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I like the push/pull of the A70 but the Hyper has more....hype. Which should I get to overclock my 2500k?
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A70 is slightly better than 212 EVO, but A70 usually is overpriced and IIRC comes with slightly louder fans.

Either will do for OC up to 4.5 GHz.
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In addition to what trumpet said, since you like the push/pull you can just get the 212 EVO with a second fan for the price of the A70.
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If its any help, I have the A70 on my 2500k @ 4.5Ghz and it keeps it at 60c even while folding. My voltage is around 1.32 or so as well. Also, I am not using the voltage reducers to makes the fans spin slower.
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I have owned both and I personally like the hyper 212 better.

It cooled slightly better, and it makes sense because the heat pipes are spread out more on the Hyper 212, I would purchase that again. Honestly I thought I would like the A70 better when I bought because I have a corsair addiction tongue.gif

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I have owned both and I personally like the hyper 212 better.
It cooled slightly better, and it makes sense because the heat pipes are spread out more on the Hyper 212, I would purchase that again. Honestly I thought I would like the A70 better when I bought because I have a corsair addiction tongue.gif
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Would you be willing to give numbers on the Hyper 212? Also, would it be worth an upgrade from an A70?
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Would you be willing to give numbers on the Hyper 212? Also, would it be worth an upgrade from an A70?

I have sold the Hyper 212+ to a friend few months because I needed a tank of gas something bad and he was using a stock cooler biggrin.gif (So these numbers are kinda from memory, your mileage may vary tongue.gif) Had the setup a few months ago, I borrowed my friends Q8400 and I dont remember what the A70 would put out with it but it was somewhere are 33-34 idle and load of 62-64.. (Overclock somewhere around 3.4Ghz, stock push pull fan setup) the hyper 212+ was able to drop those temps by about 3-4 degrees with Cooler Master R4 Sickle Flow Fans in push pull

And If you have the A70, I would recommend not upgrading coolers but change the fans on it, that will drop temps and put you on par with Hyper 212 Owners. Changing the fans can drop temps by a few degrees and its well worth it IMO, My A70 is currently tucked away in its box because I am using a Zalman CNPS9500 in my Server and a D14 on my sig rig thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by txtrkandy View Post

I have sold the Hyper 212+ to a friend few months because I needed a tank of gas something bad and he was using a stock cooler biggrin.gif (So these numbers are kinda from memory, your mileage may vary tongue.gif) Had the setup a few months ago, I borrowed my friends Q8400 and I dont remember what the A70 would put out with it but it was somewhere are 33-34 idle and load of 62-64.. (Overclock somewhere around 3.4Ghz, stock push pull fan setup) the hyper 212+ was able to drop those temps by about 3-4 degrees with Cooler Master R4 Sickle Flow Fans in push pull
And If you have the A70, I would recommend not upgrading coolers but change the fans on it, that will drop temps and put you on par with Hyper 212 Owners. Changing the fans can drop temps by a few degrees and its well worth it IMO, My A70 is currently tucked away in its box because I am using a Zalman CNPS9500 in my Server and a D14 on my sig rig thumb.gif
Edit: And my media PC has a custom loop for silence

212+ and 212 evo are 2 different things!!!!!!!!!!!

212+is a bit better and sickleflow fans make good work on 212+ heatsink poke.gif
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