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Ordered a 212 evo. Can't wait to OC my 2500k!

cool, i found little things helped with mine like some nice AC MX-4 TIM but at first i used the stock and it was pretty good.. i had to seat mine about 4-5times to get it right LOL.. i found the line method worked best smile.gif
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post #22 of 40
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Yeah I've read that the TIM that comes with the 212's are quite good so I won't get any TIM until I run out of the supplied one. Only bad thing is I have to seat it while it's in my case. Too much work to get the mobo out.
post #23 of 40
Trial fit it with the plastic protector still on a few times. Much easierr then putting thermal paste on and finding out it not seated right.
post #24 of 40
I'll be a little bit of a contrarion to the Hyper 212 Evo recommendation. It's a good heatsink, but there's not reason to grab one over the Xigmatek Gaia or Enermax ETS-T40 T.B Silence which perform the same (better by some accounts) for less and are also quieter. If you're willing to spend a little more, the Thermalright HR-02 Macho, Thermalright True Spirit 140, NZXT Havik 120, Zalman CNPS10X Performa, Gelid Tranquillo, and EVGA Superclock are all great heatsinks in the $40-50 range.
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I'll be a little bit of a contrarion to the Hyper 212 Evo recommendation. It's a good heatsink, but there's not reason to grab one over the Xigmatek Gaia or Enermax ETS-T40 T.B Silence which perform the same (better by some accounts) for less and are also quieter. If you're willing to spend a little more, the Thermalright HR-02 Macho, Thermalright True Spirit 140, NZXT Havik 120, Zalman CNPS10X Performa, Gelid Tranquillo, and EVGA Superclock are all great heatsinks in the $40-50 range.

This. The cm 212 EVO or otherwise is no longer the default answer in this price range. The enermax is a better value.

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post #26 of 40
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I'll be a little bit of a contrarion to the Hyper 212 Evo recommendation. It's a good heatsink, but there's not reason to grab one over the Xigmatek Gaia or Enermax ETS-T40 T.B Silence which perform the same (better by some accounts) for less and are also quieter. If you're willing to spend a little more, the Thermalright HR-02 Macho, Thermalright True Spirit 140, NZXT Havik 120, Zalman CNPS10X Performa, Gelid Tranquillo, and EVGA Superclock are all great heatsinks in the $40-50 range.

best answer in this thread... also the Scythe Mine 2 can be had pretty cheap sometimes... in europe it's actually cheaper than the 212+ right now biggrin.gif
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No love for Corsair A70?? I got mine for like $20 AR...they go on sale quite often.
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It's a fantastic heatsink, but a hard to find at a good price now. Directron has it for $30 after MIR, but it's deactivated on Newegg, $50 at Amazon, and special order most other places.
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post #29 of 40
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Ordered a 212 evo. Can't wait to OC my 2500k!

Good choice, I have the 212+ and an i5-2500k at 4.7Ghz with 1.352v. I max out around 70 running Prime95 and using the Coolermaster TIM that came with the 212+. I think you will be very happy with your choice.
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post #30 of 40
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Good choice, I have the 212+ and an i5-2500k at 4.7Ghz with 1.352v. I max out around 70 running Prime95 and using the Coolermaster TIM that came with the 212+. I think you will be very happy with your choice.

Have you tried going higher than 4.7? I'm at 4.5 and 1.290 core voltage with temps at 64C after one hour of Prime95. I've been wanting to up the speed but I haven't.
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