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Old January 29, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Hi guyz,
Hope your rocking there :) I recently built a gaming pc with Core i5 2320 3.0Ghz and as m in Asain country, in summer temp. normally get to 40-45C easily!

So Plz tell will my stock heatsink do enough or i'll have to buy a cooler in summer?

My options are:

1. CoolerMaster V6GT
2. CoolerMaster Hyper N520
3. CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo

Or suggest me any in price limit on 40-50 bucks!

Thanks!
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Old January 29, 2012, 01:16 AM
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CM Hyper 212+, hell of a cooler @ a decent price, use a push/pull combo
The GTV6 is a nice cooler alos but costs a little more.
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Old January 29, 2012, 02:43 AM
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Thnx Again, for helping in both things :')

Thanks DudE!
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Old January 29, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Both the 212 and v6 will do a good job
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Old January 29, 2012, 07:26 AM
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CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
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Old January 29, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Hyper 212+ with push/pull of the stock blademaster fan (21.2-76.8cfm model) this fan here Blade Master 120 - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

The newer Hyper 212 being the EVO apprently are not quite as good as the Hyper 212+ fan bracket version in regards to raw performance, however, the EVO I believe has its heatpipes set a touch wider so it is better for a larger cpu example a Sandy-E chip.

Hyper 212+ fan bracket version (which is apprently what they call them now) is what I would get, very excellent cooler, can arrange it in different orientations, and at least with the one that uses the brackets vs the wire clips, its nice because you can slide the fan up/down the heatsink to get better compatibility in regards to using taller/shorter ram or getting as much air as possible over the motherboard.

For mine, I paid $24 for the 212+ bracket version and another $8 for an extra fan and I added MX4 paste to it as well, very impressed with what it can do :)
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Old January 29, 2012, 10:41 AM
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I realize that this one is out of your price range but I got the 212+ first and it was big and bulky and heavy. My concern was that it put a lot of stress on the motherboard in a tower case. It worked fine but I just didn't like it. I got the H70 and it is easier to install, less bulky and worked great. You would need to check that the radiator will mount on the back of your case but other than that it's easy to install.

CORSAIR H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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Old January 30, 2012, 04:04 AM
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And YEa bonanza i also yesterday saw H60 and it was with radiator and under my range, can i get that instead og xpensive air cooler, a budget liquid cooler, and some noob was saying that Liquid cooler is risky than air one :P That true???? :/
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Old January 30, 2012, 04:34 AM
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The h60 will perform well also ..as far as risk goes there is always a risk when u put water in a computer but these all in one units have minimized that risk
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I supposed anything could spring a leak, but I built my system and haven't cracked the case open since. Maybe if you reconfigure your hardware multiple times, you could damage the unit but once you mount the radiator and attach the cooler to the chip how often are you really going to mess with it? Mine has been running for about 18 months now - i7-930 with temps 31-41 C under all loads. Room temp is 22 C.
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