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T4 vs 212 EVO noise levels?

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Hi. There may be other threads on this, but I wasn't finding much information when searching Google.

I recently built my first gaming computer and went with the T4 an employee at Microcenter handed me. But with a little reading I ended up finding that the 212 EVO seems to be more highly regarded and for not much more money.

The temps on my CPU with the T4 are about 50C under heavy load for days on end (video encoding). No over clocking here. i5-4570. Seems pretty good, I think. Maybe the 212 EVO will get it a few degrees cooler. But how are the noise levels? The fact that the 212 EVO is less wide also seems desirable for my mini ITX build. But basically, is it worth dismantling the whole machine to install the 212 EVO instead of the T4?

If the noise levels and temps are that much better I may just have to get the 212 EVO.
post #2 of 4
The 4570 is multiplier locked, so the difference would be negligible. The heatsinks look pretty similar. IMHO it's not worth changing coolers.


If the noise is really bothering you, replace the stock fan with either one of these.
http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-TY-140-140mm-160mm-PWM/dp/B00429TWM2/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1384440202&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=thermalright+140mm+fdb

http://www.amazon.com/Yate-120mm-Model-D12SL-12-Black/dp/B000CHU9UC/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384440395&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=yate+loon+120mm+pwm

Either one will move more air through the heatsink with less noise.
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post #3 of 4
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Thanks for the info. The noise isn't bad. No louder than my consoles. But I am always all for quieter. biggrin.gif I'll look in to those fans in a little while.
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the reason you haven't heard much about the T4 is because it's a new product. the 212 has been around for eternity so that's why you hear tons about it. as far as the overall cooler design, i actually like the T4 heatpipe design better. it spreads out the heat more evenly over the cooling fins due to the way the pipes are bent.



if you look at the 2nd and 3rd pipe (closest to the CPU core) the heat is distributed to "less used" regions of the cooling fin which means the cooling power of the fan itself is used more efficiently in this design. I would consider this an evolutionary upgrade to the 212 design which is obvious what this cooler is based on.

assuming the pipes perform at the same level as the 212, then the more even distribution of heat would allow it to just slightly out perform the 212. it's also a shorter cooler meaning it will have a wider range of compatible cases (including U4 chassis)

overall, I'd recommend keeping the T4. 50C under load is not bad at all so i think you should be happy with it assuming you didn't pay a ton of money for the cooler. you COULD buy a new fan for the cooler, but that would defeat the purpose of buying a cheaper cooler in the 1st place, you could have spent the $ of both the cooler and the additional fan on a better cooler in the 1st place.
Edited by psyclum - 11/16/13 at 5:15pm
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