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Hey all I am wondering how much of a difference there is from the hyper 212+ compared to the top air coolers (noctua/h70/silverarrow...) if I wanted to get a better air cooler would it be worthwhile any help and suggestions would be awesome
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The 212+ is such a good cooler for its price but if you are willing spend the money on a high end air cooler you would notice a difference, especially at load.
    
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There's a variety of factors, such as how the fins are spaced as well as how they are shaped, how thick and how many heatpipes there are, actual overall size in all 3 dimensions covered by the entire heatsink for heat dispersion. There's also what fans are brought in with the heatsink itself. Heatpipe direct touch or not, most if not all of the best ones aren't heatpipe direct touch (nothing wrong with HDT, but seems that all the good ones don't use it now), but have something like a nickel plated base plate to make contact with the CPU instead to lower corrosion rate of the copper heatpipes themselves, some heatsinks got copper heatpipes that are nickel plated to also lower corrosion.

The 212+ for what it is and how much it's worth does quite well, but can only go so far, you'd have to take a jump to rather larger coolers if you want to maximize your air cooling.
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It realy depends on your situation. If you dont realy have to worry about high ambiant temps, and your not going to OC your chip to death the the 212+ is the sure choice.
If your fighing high ambiants or somthing like that Might want to give one of the high end cooler's a look. my 2 cents
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I had the 212+ earlier and then I changed to H70.
The 212+ only had push while the H70 had push/pull.
I noticed a difference in about 4c. The 212+ is GREAT, especially for the price.
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+1 for ^

I would recomend staying away from hybid coolers, as there are aircoolers for the same price and work better. If your into water bite the bullet and a full blow water cooling system. Closed loop is ok if you just have to be able to say "My pc is cooled by water."

About the only reason I would consider an HXX water cooler is for a case that is just to small for a decent air cooler. I see more people going from H-what ever to a S/A or D-14 and questing why they thought the closed loop was worth it in the first place. my 2 cents yet agin
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the info guys, maybe I didnt explain well enough, but I'm looking to hear from everyone if the top end air coolers are a worthwhile upgrade from the Hyper 212+?

As shown in system details, I am currently clocked at 4.2Ghz and my temps are around 76C average running blend prime95. If I was to replace the Hyper with one of the best air cooler's, would I notice much of an improvement? Or should I keep the hyper 212 and those temps are fine for the cpu? Cheers
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If I where you, with that OC I would go for the D-14.

Here's why. I have seen more than one review where the silver arrow beats the tar out of the D-14(on by a degree or two in all honesty) on OC's UNDER 4.0GHZ

If your wanting to drop your temps with That OC the 2 choices I would look at are D-14,megahelms with some highpower fans and from the looks of it the ARCHON seems to be a more stable cooler(more stable than sivler arrow..not cooler just more stable) for high overclocks.

Also your temps seem to be alright for you case, cooler,chip and OC. Mind you the fans on the HAF are kinda lame IMO. Just by replacing the quiet CM fans that came with my case I was able to keep my VGA card a little cooler, along with north and south bridge's. As a result my CPU stays cooler aswell. Some times getting a fan set up going can take some time.

If you want to drop some load temps some more, I'm realy digging my San Ace fans, not much louder than an Antec Tri-cool(still have a fan controler) and temps are amazing on the 212+!Also wanted to note moving from a top exhaust to a top intake realy make's a big diff when I'm runing anything involving the GPU temps, like gaming. hope this helps.
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