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post #1 of 7
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Just wanted an opinion on whether I should upgrade from the stock AMD cooler on the 965BE to the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or a set of Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm case fans which would be better than the ones I currently have.

Idle/low usage temps (as of now) with my 965BE @1.375vcore in BIOS:
28-33 C

Stress testing (p95) temps (previous):
49-58 (ish) C

Ambient temps:
20-21 C (more/less)


Currently have 2 Kingwin 120mm case fans (details in sig), one as a front lower intake, the other as a top exhaust, along with a 120mm cheap fan that came with the case as exhaust as well.


Thoughts?

Not planning on doing any overclocking at the moment and may even lower my voltage just a tad bit more and I'm sure the better case fans would probably shave off a few degrees as well.
post #2 of 7
your temps are very good as is.
the Hyper 212+ is nice though, and would be way better than a stock cooler.
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post #3 of 7
Priority for better temperatures is usually replacing a typical heatsink with a decent aftermarket one. However, you should also keep in mind cable management for proper airflow through your case and maintaining a dust free immaculate setup. Afterwards you should be looking into better case fans which is a whole new subcategory to research on...

-Airflow
-Static Pressure
-Noise
-Controller

...etc.

If you want to push further then I think it's...

1. Water Cooling (significant overclocking)
2. Phase Change (extreme overclocking)
3. Liquid Nitrogen/LN2 and DICE/Dry Ice (record overclocking)

Probably more info than you needed but I just like trying to give info for others who may look into it as well while being new to cooling options in general.
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post #4 of 7
Not only will you get lower temps with the 212, but it will make your rig much quieter. That stock cooler is quite noisy when it is working, while the 212 makes very little noise even at full speed (which it will never hit without an oc).
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post #5 of 7
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Yeah I realize that CPU cooling is the #1 priority when it comes to cooling, as well as cable management (decent at the moment (except from near the 1st intake) and I plan on spending a weekend making it even better in the near future), yet I figured with my decent temps at the moment if it would be worth it to hold off a tad big longer on an aftermarket cooler or not.

Really haven't been doing anything intensive since I put my build together due to the fact I had to RMA the graphics card right after getting it (taking some time too) and am stuck with an older card until I get it, holding me back from really doing anything at the moment such as gaming.

Although it's pretty cheap for either option or both, stuck at one or the other for the time being due to fact I'm holding off some cash aside and waiting to see if I need to replace my PSU (related to my graphics card issue) once I get my replacement graphics card.
post #6 of 7
Not sure how fan is attached but if you could, try reversing the stock cooler fan to pull air out instead of push air in. The two times I've tried this CPU temps dropped. This last time it was with Thermalright's new AXP-100 cooler and it lowered CPU temp 5-8c. Reason is with stock fan pushing into cooler the air tends to circle back up from motherboard and get sucked back into cooler. (RAM, GPU, etc. all deflect hot exhaust back toward fan) Turning the fan to pull out allows case airflow to carry the hot exhaust air back and/or up and out back/top of case. wink.gif Doesn't cost anything to try and if it doesn't help you've only lost a few minutes time.. if it lowers temps it's free cooling. thumb.gif
post #7 of 7
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Thanks for the replies.

Ended up going with the CM 212+, shouldn't have even thought about getting case fans and being stuck with a loud cooler any longer than I have to.
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