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Worth replacing 212+ with Dark Knight?

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I just got this cooler for $5AR and I'm wondering if I should replace my 212+ with it on my 955.

Reading reviews online seem inconclusive. Reviewers compared it to the 212+ in their tests but sometimes it seemed higher, sometimes it seemed lower

My rig is sitting in Irvine so ambient temps with my 212+ at the moment are usually from around 20-30C and I'm consistently idling around 30-32C with load going to 40-43C. Would I see an improvement replacing it? Or shall I save this for a friend's build?
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I wouldn't bother. I have experience with both, they're both gonna give you about the same performance.
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I say save it. Won't make much if any difference at all, and you'll have to reapply TIM and reseat the HS.
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Save it.

I am in the same situation. I have a 212+ on my 955 (temps are a little higher that I would like, but think it is a bad TIM application/HSF mounting). I have a A70 in a box and the Dark Knight coming also.
I like the 212+ though because it faces the "correct" way, the DN and A70 do not.
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