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Old January 10, 2010, 02:33 PM
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I was recommended the CM Hyper 212 Plus cooler for my upcoming i7 build. The question I have is, will putting a better fan, such as Noctua NF-P12 improve the cooling enough to justify the upgrade?

Also, are there other fan that will be an upgrade over the one that comes with the 212+ ?
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The review done here at Hardware Canucks showed a 2.6 degree improvement using dual fans with an i7 920 @ 3.8GHz and 1.45V during load. It's up to the individual user whether or not the drop in temps are worth it. In my opinion, buying replacement fans for the 212+ wouldn't be worth it, unless you decide to use real high RPM fans and deal with the increased noise level.
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Old January 10, 2010, 03:03 PM
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The stock is a pretty high RPM fan as it is. I don't think it would be worth it to change it, honestly.
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The stock is a pretty high RPM fan as it is. I don't think it would be worth it to change it, honestly.

exactly
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Old January 10, 2010, 04:10 PM
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I would more make sure that you have enough case fans to have enough air flow in and out of your case.
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I bought a Gelid and took out the stock fan as soon as I got it.

That was a few months ago in the summer, I think I was quite stupid back then... started to learn a bit more. Something about 'static pressure', thos huge 38mm scythe's and Delta's have plenty of that stuff, they're pretty loud too. Lots of static pressure pushes through resistance better, like the fins. The stock fan here also has plenty of static pressure, as I learned when I was screwing around with my new fan controller 2 days ago. If you don't mind the noise, keep it. It's the loudest fan in my case, second to my gtx260.
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I replaced the stock fan on my 212+ with 2 x Noctua NF-S12B FLX (at 1200rpm) because I wanted quiet. The 860 is running well at 3.75ghz but it did run a bit cooler with the single stock fan at that 3.75ghz speed.
I suspect the results would be similar with the NF-P12 fans.
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Here's the numbers I got on an AMD chip using different speeds / static pressure (yls for low speed, scythe for higher static pressure).

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My idle temps are obviously out to lunch, but it should provide an idea of what kind of difference you'd see under different fan configs.
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Noctua's are nice fans, just don't get fooled, the stock fan CM shipped is not BS, it's really a very good fan. But if you want to run dual fan setup, then you definitely will need a different set of fans, this is where you wanna read Steve (sswilson's) nice results ^^.. it's for an AMD, but you will get the idea..
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Here's the numbers I got on an AMD chip using different speeds / static pressure (yls for low speed, scythe for higher static pressure).

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Review Comment Thread

My idle temps are obviously out to lunch, but it should provide an idea of what kind of difference you'd see under different fan configs.
Great info.

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