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So I am upgrading to an I7! But I need a new cpu cooler...

I am on a bit of a budget, but if there is a large performance disparity I can spend more.

Also, I need it to fit on my motherboard/ram combo.. EVGA E758-A1 with corsair dominators.

What I am looking at:
Coolermaster Hyper 212
Corsair A70
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B - a bit out of my price range, but doable.


Thanks for your help!
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If you got a decent 120mm or 2, then go for the Mega. Also consider Thermaltake Frio and Coolermaster V6GT if you can afford a Mega.
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post #3 of 12
id suggest the 212+, but it will be a tight fit with that nb cooler

you might need to get one of these and zip tie the nb fan on it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233021
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I would go with the CM 212 for your budget. The Prolimatech Megahalems is better but not by much and your on a budget anyways. Also I'm not entirely sure about the A70's performance so it might be better to go that route.
    
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post #5 of 12
How about the H50?

$60 at amazon, you can probably find a better deal elsewhere.
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id suggest the 212+, but it will be a tight fit with that nb cooler

you might need to get one of these and zip tie the nb fan on it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233021
I have one of those already! Just no fan It is on my current stable but suspect motherboard (will NOT overclock) I might take it off and sell the old mobo really really cheap or something. (Since it would then need a cooler..)

The problem is that there are heatpipes connecting another area of the E758-A1 to the nb cooler.. so there would need to be yet another heatsink...


H50- well, I move my computer around a LOT. Aircooling is extremely reliable. I do not know if I trust watercooling. I also havent looked into watercooling in a long time, and when I did, anything premade was a BAD BAD idea.
Edited by christian_piper - 2/26/11 at 6:52pm
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You could use Hyper 212+, but H50/70 would provide more RAM clearance.
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post #8 of 12
i missed the heatpipes from the sb-nb
could be more to replace than i first thought

corsair h50 is a sealed unit, wont leak even if you are moving it around frequently
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H50- well, I move my computer around a LOT. Aircooling is extremely reliable. I do not know if I trust watercooling. I also havent looked into watercooling in a long time, and when I did, anything premade was a BAD BAD idea.
The H50 is not one of these BAD BAD "premade" coolers.
It's probably the most respected premade one available.

I'd have much more confidence transporting my computer with an H50 as opposed to an air cooler.
The H50 water block is quite small and mounts on very securely. In addition it's very light. The radiator screws tightly into the 120mm fan mount so that is not an issue.
On the other hard, air coolers are massive...and heavy. I would not trust myself at all moving my case if I had, say, a D14 in there.

What makes water cooling unreliable?
Are you referring to maintenance? If so, the H50 does not require maintenance; it's a self-contained system.
If you are referring to inconsistent temperatures, well you are correct on this--water cooling is majorly dependent on the ambient temperature. There's quite a large margin between load temps in the summer and in the winter. I can't comment on the dependence of ambient temperature for air cooling though.
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H50 is a great unit, it was on sale for pretty cheap recently too. But out of the budget air coolers, 212+ for sure.
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