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Will I notice a substantial difference with a CM V8 vs the CM 212+ I currently have?
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post #2 of 51
Why not get the best cooler for just a few bucks more, at least when they get more in stock.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/silver-arrow-50990.html
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If you really want to upgrade, go for a Megahalem, D-14, Silver Arrow...
All I can say is that I saw the difference between a V8 and a Megahalem(on a phenom II x 6...1090T).
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post #4 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Will I notice a substantial difference with a CM V8 vs the CM 212+ I currently have?
-csm
Your current CM 212+ should outperform a CM V8. Stick with your current one and if you want to upgrade, go with either the one joemaniaci linked you (a Silver Arrow) or a Noctua NH-D14.
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post #5 of 51
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Why not get the best cooler for just a few bucks more, at least when they get more in stock.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/silver-arrow-50990.html
Because I get the V8 for $50 on Amazon and I have $5 headroom in my budget.

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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post
If you really want to upgrade, go for a Megahalem, D-14, Silver Arrow...
All I can say is that I saw the difference between a V8 and a Megahalem(on a phenom II x 6...1090T).
Yeah, but the Megahalems are also too expensive. I have a strict budget.

So, I ask again, even though Megahalem/D-14/Silver Arrow are better, will there be a substantial difference in temperatures between 212+ and V8?
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post #6 of 51
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Your current CM 212+ should outperform a CM V8. Stick with your current one and if you want to upgrade, go with either the one joemaniaci linked you (a Silver Arrow) or a Noctua NH-D14.
There. Thank you. Just wondering, in what aspects would 212+ outperform?
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post #7 of 51
no the V8 sucks don't get it
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post #8 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
Why not get the best cooler for just a few bucks more, at least when they get more in stock.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/silver-arrow-50990.html
they will not be instock at that price, that was the going out of business sale price...

the 212+ has changeable fans so there is a + there
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post #9 of 51
Didn't know that you're budget limited. What fan(s) are you using with your cooler?
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post #10 of 51
no, v8 is kind of crap, stick with the 212+ if u cant afford the higher end coolers.
venomous x is a good one too, and maybe v6 gt but dont quote me on this last one.
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