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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by krajee View Post
For under $30, I would recommend the CM Hyper 212+.
This


I have at least 3 on different machines. All perform amazingly well.

Check Fry's, I got mine there. Last one was $19 as an open box


http://www.frys.com/product/5971334?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG for $29.99
Edited by digital0ne - 4/4/11 at 8:26pm
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post #12 of 23
Hyper 212+ hands down. You can find it on sale occasionally for $20-25.
    
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Get Hyper 212+ from ebay here. Best deal without having to travel or rebates
    
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Without a doubt the CM 212+!
    
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How are you 60C on load?!?! Even the stock cooler keeps it at below 55C. Sounds like you applied to much Arctic Silver 5 paste (I'm using the same btw)

Spend the money and get a Xigmatek DK, Im running at 28C Idle, 35-37C under load.
I haven't used AS5 yet. I just got it. Currently using AMD stock paste.

Also thanks everyone. Hyper 212+ it is. How much will my temps drop if I apply AS5 and use the 212+ compared to my stock fan and stock paste right now?
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/4/11 at 9:48pm
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I haven't used AS5 yet. I just got it. Currently using AMD stock paste.

Also thanks everyone. Hyper 212+ it is. How much will my temps drop if I apply AS5 and use the 212+ compared to my stock fan and stock paste right now?
probably a good 25 degrees. i used the thermal paste that came with the 212 so i don't know how much AS5 will affected.
    
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probably a good 25 degrees. i used the thermal paste that came with the 212 so i don't know how much AS5 will affected.
WOW! Jesus, that is a lot! I will pick up my Hyper 212+ tomorrow then. How hard is it to remove my old AMD heatsink and apply the 212+? I have a CM690 II Case, so I can access the heatsink from behind.

Should I use AS5 or the paste that comes with the 212+?

Also, is the cpu cooler quiet?
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WOW! Jesus, that is a lot! I will pick up my Hyper 212+ tomorrow then. How hard is it to remove my old AMD heatsink and apply the 212+? I have a CM690 II Case, so I can access the heatsink from behind.

Should I use AS5 or the paste that comes with the 212+?

Also, is the cpu cooler quiet?
Very quiet. Silent on idle.
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post #19 of 23
Guess I'll go with the 212 as well haha.
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post #20 of 23
I got the hyper212+. Great buy! the fan it comes with dose a decent job of cooling but the real power of this cooler comes alive with sronger fans as im finding out
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