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post #1 of 11
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I'm know people have asked this before, but the sale on the Corsairs A50 right now is just ridiculous, making it slightly cheaper than the Hyper 212 Plus.

I'm sort of conflicted what to go with right now, I mean I know just how popular the Hyper is, apparently it's slightly better, but is the A50's original $60 really that overpriced?
Edited by BPK - 1/8/11 at 1:56pm
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Oh You are from Canada?
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post #3 of 11
$60 for an A50 is wayyyy over priced. Over here in the States you can get an A70 for $35 after rebate.
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post #4 of 11
i was asking myself the exact same question. but i'm gonna go with the Hyper 212+ with pricematch. it has 4 heatpipes and can be configured in push pull
post #5 of 11
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Yeah, NCIX has $35 on the A70 right now too, that's including MIR though.
Should I spend a little extra $ and go up to the A70 then?

Even if I didn't, I'm guessing Hyper 212+ is better than the A50?
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post #6 of 11
The Hyper has a better stock fan.

If you plan on using the stock fans, get the hyper. If not, get one of the corsairs.
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post #7 of 11
Get the a70! It keeps my buddies i7 920 clocked to 4.0 with a ambient of 74°F at less than 70°C at 20 runs of IBT. He has push pull fan's on it though but his temps are absolutely amazing!
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh154;11939763 
Get the a70! It keeps my buddies i7 920 clocked to 4.0 with a ambient of 74°F at less than 70°C at 20 runs of IBT. He has push pull fan's on it though but his temps are absolutely amazing!
Wow, sure hope it keeps mine lower. Ambient like 17°C, not gonna oc too much

My dad doesn't want me to spend too much more after just buying the CPU and mobo, and if I went up for A70, they might not let me get the new OCable RAM that I need too.

Keeping stock fans are likely, but the A70 is just over $10 more than the Hyper...
Dual fans look so tempting :s
Edited by BPK - 1/8/11 at 1:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BPK;11939903 
Wow, sure hope it keeps mine lower. Ambient like 17°C, not gonna oc too much

My dad doesn't want me to spend too much more after just buying the CPU and mobo, and if I went up for A70, they might not let me get the new OCable RAM that I need too.

Keeping stock fans are likely, but the A70 is just over $10 more than the Hyper...
Dual fans look so tempting :s

Oh sorry man, thats 70°C on a i7 920. It will keep your amd chip much cooler.

Definitely try to get the A70 if you can. It's a great cooler
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post #10 of 11
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You sure about that?

I've been looking around more, and everyone says the Corsairs are a no-go unless I'm specifically a Corsair fanboy. wth.gif

Plus the Scythe Mugen 2, and A70 are the same price on NCIX right now. (remember I'm in BC, Canada)
Thermaltake Frio (another among suggestions I see) at $70 is out of the question. >_>
Edited by BPK - 1/8/11 at 9:41pm
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