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Old May 16, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Default i7 920 - Which heatsink?

at the moment im running on stock heat sink. I feel like it is really bad, I want to upgrade to atleast overclock to stable 3.0 minimum. I need somthing cheap and good for the money.

50 bucks max
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:33 AM
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I as others love the inexpensive but great performance from the CM Hyper 212+. Its about 30$ and i find performs at the same level as most 70$ air cooled heat sinks
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM - RR-B10-212P-GP In Canada.
And here's the review from our site:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Review






Needless to say you may not get these exact temps if you have a warmer room like i do (in the summer, no air conditioning) but temps in a room with controlled ambient temps you should see similar if not better results. In the winter time (room approximately 20C or when i had my pc in my parents basement (room approximately 20-24C) i was getting full load temps while big adv work unit folding (hardest you can stress the pc) around in the low 60Cs
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Old May 16, 2010, 12:17 PM
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30 bucks with a back plate and those temps. sold.
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Old May 16, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Yeah, Hyper 212+ is the ultimate bang for the buck.
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Old May 16, 2010, 02:01 PM
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The only other cooler I could think of that's comparable to the Hyper would be the Mugen II Rev B (IIRC it outperforms the 212+ by a little) but it's probably about 10$ more expensive (and frigging enormous).

But you really can't go wrong with the 212+
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Old May 16, 2010, 02:17 PM
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thanks a bunch everyone.
I will probably order the hyper 212+
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