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i'm impressed i ran first 10 tests prime 95 with the hyper 212 got 40.c core temp, 37.c cpu temp thats better than my V8

The Hyper 212 Plus IS in fact better than the V8. The V8 doesn't get enough air to suck for the first part, and the fan also doesn't push enough air. Bad thing to sandwich a fan in the middle without giving it any room to breath at all.
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Hyper 212+ with two 120mm R4 Sickleflows hits the sweet spot of cooling performance per dollar.

Err...... Nope. Just one of the Blademaster on the 212 Plus / Evo will give you the best bang for your buck. Adding a second Blademaster will only give you 1 or 2 C improvement and the last I tested with two Sickleflows in push pull only yielded 1 C lower than a single Blademaster.

Sorry Wong, you just weren't pushing the thermal envelope high enough in your tests. When you get serious thermal loads going, you need two fans, and preferably extra shrouding in-between. Blademasters are ok for a push fan, but they are just noisy and useless for pulling air. Sickleflows are cheap, quiet, and provide a massive amount of pressure for a push-pull configuration, ideal for huge thermal loads.
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Corsair A70 30$
with a MX-4 13$
Hope that helped thumb.gif
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Dont forget the OCN marketplace! I got my Zalman there for 15 bucks! I have my 955BE running 3.7 right now, 52c under load

Funny side note: I was running prime95 in the background on accident while I was doing everything else I normally do (i.e. skyrim with browser in background). This thing keeps cool!
     
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Sorry Wong, you just weren't pushing the thermal envelope high enough in your tests. When you get serious thermal loads going, you need two fans, and preferably extra shrouding in-between. Blademasters are ok for a push fan, but they are just noisy and useless for pulling air. Sickleflows are cheap, quiet, and provide a massive amount of pressure for a push-pull configuration, ideal for huge thermal loads.

I was using a 4.2 GHz quad core 45 nm chip in my tests. Go figure. The Blademasters have higher pressure in fact than the Sickleflows. The Sickleflows are OK as case fans but never as good as the Blademasters when it comes to heat sink and radiator fans, and they're not all that much quieter that the Blademasters. Plus the fact that Blademasters are PWM controlled, so you'll get better noise to performance ratio vs the Sickleflows on a fan controller.
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Corsair A70 30$
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Damn why do I always forget the fact that the best bang for the buck cooler out there right now is the Corsair A70......
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Sorry Wong, you just weren't pushing the thermal envelope high enough in your tests. When you get serious thermal loads going, you need two fans, and preferably extra shrouding in-between. Blademasters are ok for a push fan, but they are just noisy and useless for pulling air. Sickleflows are cheap, quiet, and provide a massive amount of pressure for a push-pull configuration, ideal for huge thermal loads.

I was using a 4.2 GHz quad core 45 nm chip in my tests. Go figure. The Blademasters have higher pressure in fact than the Sickleflows. The Sickleflows are OK as case fans but never as good as the Blademasters when it comes to heat sink and radiator fans, and they're not all that much quieter that the Blademasters. Plus the fact that Blademasters are PWM controlled, so you'll get better noise to performance ratio vs the Sickleflows on a fan controller.

Ok true that on the PWM/fan controllers. I power mine from the motherboard, but not the CPU fan header. Always 50% or 100% (benching). Blademaster does work nicely with PWM. Too bad I never use it at low RPM >< I still like them better than blademaster for case/radiator (used on my Phenom II Hexacore @4.2GHZ, and now my bulldozer). Have you seen the Rosewill 140mm version of the blademaster? Is that your mom in that avatar with you?
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Ok true that on the PWM/fan controllers. I power mine from the motherboard, but not the CPU fan header. Always 50% or 100% (benching). Blademaster does work nicely with PWM. Too bad I never use it at low RPM >< I still like them better than blademaster for case/radiator (used on my Phenom II Hexacore @4.2GHZ, and now my bulldozer). Have you seen the Rosewill 140mm version of the blademaster? Is that your mom in that avatar with you?

Just saw the fan on Newegg and strange that it has a lower pressure than the Blademaster. Then again Cooler Master's specs can't really be trusted. The girl in my avatar is my friend who is only one year older than me.
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Is that your mom in that avatar with you?
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The girl in my avatar is my friend who is only one year older than me.

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