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Any comparisons out there?
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i would take the archon every time. i had the 212 and didnt care at all for it.
    
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archon for sure, it is almost on the same lvl as D14 and SA
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the 212+ is a good budget cooler, the archon one of the very best out there
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I was just wondering how much of a difference $60 bucks more gets u
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Archon is considered in the 1st tier performance heatsink, while 212+ probably in the 2nd or even 3rd tier class heatsink, don't think any pro reviewers out there want to do a direct comparison between them, its different league, so does the price.
post #7 of 12
Archon:

Pros- Excellent performance, comes with good 140mm fan.
Cons - Really large (could be a problem in a small case), is about 4x as expensive as the 212+, depending on where you orde it from.

Hyper 212+:

Pros - Best "bang for buck" cooler available right now. Good performance and can be bought for ~$10 sometimes.
Cons - Not nearly as good as the Archon.

Basically, if you have the money and space, get the Archon. If you don't, get the 212+.
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Archon is going to dominate. They are not even in the same class.

I would get the Silver Arrow instead of the Archon unless your RAM doesn't fit.
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Sorry to "necro" this thread, but I was wondering exactly how much of a difference we're talking here... I have a Xigmatek S1283 which is around 2-4c worse than a 212+, but... is a Silver Arrow or Archon REALLY that much better, i.e. not a 2-4c jump but enough to make a substantial difference (especially when shooting for high OC's on a 2600K)? I'm looking to upgrade my HSF but I don't want to shell out $70 only to find that it makes no real difference. I'm using a single fan in push configuration... would even a 212+ with a push/pull help out noticeably? I want to go back to 4.8ghz like I was running or 5.0 even .
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post #10 of 12
it depends on a lot of things, so nobody can tell you any exact numbers. But a Silver Arrow should give you significantly better temps with less noise....

And on a sidenote: your s1283 is roughly on par with the 212plus
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