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post #1701 of 2409
Just got some time of work sold my newer Vulcan to a friend (sorry no good pics) My own kinda got neglected. Going to buy a new cpu cooler. Will the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO fit with the side fan or will the COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 be better
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Just got some time of work sold my newer Vulcan to a friend (sorry no good pics) My own kinda got neglected. Going to buy a new cpu cooler. Will the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO fit with the side fan or will the COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 be better

I believe the 212 EVO will fit, but I don't think you'll be able to install a 200mm fan on the mesh side panel in the future.

The CM GeminII S524 got mixed reviews, it's good if your RAM and motherboard need cooling in addition to your processor, but I don't prefer the design since it spreads the hot air into your case like a stock Intel HSF rather than moving the hot air in a specific direction.

I've made a thread since I'm in the market for a CPU air cooler as well, hopefully it can help you too (when it gets replied to!)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1223847/cpu-air-cooler-recommendations-for-nzxt-vulcan-matx-sff-lga-1155
post #1703 of 2409
thanks for reply
I new with the 212 the side fan probs not fit
My end up buying a asetek 545. what is the temp difference between the asetek 545 and the h50

(zip ties ftw)

Thanks Je2ter

PS PIC (sorry bad quality)
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post #1704 of 2409
Edit: Browsing back the thread i realized i missed TheJesus sweet deal frown.gif

I have some questions regarding the Vulcan, i think this is the best thread for them smile.gif

1)Will a Cooler Master 212+ fit in the case?
2)Does it have filters?
3)Can you really use the handle to move it around? I ask this because the case seems to be too flimsy.

If it doesn't have filters, how do you guys deal with the dust? It is a real feature rich case for the price and the handle is a most have feature to me.
Edited by Refreshment - 3/9/12 at 6:03am
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I want one...I'm using an old Dell case for my spare parts machine...what a heat trap!
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It is likely that you will have to mod your case to have the 212+ to fit. I'd recommend either getting a Thermolabs BADA or a Cooler Master H101 (basically a mini 212+). If you plan on heavy overclocking, it might be worth finding an all in one water cooler on sale at newegg.

There are no real filters on the case, and even if you install them you'll probably find that a lot of unfiltered air comes through the side mesh anyway. I try to blow my case out every month or two to keep in clean.

Although the handle seems flimsy, it is actually very strong. It doesn't necessarily distribute the weight evenly (you'll find the the sweet spot of the handle is too far back) but it has no problem lugging around my 30lb Vulcan.

I'd look no further if you're trying to get a case with a handle. From what I've seen in reviews this is the only case to get for under $100 that has a reliable handle.
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3)Can you really use the handle to move it around? I ask this because the case seems to be too flimsy.
If it doesn't have filters, how do you guys deal with the dust? It is a real feature rich case for the price and the handle is a most have feature to me.

Fully loaded my case weighed over 40lbs and was moved on an almost daily basis. I never had an issue with the handle. The dust filters on the case are non removable, but easily cleaned with a vacuum. They do a great job keeping dust out.

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Hi all, I have just bought one of these cases as I need a bigger case with more cooling. Have been through the forum and it seems like a good portable case. will be building it in the next few days, Will post some pics when I get done.
I am looking at putting sli GTX 580's in any advice? is it better to have standard coolers venting the hot air out the back of the case or something like msi twin frozrs as there will not be much of a gap between the cards.
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post #1709 of 2409
In this kind of case, airflow should not matter as much. It is hard to create pressure zones with the side mesh.

Either will work really. I would say get the Twin Frozr cooler since they run cooler. It sounds like you haven't bought them yet. If you can wait, Kepler should be coming out soon and that will drive down the price of the 580 and you can get the 680 instead.
     
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@Thrall and Devilguns thanks for answering my questions. I have until the 15 of the month to make my buying decision, yes it is a good value case but on top of the 70 i have to paid, theres an extra shipping cost for this region that will elevate the cost upward the 110 dollar mark so it's not a so easy decision.

The area where im cuarrently is really dusty, so that side panel will welcome dirt quiet fondly. The only thing i could think for this is maybe get some polyurethane filter (like the ones in air conditioner) across the side panel. Yet i don't have any ideas on how i would fix it into place of if it'll work at all. Another question, what's the function of the optional side fan, intake or outtake? If it's intake then that thing would make the case a sand beach in no time.

And again, anyone knows of a cpu cooler with similar performance to the hyper 212+ but with a lower profile to fit it in this case? Yes, Thrall taked about the Cooler Master H101 but it doesn't seem to perform in the same league and i will no go for water cooling yet smile.gif
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