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Also consider the Scythe Fuma or Ninja 4 - in the sub-50 range and cool among the best. ehume's Ninja 4 review and Fuma review
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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
Edited by Echoa - 8/7/16 at 7:43pm
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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
In the sub $35.00 range the H7 is very good. Your USA selection is more limited than here in Europe. The Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure and Brocken Eco; Thermalright Macho 120, Macho SBM and TRUE Spirit 120; and several Sycthe coolers are only the tip of iceberg of other great $35.00-ish coolers.

I agree about the hyper 212 being marginal.
post #14 of 63
If your cpu is 3.8GHz Haswell/DC then Macho 120 would suit you. That cooler might have problems if your CPU is +4GHz though. My 4.4GHz 4790K exceeded 70 degrees on TR Macho 120 in games, and that was just stock speed.
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If your cpu is 3.8GHz Haswell/DC then Macho 120 would suit you. That cooler might have problems if your CPU is +4GHz though. My 4.4GHz 4790K exceeded 70 degrees on TR Macho 120 in games, and that was just stock speed.
Indeed, the Macho 120 is not a super cooler. Not bad at all, but there are better one at higher price.

Not to nit-pick, but what was your cooler intake air temp versus room air temp? It is not uncommon for cooler intake air temp to be 15-25c higher than room 10-15 minutes into a serious gaming session. wink.gif
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Indeed, the Macho 120 is not a super cooler. Not bad at all, but there are better one at higher price.

Not to nit-pick, but what was your cooler intake air temp versus room air temp? It is not uncommon for cooler intake air temp to be 15-25c higher than room 10-15 minutes into a serious gaming session. wink.gif
what was my intake air temps versus room temp ?
who the hell measures things like this ?
post #17 of 63
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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.

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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.....
post #18 of 63
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what was my intake air temps versus room temp ?
who the hell measures things like this ?
What cairlatano said. A simple $6.00 digital indoor outdoor wired remote thermometer, cloths pin, piece of stiff wire and some tape. is all that is needed. 2nd post in "Ways to Better Cooling" link in my sig. tongue.gif

Ask ciarlatano what he found when he checked his Enthoo Luxe cooler intake air temp versus room ambient with no load on GPU. poke.gif
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What cairlatano said. A simple $6.00 digital indoor outdoor wired remote thermometer, cloths pin, piece of stiff wire and some tape. is all that is needed. 2nd post in "Ways to Better Cooling" link in my sig. tongue.gif

Ask ciarlatano what he found when he checked his Enthoo Luxe cooler intake air temp versus room ambient with no load on GPU. poke.gif
I have a sensor in my H1 and a digital display. my intake air is just around my room temp.
I am aware you've got a thread called ways of better cooling, I've seen you mention it in just about each one of your posts.
post #20 of 63
I'd vote for Phanteks ph tc12dx, Cryorig H5 or Deepcool Lucifer v2 (or K2 if ram clearance and issue)
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