perhaps I have a poor base since the coolest cores are 5 deg lower
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