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shilka 01-14-2018 06:05 AM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 alternatives
Ever since the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo came out it has been a cheap and extremely popular CPU choise so much so that it has built up a reputation as being the best choise there is and this is not true anymore

While the 212 Evo was a decent option many years ago and even up to a few years ago today there are many options just as good if not better then the 212 Evo in the same price range
The simple truth is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is outdated with many coolers available today that just as good or better for the same or less money

So why is so many still buying and recommending the old 212 Evo?
The reason for that could be many dont know any better or that they simply cant be bothered to find better options

Whatever the reason is my consumer advice is dont just buy a 212 Evo as the first thing without looking around first because as said there are better coolers out there that cost the same or less

I am not saying the 212 Evo is bad what i am saying pure and simple is that there are better options out there many of which some of have probably never heard of before
Now i know that OCN has members from all over the world so some of these better options are not available in your area or its priced higher or whatever

So here is a list of coolers that you should look at instead

# Alpenföhn Brocken ECO
# Alpenföhn Ben Nevis
# Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure
Antec C400
# be quiet! Pure Rock
# Cryorig H7,
# DeepCool Gammaxx 400
# Enermax ETS-T40F-TB
# Evercool Venti
# Raijintek Aidos Direct
# Raijintek Ereboss
# Raijintek Leto
# Raijintek Themis
# Reeven Hans
# Scythe Katana 4
# Silverstone AR03
# Silverstone AR07
# Zalman CNPS10X Performa+

Prices vary depending on location and availability
So please stop recommending and buying the 212 Evo because quite frankly it's time for it to go away

ThrashZone 01-14-2018 06:13 AM

Yep used my 212 evo temporarily on my 5930k still works okay.

doyll 01-14-2018 06:45 AM

Yeah, 212 is not a 'bad' cooler .. but in today's market there are usually at least a couple better options at similar prices.

ThrashZone 01-14-2018 06:47 AM

Can't imagine a better/ cheaper cooler that 35.us 212 evo biggrin.gif

ciarlatano 01-14-2018 06:53 AM

Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post

Can't imagine a better/ cheaper cooler that 35.us 212 evo biggrin.gif

You don't have to imagine, it is reality. Are you rocking a Motorola Flip Phone, too? And can't imagine anything better than that flip phone? tongue.gif

shilka 01-14-2018 06:54 AM

Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post

Can't imagine a better/ cheaper cooler that 35.us 212 evo biggrin.gif
Here is one

Took me less then a minutes to find on newegg

doyll 01-14-2018 07:13 AM

Here are a few others
Enermax ETS-T40F-TB $26.78

Zalman CNPS9500 $32.99

be quiet! Pure Rock $34.90

Zalman CNPS10X Performa+ $29.99

Raijintek Ereboss $32.99

Scythe Katana 4 $25.49

Reeeven Hans $34.99

DeepCool Gammaxx S40 $15.99

DeepCool Gammaxx 400 $23.70

ID-Cooling SE-214 $34.99

And this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Some like Ereboss has 6x 6mm heatpipes adn cools much better than 212

shilka 01-14-2018 07:38 AM

The Ereboss looks like it has a lot more mass then most of the others and when it comes to air cooling more mass is better
At $33 it seems like a good deal and i have not heard or seen much of Raijintek before

Thats one of the reasons why so many pick the 212 Evo they know Cooler Master and they know the 212 Evo so they dont look beyond that and thats a shame

Bigceeloc 12-07-2018 09:02 AM

It seems like the Hyper 212 EVO is still a good pick among those coolers. Several of those mentioned in the earlier post are no longer available or have jumped in price...
Just to update this old thread. :)

shilka 12-07-2018 10:00 AM

Its not a good cooler its mediocre outdated and obsolete and there is a reason why its cheap
Yes the thread has not been updated in a while but there are still many much better options out there

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