Originally Posted by Echoa
Thanks for the input guys. I think I'm going to stick with my original choice of the H7. I like the aesthetics of it, it's only 35$, and it should do well at keeping my 1.075v 3.6ghz Xeon 1240v3 cooler than my aging Corsair H55. I'll definitely be getting a noctua when I upgrade a few years down the road (unless Zen ends up to good you resist)
I'd go with the 212 if I didn't hate the look or it's mounting. I installed one for a friend and just didn't enjoy it or like the look of the results
Having owned and tested both, I can tell you that the H5 is worth the extra $10. It offers better overall cooling, better performance/noise (in other words, it will be quieter while keeping the same temps) and has one of the best mounting kits on the market. It will also perform on par with your H55 with less noise. If I was reaching for a midrange cooler, I would grab my H5 over my NH-U12S - looks do play a part in that, though, but performance is very similar.
Originally Posted by Klocek001
what was my intake air temps versus room temp ?
who the hell measures things like this ?
Builders who are concerned with the actual performance of their coolers and getting proper airflow to them measure things like this.....