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zalman cooler vs hyper 212+

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Can't decide which one to get. Looking to get an after market cooler so I can start overclocking. I have decided between the hyper 212 plus, and a zalman 9500a, however, the hyper 212 plus is cheaper but i have been told that the zalman cools cpus better (in my case, amd phenom2 955). If you have any other suggestions please keep the price range below 50 dollars.

One concern that I have if i get a 120mm heatsink is that it will interfere with the ram sticks (gskill ripjaws) as they are parallel to the am3 socket, and look a bit tall due to the jaws as the heatsink.

hyper 212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

 

zalman: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118223

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The CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is tried and true. You'll have clearance with your G.Skill Ripjaws. The only thing you need to worry about is if there's clearance with the width of your case.

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You do know I am selling the Zalman CNPSMAX-R cooler, right? For just about the same price of the ones you linked. And used it on my 955 BE and got it to 4.0 stable with temps no higher than 35*. Average temps were 27*.

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case is 190 mm so it will fit (rosewill destroyer),

err,m thanks for offering the cnps but i'll pass

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CM Hyper 212+!! Got my vote over the old Zalman 9500... Ive used the Hyper 212+ so many times now in different builds and its never let me down. It will handle even more extreme OC's of 4.0Ghz on the Phenom II's.

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