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I'm thinking about getting an water/air cooler. I'm running stock HSF which is driving me nuts with the loud noise. I just sold my Thermaltake V4 case the other day so I can get H50 or A70.

My question is, which is the better buy for the money - H50 for $50 or A70 for $35. There's also CM Hyper 212+ for $20 where I live.

Also, what is the cheapest case (I'm not looking for cable management or anything fancy) that would fit either coolers?
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H50 for $50 is a steal. It'd probably be your best bet. The A70 is also good, but can be rather loud and needs to be modded to blow front to back on AMD systems.
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A70 is overpriced. The H50 is great for $50. The CM 212+ is worse than the H50 but if price is a concern go with that.
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post #4 of 11
The hyper212 is c-h-e-a-p as dirt. And you know what? It still works really well despite that. The A70 is a lovely unit that cools well, but it's quite frankly overpriced (and it's a hassle to install to be totally honest.)

The H50 is also a lovely unit that can be a bit of a pain to install, but if you get a dual fan set up for it, it performs quite well and doesn't block off your whole system like huge tower cooler. But you'll need to account for the cost of 2 high static pressure fans (to push through the rad) into your budget.

I'd still say the hyper212 is the budget builders dream HSF.
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post #5 of 11
just get whatever case u like and make sure it can fit what u have.
but basically most cases even cheap ones should be able too.

also H50 would give u great temps but the 212+ is best performance/dollar. u doing some good overclock?
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I'm not a big fan of the H50 due to its butchering of airflow, so I say get a Hyper 212+, or better yet, a Scythe MUGEN II.
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Should add, whether you go for the H50 or the 212+ (lets be honest, those are the options), you'd benefit a lot from getting some nice new fans to slap on them, and they needn't be expensive ones.


And as a note, the H50 will fit in just about any case, your best bet is to look at the site you plan to buy from and have a look for one with the best airflow available.


As for the H50 as an inlet or outlet, I would recommend having it as an inlet for poor airflow cases or either inlet or outlet for good airflow cases.
    
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Edited by getsmack - 4/24/11 at 1:23pm
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Well the A70 is $35 so I'm not sure how it's overpriced. Is that compared to Hyper 212+?

I plan to do 4GHz and still want to keep temps at 55-60 at load. Is that enough with CM with push/pull config?
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Originally Posted by TheStealthyOne;13256020 
I'm not a big fan of the H50 due to its butchering of airflow, so I say get a Hyper 212+, or better yet, a Scythe MUGEN II.

I have considered the MUGEN 2 but it's around $40 here.
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Originally Posted by Crabid;13256022 
Should add, whether you go for the H50 or the 212+ (lets be honest, those are the options), you'd benefit a lot from getting some nice new fans to slap on them, and they needn't be expensive ones.


And as a note, the H50 will fit in just about any case, your best bet is to look at the site you plan to buy from and have a look for one with the best airflow available.


As for the H50 as an inlet or outlet, I would recommend having it as an inlet for poor airflow cases or either inlet or outlet for good airflow cases.

So if I get CM Hyper 212+ with 2 good fans, it should be enough?

I'm look at Silverstone Precision PS04B at the moment. The reason being that it doesn't have a top exhaust. My PC is right beside my desk and I'm paranoid about accidentally spilling water or dropping something through the holes. I know I can probably spend $80 on CM 692 but I'm planning to save money for Silverstone FT02.
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Originally Posted by getsmack;13256142 
Well the A70 is $35 so I'm not sure how it's overpriced. Is that compared to Hyper 212+?

I plan to do 4GHz and still want to keep temps at 55-60 at load. Is that enough with CM with push/pull config?



I have considered the MUGEN 2 but it's around $40 here.



So if I get CM Hyper 212+ with 2 good fans, it should be enough?

I'm look at Silverstone Precision PS04B at the moment. The reason being that it doesn't have a top exhaust. My PC is right beside my desk and I'm paranoid about accidentally spilling water or dropping something through the holes. I know I can probably spend $80 on CM 692 but I'm planning to save money for Silverstone FT02.

Both the 212+ and the H50 are good coolers in their own right, but both will benefit from additional fans.

A 212+ with 2 decent fans will perform very well, especially for the cost, but a H50 will outperform that, and a H50 with push pull config. with some decent fans will outperform that again. smile.gif

You will be fine with a 212+ but if you can, I would go for the H50, not to mention, you can always buy a couple of decent fans at a later date as an upgrade.

If sound isn't an issue, I'd have a look at some Yate loons, very cheap, very good airflow: http://www.xoxide.com/yate-loon-highspeed-120.html
    
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