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I'd say it certainly acts like it in terms of bang-for-buck performance. It keeps a 4.0GHz Bulldozer at 31Degrees on full load and thats with using the included CoolerMaster TIM so im sure by using something more...refined temps might even drop lower.

I'd certainly recommend it, as even though i've had mine for 2-3months and im changing in favour of even lower temps (never happy) i plan to sell it to my friend as it supports a lot of different sockets, both AMD and Intel.
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I wouldn't put a Cooler Master cooler on the same level as a premium product made by Noctua. But they have been around for a long time and make quality products. I'm sure you would be pleased with the 212 Evo.
The thermal paste that comes with it is decent...but if you're looking for something with a little extra umph, Noctua NT-H1 hits the spot.
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

I wouldn't put a Cooler Master cooler on the same level as a premium product made by Noctua. But they have been around for a long time and make quality products. I'm sure you would be pleased with the 212 Evo.
The thermal paste that comes with it is decent...but if you're looking for something with a little extra umph, Noctua NT-H1 hits the spot.

Sorry i should have mentioned that too doh.gif I think Coolermaster have hit the spot for a budget cooler which still pulls its own weight, from the ones i've owned i'm impressed with CM products...mostly.
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212 evo
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I use the 212 EVO with a 3770K on a mild 4.3ghz overclock. Doesnt top 70c and only 60c in gaming and that is with an ambient of ~27c which is higher than most people have.

I also use 2 of the stock coolermaster fans for push / pull.

Very nice once you set your fan profiles up.
 
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post #16 of 54
Check out Thermalright True Spirit 120. Much better cooler than Hyper 212 evo if you can buy it for similar price.
http://rigmods.com/wp/blog/thermalright-true-spirit-120-review-2/
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I'm sure the 212 Evo is way better than having a stock cooler.
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Thermalright True Spirit (120)

headscratch.gif Gotta be a fluke, but found this funny.
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Thermalright True Spirit (120)

headscratch.gif Gotta be a fluke, but found this funny.
$500.00!! lmaosmiley.gif
But free shipping.biggrin.gif

Way over priced on that side of pond. Here in UK I can get it for £20.82 plus tax.. That's $31.57
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