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What is a good upgrade from a H212+? Currently it can't handle my overclock, 4.2Ghz. so i guess its time for an upgrade. Now i know the obviously sa and d14, but what else?
    
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H70 or H80 would be a fine upgrade, along with a Venomous X, or Megahalems, those would all be good places to start smile.gif
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Archon, Xigmatek Dark Knight (or whichever one is the successor to the Knight), possibly the A70 from Corsair, the 212+ EVO is out, and the 612 PWM. The Thermalright HR-02 (Macho), the TRUE 120, or the TRUE 140.
Most of those are budget coolers (though the Archon might be pushing it when saying "budget"). I said those because you have a 212+ right now, so you might be looking at other inexpensive coolers.

If I had to pick a budget one, I'd probably go for the TRUE 140. Maybe the Archon if you had a bit more many than $40.

The SA and the D14 are also fantastic, and Noctua is about to release a D14 with PWM fans.

EDIT: Some mid-range options:
The EVGA Superclock and the NZXT HAVIK. The people who I've seen that have them say they work excellent, especially for the price.
Edited by Samurai Batgirl - 11/14/11 at 5:32pm
 
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post #5 of 17
Start some watercooling, get bit by the custom bug or play it cool with a H series Corsair. They're quite wonderful. biggrin.gif
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How much are you willing to spend?

I'd say go for a Rasa kit, as it's cross-compatible with almost everything.
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try the new ZALAMAN CNPS 12X .

ive heard its got really good cooling which beats or is similar to the D14. i haven't read the review my self but
all i know is its fridge.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/zalman-cnps-12x-review/
    
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I priced out a full loop before and i am still thinking about it, but really it seems pointless for me.
I was thinking H70 but i was told it wouldn't be an upgrade for me, i think the silver arrow might be my best bet but im not sure..
    
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try the new ZALAMAN CNPS 12X .
ive heard its got really good cooling which beats or is similar to the D14. i haven't read the review my self but
all i know is its fridge.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/zalman-cnps-12x-review/

The CNPS12x has RAM clearance issues hella bad. It also came close in that review, but in every other review it's done terrible. Even if it had come closer or tied, it's priced higher than the D14 and SA. In the review from OC3D, it actually failed one of the tests. If they had a major revision or even just tweaked it, it could be a BEAST, but right now it isn't.
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I priced out a full loop before and i am still thinking about it, but really it seems pointless for me.
I was thinking H70 but i was told it wouldn't be an upgrade for me, i think the silver arrow might be my best bet but im not sure..

Silver Arrow is beastly. You might want to wait for the D14 PWM if you're getting the SA because of the PWM fans. Just a suggestion. Either way should be fantastic
THAT IS REALLY WHAT I THINK. OH, BY THE WAY, WHICH ONE'S PINK? (Sorry... When I say fantastic, I think of "Have a Cigar" by Pink Floyd... wubsmiley.gif)
 
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