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post #1 of 17
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Looking at my sig rig, should is there a vastly better air cooling solution I could pick up at Micro Center today?

I could also get instead:

4gb more ram
better PSU

Which upgrade should I go for?
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post #2 of 17
Hyper 212+ is reasonably priced at MC
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post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
is that a big upgrade from what I already have? Which upgrade will be the best for my system?

If it is the fan you just suggested, then I will get it.
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post #4 of 17
Honestly, it all depends on your budget..more RAM won't do you any good if you only game..your PSU is fine for what you currently have in your rig (and MC isn't the place to buy PSU IMO)..

Hyper 212+ is a fine upgrade for you, that heatsink you have now is quite outdated.
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post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
Honestly, it all depends on your budget..more RAM won't do you any good if you only game..your PSU is fine for what you currently have in your rig (and MC isn't the place to buy PSU IMO)..

Hyper 212+ is a fine upgrade for you, that heatsink you have now is quite outdated.
Exactly what I would have said (if I said it)
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
I did some research off of your guys posts. I found this

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...per-212-a.html

This thread seems to think my outdated cpu cooler is better--correct me if I have an outdated hyper 212 as well. So the 212 is the best I could do at MicroCenter to advance air cooling?
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post #7 of 17
I was just there $27.99. Check and see if they have another blademaster fan for a push-pull setup.
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post #8 of 17
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I found this, is this list accurate?

Top Performers (Top Tier)

* Prolimatech Megahalems
* Thermalright Venomous-X RT
* Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2100
* ProlimaTech Super Mega
* Cogage Arrow
* ProlimaTech Armageddon
* Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
* Cogage TRUE Spirit
* Xigmatek Balder SD1283
* SilenX Effizio EFZ-120HA4
* Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ

Highly Recommended (2nd Tier)

* Noctua NH-D14
* Zalman CNPS10X-Performa
* Coolink Corator-DS Heatsink
* CoolAge CA-X120TF Wind Tunnel
* Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
* Thermolab BARAM
* Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
* Scythe Yasya SCYS-1000 Cooler
* Noctua NH-U12P
* Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink
* Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568
* Zalman CNPS10X-Quie
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post #9 of 17
Hyper 212+ or a Corsair A70 (they are on sale for $40)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0335877

I have an A70 on my game rig and bought a 212+ yesterday for a server i am building. They are both serious performance, the A70 is marginally better and it comes with two fans. It's HUGE though so check your clearance.
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post #10 of 17
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Ok so I will be there in 45 minutes. If anyone comes up with a better buy for me, let me know by then. Remember, I am coming from a Zalman 9700, so whatever you think will give me the best reduction in temps, I will buy. Thanks
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