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Old January 22, 2011, 10:27 AM
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Alright.. did build my first SB today.

Just had the worst nightmare i'v ever had with a PC. Intel HSF nearly made my brand new MB bend over with those LOVELY designed push-pins from hell. Not only they'r designed by a 6th grader, they wobble, are made in cheap plastic, won't fit properly, doesn't seat right on the cpu meaning heat isn't spreading right, keep my cpu in the high temp. I had MUCH better experience in the past with older models, i guess they'r just aiming for more returns ?

Anyway... with all these bending, high temp, crap thermal paste. I'm going for another HSF if I want my pc to last for more than 2-3 months. I'm not going to O/C much... maybe up to 4 ghz (i5 2500k)... so I don't need massive thing like Noctua. So if u guys could possibly tell me at current market price a good cooler that'd be appreciate because right now i just won't power my build afraid of messing it.

- Looking for below 50$ bucks atm (any deal going on ?) 35$ would be nice.
- Must NOT NOT NOT use push-pins. I WANTS to use a screw-diver lol. The good'ol screw diver with original screws... it may take you 15mins more but GOD IT works. Anything else than push-pins is wanted.
- Must not be too big.. well.. not as big as the noctua. But size doesn't matter really.... ....
- Silent ?
- Must keep my cpu cool (well... anything else than stock'crap Intel HSF should keep it cooler)
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Old January 22, 2011, 10:29 AM
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I have a coolermaster hyper 212+ installed on an 2500k and it keeps the temps fairly down with a push/pull set up of 2 R4s. Highly recommend it for its low cost versus its performance.

NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM - RR-B10-212P-GP In Canada.
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Old January 22, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Looking good !
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Old January 22, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Looking at reviews it seems pretty no brainer at 30$ Any else ?
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Old January 22, 2011, 11:25 AM
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its what i am using on 2 machines, I5 750 at 3.8, and a amd quadcore and i like it.

you can pm it down to 20-25$, just add 2 r4's in push pull to get the max out of it.
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Old January 22, 2011, 11:31 AM
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its what i am using on 2 machines, I5 750 at 3.8, and a amd quadcore and i like it.

you can pm it down to 20-25$, just add 2 r4's in push pull to get the max out of it.
I'm well behind on my fan reviews, but remember that the included fan is quite capable on its own. Any chance the stock fan is an R4 without the LED?

+++ for the Hyper 212+. I wouldn't buy anything else these days when it comes to budget air cooling.
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Old January 22, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Let say (just to add some extra challenge), how would it compete against A50/A70 from Corsair ? A50 is about 30-35$
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Old January 22, 2011, 12:56 PM
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No, you have no choice... you MUST get that Hyper 212+.
It isn't too big, cools really really well, and has epic OCing headroom. Essentially everything you want and more.
Yes it compares to the A50, I do believe it cools better than the A50.
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Old January 22, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Then greaaatttt ! Intel's off the trash

Here come the 212, got it locally for 30$.
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Old January 22, 2011, 01:38 PM
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The 212 is equivalent to the a70, the a50 is worst.
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