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Cooler Master Hyper N520 or Corsair H40?

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So I was stupid when setting up my gaming rig a year back and bought Corsair H40 and now I'm thinking of changing it for something a better.

Now I also have my older pc up sometimes and it runs a Hyper N520 on my poor Q8400 cpu which does ok for normal use, but when folding and stuff that really pushes the cpu it has a hard time keeping the temps down.

Question is: Should I change the Hyper N520 I'm using for the Corsair H40 when I get a new cooler for my new rig? And do you think there's gonna be a big change? Cause the H40 does pretty ok with my 2500k at 4.6ghz and 1.392v but only ok since with prime it sometimes reaches 90 for a bit before it goes down to somewhere between 75 and 84 depending on the fft.
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post #2 of 3
Put a big air cooler on your rig. A Noctua NH-D14, Phanteks PH-TC14, or Thermaltake Silver Arrow are neck-and-neck for being the best cooler.

Put the H40 on the old PC.
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I'm already thinking of the d14. So that's ok. But do you think there will be a noticeable difference between the Hyper N520 and H40?
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