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Cooler Master 212 Evo or Corsair H80

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Been stuck between these 2, I hear the 212 is the best bang for your buck, and only being like $27 here, i like haha.
but is it worth spending the $84 to get an H80?

I'm at 4ghz on the stock cooler, so I'm guessing with a 212, I can at least hit 4.5?

thoughts? opinions?
post #2 of 9
Im not sure how good the 212 is but here is a little chart from the jan 2012 issue of custom pc where they did a cpu cooler show down on an FX-8150 and Intel 2500k.

Chart is for 2500k at 4.1Ghz 1.325v, hope you can read it ok

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post #3 of 9
I personally don't feel the Corsair H series cooler are worth the money unless you don't have the height room in your case. At 80 bucks, just grab a Noctua D14 if you can fit it.
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post #4 of 9
really just depnds on your case, if your case has good air flow and can get rid of the hot air from the CPU ok then get the evo. The only time i'd consider getting a water cooling system like the H-series is if I had a small form case or for some reason couldnt get good airflow in the case.

Dude your in the great white north, why wouldn't you go with air cooling tongue.gif
 
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
yeah, I'm leaning more towards the 212, was just curious to see if there was any benchmarks with both these coolers to get some rough temps.
cause with the stock cooler, and full load, I get 60C
post #6 of 9
The 212evo will run cooler than the h80. If your case has proper air flow.

If your going to go wc you have to go custom if you want real cooling performance
 
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post #7 of 9
spend 60 bucks for a nzxt havik. its better than the h80 for sure
   
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by ocmi_teddy View Post

The 212evo will run cooler than the h80. If your case has proper air flow.
If your going to go wc you have to go custom if you want real cooling performance

This go with the 212 Evo or go custom water cooling.
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