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Title says it all, which is the better cooler?
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Title says it all, which is the better cooler?

Well if those 2 were the only options and they would fit without any issues in the case, i'd go with the Tt Frio, i presume it's better.
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the frio is much better. never been a fan of the 212's after the amoutn of broken ones we had at work.
     
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Straight out the box the Frio is probably the better cooler, but I would go for the CM 212+

For less than half the cost it keeps pace with coolers well out of it's price range, also, with the money you save, you can get some really decent fans for it. Then I think you'll see it overtake a lot of coolers that cost vastly more.

I would recommend something with 38mm depth (instead of the normal 25mm) and high RPM (1800+).

Probably worth getting some decent TIM for it too, I'm not so sure about the stuff it's shipped with.
    
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Straight out the box the Frio is probably the better cooler, but I would go for the CM 212+

For less than half the cost it keeps pace with coolers well out of it's price range, also, with the money you save, you can get some really decent fans for it. Then I think you'll see it overtake a lot of coolers that cost vastly more.

I would recommend something with 38mm depth (instead of the normal 25mm) and high RPM (1800+).

Probably worth getting some decent TIM for it too, I'm not so sure about the stuff it's shipped with.
For the second fan, will any 120mm fan fit on the heatsink, or does it have to be the same one that came with the cooler.
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For the second fan, will any 120mm fan fit on the heatsink, or does it have to be the same one that came with the cooler.
the only problem I've had was using Yate Loons and since the screw holes did not line up with the original

the mount + rubber pads (anti-vibration) can be a pain if that is the case.

otherwise IIRC you can use any 120mmx25mm fan
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the only problem I've had was using Yate Loons and since the screw holes did not line up with the original

the mount + rubber pads (anti-vibration) can be a pain if that is the case.

otherwise IIRC you can use any 120mmx25mm fan
Cool, thanks for the quick reply.
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Oh come on guys,the CM is a good cooler-but no where near the Frio.That being said-neither is optimal.Take a look at the Xigy Gaia.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082
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the only problem I've had was using Yate Loons and since the screw holes did not line up with the original

the mount + rubber pads (anti-vibration) can be a pain if that is the case.

otherwise IIRC you can use any 120mmx25mm fan
I was using 120x38mm NMBs and Deltas on mine, and both fit fine. Just be sure of clearance and screw hole spacing (some makers are indeed wonky).

Adding my experiences to the pot:
However, even with excellent airflow, I didn't see a huge temperature drop with the Hyper212, maybe 4C, but temps creeped instead of jumped. That was on the 1090T, before water. Now the heatsink sees duty on an unlocked, 3.63 Ghz Ph2 X3 740. Temps are typically around 42C, although that was during winter, and I'm waiting to see what summer does with no A/C. Many good coolers are out these days, and some used ones are even decent if modified (slapping a 120mm fan on a Zalman 9700 comes to mind).
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For the second fan, will any 120mm fan fit on the heatsink, or does it have to be the same one that came with the cooler.
You can use any fan with non sleeved bolt holes. It's a standard clip that will fit the holes on any 120mm fan.

(unless it has sleeves stopping rear access to the holes without going through the whole fan)
    
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