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Difference Between Coolermaster Hyper 212 And Hyper 212+

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Hey,

I was about to purchase a heatsink, the only problem is, some of them are titled 212 and some are 212+ ... Are they the same heatsink or is there a difference? If so, what?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
They are slightly different but not much. I think the 212+ might be a tiny bit better but I would honestly go with which ever of the two are cheaper.
    
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post #3 of 13
There is a HUGE difference between the two. DO NOT get the 212. Only get the 212+. It is considerably better by as much as 8-10C difference.
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post #4 of 13
There is really that big of a difference? When I saw the regular 212 it just had the heatsink fins split like a megahalem, I didn't think it would impact it that much.
    
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post #5 of 13
There's a big difference. Don't go with the 212. Get the + version.
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackout51 View Post
There is really that big of a difference? When I saw the regular 212 it just had the heatsink fins split like a megahalem, I didn't think it would impact it that much.
There's a lot more to it than just the fins. The 212 doesn't have the heatpipe direct contact that the Plus does and it comes with a cheaper, less powerful and noisier fan than the Plus.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
There's a lot more to it than just the fins. The 212 doesn't have the heatpipe direct contact that the Plus does and it comes with a cheaper, less powerful and noisier fan than the Plus.
This. I have both versions. While the plus performs better, the non plus versions isn't a bad cooler. Just not as good.
     
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post #8 of 13
Agreed. It isn't bad, but why get the lesser one if you have to spend the same amount of money.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Agreed. It isn't bad, but why get the lesser one if you have to spend the same amount of money.
Very true. I got the 212 before the + came out.
     
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post #10 of 13
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Stupid marketing team and their name brainstorms. It's like what Nvidia did with the 9800GTX and the 9800GTX+ there was a massive difference! They should have just named it the 213 to save confusing. Thanks for the replies btw. The + is around £4 ($6) more, but I guess it'll be worth it.
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