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Ok, so I have narrowed down my search for a cooler that will work for me in my new case and I have narrowed it down to the

Geminii S:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103046

or

Hyper N520:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=Hyper%20N520

Now my main concern will be to cool my 125W AMD Phenom IIx4 955 which is running at 3.6 Ghz/1.35V.

With my current Hyper 212+ I see temperatures around 27C idle and 32C load and I would like to keep my temps around the low 40s for a load for my next cooler.

If anyone could help me and and tell me which cooler would preform better at cooling it would be much appreciated.

Also to take into account I would get the 3000 RPM Gentle Typhoon 120mm for the Geminii S at a latter date to help with the cooling on the Geminii S.
Edited by Bobicon - 4/6/11 at 10:34pm
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post #2 of 11
Tough call, I have one similar to the geminII and it works fairly good but the one with 2 fans looks pretty good and its cheaper but puts out less CFM than the geminII if you go with the Hyper I would get 2 more powerful fans and I bet it would work great
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post #3 of 11
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Tough call, I have one similar to the geminII and it works fairly good but the one with 2 fans looks pretty good and its cheaper but puts out less CFM than the geminII if you go with the Hyper I would get 2 more powerful fans and I bet it would work great
any recommendations for 92mm fans around 37 db max for each fan?
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post #4 of 11
Another 212+
Trust me, dont go for a worse cooler >.> I use a GeminII S on my 955 and stock I sit at 40c idle 55load >.>
post #5 of 11
Rather than get another chepo cooler to replace the top performing chepo cooler, I would try some high speed/higher speed fans and better TIM if your not using it. If the hyper 212+ no longer works for you I would suggest jumping up a notch to one of the OCN.com usual suspects:

D-14( I know broken record)
Silver Arrow(Yes yes...broken record)
Megahelms
Frio
I'm sure you guys know the drill


I'm wanting to get better than the CM Hyper 212+ I'm stuck on Silver Arrow w/ 3 San Ace 1011's, or Megahelms with 2 San Ace 1011's(1011 is 120*38mm 99CFM and 39DBA). Hope this helps!
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post #6 of 11
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The thing about the coolers you guys are recommending this that it will not fit in my new build it needs do be less that 150mm tall.
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post #7 of 11
I cant say anything for the Hyper N but I just bought the GeminII S for my HTPC and I am more than pleased. Now to compare im using a 65w Athlon II X2, im not OC at the moment and im using the 120mm fan the GeminII came with. Regardless I saw a excellent drop in degrees! That said, I heard some mixed reviews on how well it works on 125w+ CPUs being it works well and not so well. One guy in my thread posted some info with GeminII/X4 setup.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-s-report.html

Hope that helps maybe a little.
    
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doesn't noctua d14 have a low-profile version? It's a bit more expensive but will fit most htpc case with 1 fan.

edit: here it is, noctua c14
Edited by robwadeson - 4/7/11 at 11:12am
    
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
doesn't noctua d14 have a low-profile version? It's a bit more expensive but will fit most htpc case with 1 fan.

edit: here it is, noctua c14
indeed they do, quite pricey though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608019
    
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Hmm, I am really not sure what to do atm. I am somewhat considering the H50 but I am some what skeptical on how well it will preform and I really don't want to have to deal with maintenance (I.E. if there was a leak for some reason.)
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