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I am building an i5 2500k today.. I have both of these coolers in front of me but am torn as to which one to use?

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V8
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Any reason to back your answer?
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post #4 of 15
The Hyper 212+ is cheaper and IMO performs on par with the V8. Unless you're pushing 5GHz+ (which is hard anyway) your CPU will run out of steam long before your cooler reaches its limits. You might also want to check out the Corsair A70, which is better than the 212 (more heatpipes and includes 2 fans for push/pull right out of the box.) Newegg has on sale for $28 after rebate.
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post #5 of 15
v8 looks like it would do a better job, but i have seen people claim the 212 is slighly better. i have no proof, take this with a grain of salt.

Will admit though, i was rather disapointed with mine when compared to my friends $20 cheaper mugen 3. he gets ~15c cooler than mine
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post #6 of 15
Between those two? Take the Hyper. I have the V8 and a friend of mine with a Q9400 has the hyper. The hyper performs about the same and better in some cases. Go with the Hyper.
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post #7 of 15
Well i am assuming he has both of the right in front of them as in he can go either one.

CM v8 performs just on par with a TRUE. which is marginally better than a CM 212

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2314&page=5

It isnt fantastic. If you havent bought either of them which in the way you stated the question it made it seem as if you had already both. I would go with V8. If you have not purchased either of them yet go for CM 212+two fans in P/P
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post #8 of 15
Didn't realize you already have them both.
Try and see which one is better. You know you want to take that thing apart and put it together as many times as you can!
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post #9 of 15
For the price, the 212+ is a better deal and performs just as well.

Also it isn't as oversized as the V8 which may interfere with side/top fans and RAM heatspreaders
post #10 of 15
212+ for the price and it works good.
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