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NZXT Havik $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011

this.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by racer86 View Post

This is going to be the air cooler for my review bench so it wont ever be in a case
hmm never really though of nxzt it looks to perform right around the hyper 212+ but at $60 ???

The Hyper is a good cooler,but it only has 4 heat-pipes and a 92mm fan for the Hyper 212+ and 120mm fan on the Hyper212+ EVO.
They both will cool many CPU's effectively,but the older one just can't keep up with better coolers with today's 6 and 8 core CPU's.The EVO is great choice,but only comes with one fan.If you are overclocking you will want a 2nd fan.
I went with the Havik because of the 6 heat-pipes and dual 140mm fans which are pretty decent.After lapping the concave base I am getting really awesome performance.

The thing about cpu cooler reviews is the difference in conditions between tests.Even 1c in ambient temps will effect the results.Also,that effect is not linear,and performs differently on different set-ups.Take a look here and compare
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HAVIK-120-CPU-Cooler-Review/1453/6
700
700
700
The thing is you really can't go on just the number of temp difference because it is not a linear result and it only gives the difference under one load.If you add another 40 watts of heat you would see a changing of the order.
Compared to all those coolers tested above,I am getting better performance of even the best watercoolers.
480
700
that's at 18c ambient min. running 20 passes of IBT,with a max coretemp of 46c on a highly overclocked 4 core Phenom II.Needless to say I am pleased.
Edited by Redwoodz - 1/5/12 at 8:00am
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The Hyper is a good cooler,but it only has 4 heat-pipes and a 92mm fan for the Hyper 212+ and 120mm fan on the Hyper212+ EVO.
They both will cool many CPU's effectively,but the older one just can't keep up with better coolers with today's 6 and 8 core CPU's.The EVO is great choice,but only comes with one fan.If you are overclocking you will want a 2nd fan.
I went with the Havik because of the 6 heat-pipes and dual 140mm fans which are pretty decent.After lapping the concave base I am getting really awesome performance.
The thing about cpu cooler reviews is the difference in conditions between tests.Even 1c in ambient temps will effect the results.Also,that effect is not linear,and performs differently on different set-ups.Take a look here and compare
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HAVIK-120-CPU-Cooler-Review/1453/6
700
700
700
The thing is you really can't go on just the number of temp difference because it is not a linear result and it only gives the difference under one load.If you add another 40 watts of heat you would see a changing of the order.
Compared to all those coolers tested above,I am getting better performance of even the best watercoolers.
480
700
that's at 18c ambient min. running 20 passes of IBT,with a max coretemp of 46c on a highly overclocked 4 core Phenom II.Needless to say I am pleased.

wow thankyou for your help that gives me alot to think about

also those are phenomenal temps on your rig that is just ridiculousness lol

how is the ram clearence on that cooler your using?
post #14 of 19
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wow thankyou for your help that gives me alot to think about
also those are phenomenal temps on your rig that is just ridiculousness lol
how is the ram clearence on that cooler your using?

It is perfect on my motherboard which is a mid-grade ASRock 880G Pro3.It fits just in front of the first RAM slot,so it also functions very well as a RAM cooler for my relatively tall heat-spreaders.
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that doesn't mean it will fit every motherboard like this,but it is a pretty narrow cooler.In fact it is the same width as the Xigmatik Gaia,which is considered a small cooler.
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post #15 of 19
I have a CM Hyper 212+ with a push/pull setup and it cools very well for half the price you're willing to spend.
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The Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 is by far the best price/performance heatsink on the market. It performs as well as the $80 Archon for half the price. Aside from that, you also have the Havik (which I have. Fantastic heatsink), and the TRUE Spirit 120. Those would be my top three there
    
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Im happy w/ my scythe. The ninja looks pretty sweet
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redwoodz, how does it do at 22-24C ambient?
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well looks like i can pick up a corsair A70 for $37 shipped it seems to run right along all these other coolers while staying $30 cheaper biggrin.gif
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