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My unlocked Phenom II X4 B60 runs at 60C while running Prime95 in an ambient temperature of 10C.
Considering the temps in my region of the world can go past 35C easily in summer time (I'll be using AC set to 27C), would it be a good idea to invest in an AF HSF, namely Hyper 212+?
 

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My unlocked Phenom II X4 B60 runs at 60C while running Prime95 in an ambient temperature of 10C.
Considering the temps in my region of the world can go past 35C easily in summer time (I'll be using AC set to 27C), would it be a good idea to invest in an AF HSF, namely Hyper 212+?

I enjoy my 212+ on my OEM cpu. I am sure you'd get a few degrees drop switching from a stock cooler to the hyper 212+ and the price is right vs. other after market coolers. If you have more questions about the cooler follow the link in my sig.
 

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Im in this same boat. I live in the midwest(usa) and it can get HOT here, my roomate is a cheap ass who hates AC so temps in my room can get up to 32-35c this summer
I am not so sure the Hyper212+ is up to the job due to stupid high ambiant temps. Im going to give a Silver Arrow a try and see if my load temps stay acceptable in this situation. at abuout 27c the hyper212 should perform well. I suggest a push pull fan set up on it though.
 

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I owned the 212+ p/p with blademasters. Ran my 965 @4ghz maxed at 54 in prime. Mind you, my room ambient was a tosty 25.4C
 

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I've heard the Hyper 212+ is on par with the H50? Correct me if wrong.
I have the H50 and it's fantastic. Could overclock further than 4.0GHz but I wanna wait til summer cause it could be too hot.
 

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The 212 will have lower idles than the h50. For the most part, about on par. The h50 can be better with crazy fans, but with the same fans, the 212 will keep up.

Price/performance the 212 wins
 

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The Hyper 212+ is a very good cooler for the price, got my i3 at 4GHz max temp is about 54 degrees. Only paid $30 for it. I would highly recommend it.
 

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So I ended up getting a Hyper 212+ (Considering the temps where I live easily get into the mid-high 90s in the summer) for only $23 from Fry's. Better yet, there's a $10 rebate on it
. I got a second fan and it dropped my prime95 load temp from 60+ to a cool 40 degrees celsius.

Just some input for later reference, the 2nd fan is not worth it (especially if you go for the $12 Blade master). If you want the extra fan, just get a cheaper 120mm fan. The 2nd fan dropped temps on mine about 4 degrees cel.
 

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That's actually a pretty good drop for the second fan. 1-2 C drop is typical from what I understand.

I would suggest getting another blademaster for two reasons: excellent static pressure, and it's PWM. You could do a lot worse for 10-12 bucks.
 

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the 2nd fan is not worth it (especially if you go for the $12 Blade master). If you want the extra fan, just get a cheaper 120mm fan. The 2nd fan dropped temps on mine about 4 degrees cel.

You always match fans when doing a push pull setup. Mismatching them will often decrease the effectiveness of the setup, and put extra strain on the fans.

I had a push pull blademasters and it was very worthwhile, and allowed me to lower both fans to where I could no longer hear them while keeping good temps.
 

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So I ended up getting a Hyper 212+ (Considering the temps where I live easily get into the mid-high 90s in the summer) for only $23 from Fry's. Better yet, there's a $10 rebate on it
. I got a second fan and it dropped my prime95 load temp from 60+ to a cool 40 degrees celsius.

Just some input for later reference, the 2nd fan is not worth it (especially if you go for the $12 Blade master). If you want the extra fan, just get a cheaper 120mm fan. The 2nd fan dropped temps on mine about 4 degrees cel.

I dissagree with this. It depends on what your going for. The Stock blademaster fan Has decent static pressure, flow's pretty good(70+CFM at 100%).Its not the best for push pull, but after doing many tests on my roomat's rig we found that second bushmaster on his rig was a few degree's cooler on the top end load temps(2-3c). Weather or not a second fan works is realy depends on many things in a rig, what works for one wont always work for the other.
 

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You always match fans when doing a push pull setup. Mismatching them will often decrease the effectiveness of the setup, and put extra strain on the fans.

I had a push pull blademasters and it was very worthwhile, and allowed me to lower both fans to where I could no longer hear them while keeping good temps.

Sorry for the multi quote, my browser somtimes hate's this fourm.

This is true, Some people get a way with missmatched fans but I would recomend aginst it on push pull for a cooler. Buy 2 of the same fan. I messed with a cooler master and some san ace 1011's and WOW in push pull its just insane what that cooler can do....I'll warn you i spent more on the fans than the cooler though lol.
 
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