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#1 travism21

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

i know about the hyper 212 evo and the thermalright true arrow, i was wondering if there were any better ones for around the same price of if i should just go ahead and get the evo


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

It looks like the EVO is the best.  However there seems to be a handful of coolers that are just about on par (withing 1-3 degrees) and pretty close in price.  So if you don't like the looks of the EVO maybe try something else.

 

Here's one: http://www.newegg.co...&Tpk=night hawk

 

This shows the Havik 140 at 3 degrees warmer than the EVO on the same setup.  And then the Night Hawk a degree cooler than the Havik 140 on another setup.  So I figure the Night Hawk might be 2 degrees warmer than the EVO?

http://www.newegg.co...1&Tpk=havik 140

http://www.hardwares...r-Review/1741/6

http://www.hardwares...r-Review/1475/6

 

 


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103099

 

Nothing comes close to it at that same price range in terms of performance.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

http://www.amazon.co...ool gamer storm what about this one


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

http://www.amazon.co...ool gamer storm what about this one

It will essentially do the same job as the 212+


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

Another option: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106188

 

The performer is up pretty high on the chart for that price: http://www.hardwares...r-Review/1729/6


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

The 212 is the only cooler to buy IMHO, it will take any good newer processor into a nice overclock and you don't go broke. You'll be paying much more than that for just maybe 0.2-0.3ghz more (which matters even less when your chip is at like 4.5-4.7ghz)


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

I just wanted to throw this out there, though the reviews aren't exactly glowing. 49,99 with a $10 rebate. 

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106205


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:11 AM

http://www.amazon.co...ool gamer storm what about this one

 

Good but not as good as Hyper 212 EVO (if Logisys and deepcool gamer storm are same OEM products)


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:31 PM

Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R, from the Marketplace forum here:

http://forums.overcl...l=cnps9900max-r

 

I have one and it's great, never will get in the way of a memory slot. Great cooling as well, better than the EVO. It pains me to see that one go unpurchased for so long.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

This is one of my favorite inexpspensive coolers. I have used it on several builds to excellent results.

 

http://www.frozencpu...A_11561366.html


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:55 AM

Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R, from the Marketplace forum here:
http://forums.overcl...l=cnps9900max-r

I have one and it's great, never will get in the way of a memory slot. Great cooling as well, better than the EVO. It pains me to see that one go unpurchased for so long.

I can get behind this, I'm happy with mine :)

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