Leaving Water going back to Air for Sandy Bridge

RipperMac

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Been on water for a long long time but with the reduced power requirements of the new products (Sandy Bridge) I'm moving away from water :eek:
So...I know the lower power requirements mean less heat which means these will run cooler than i7 9XX ....right? Even stock cooler provides much oc headroom...with that in mind...a fairly inexpensive and quite cooler that performed decent on the last gen i7 should see some kind of improvement on SB....right?
Which ones are recommended and with which fans to keep it quite....cost is a factor since I'm a frugal bastard and I don't want to fall into the trap I did with wc where I spent hundreds on cooling :D just to do it :p
Cool and quiet please.....recommendations ?
Thanks for all the inputs.
 

Smoke1991

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im in the same boat, looking for a cooler for my new build. the 212 looks like a good one, has great reviews on Newegg as well.

the only thing i see that bothers me with this cooler is the bracket that goes on the back of the mother board. it seems it makes direct contact with the pcb, which worries me about it shorting something out. Can anyone chime in on this for me? ive actually never used a heat sink that requires a back plate.
 
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ditchmagnet

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You are still going to need some good cooling since even though it runs cooler, it has a lower max temp (72.6c). I would keep the watercooling, or at least get a d14.
 

WaTaGuMp

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im in the same boat, looking for a cooler for my new build. the 212 looks like a good one, has great reviews on Newegg as well.

the only thing i see that bothers me with this cooler is the bracket that goes on the back of the mother board. it seems it makes direct contact with the pcb, which worries me about it shorting something out. Can anyone chime in on this for me? ive actually never used a heat sink that requires a back plate.

While I don't have a 212 my Tuniq uses a plate on the back, they are designed in a way that its not an issue.
 

TheOneKnownAsMe

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I had no issues with the backplate on the 212+. The 212+ is definitely a great choice, and it's pretty cheap. However, Installation can be a pain, I recommend you watch the installation video Newegg has on the product page. Cooling performance with a single fan is fine, I had an extra 120mm fan sitting around that I was able to attach using the extra fan mounts that are included with the 212, I personally saw a temperature drop of 6C on a 920@3.06Ghz with the additional fan.
 

Rossi~

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Coolermaster V6GT is my vote. Very good performance cooler and comes with 2 brilliant pwm fans. Keeps my i7 (c0) which is a damn hot chip, very cool indeed.
 

joxang

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Get a megahalem - the old standby is still one of the best coolers around. Took temperatures down 8 degrees compared to my old Tuniq 120 Extreme.
 

RipperMac

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Thanks for the input gents...keep them coming please....
I understand TDP is lower...but if the dinky stock cooler works so well for oc then something like the Hyper 212 should keep me pretty chilly....I really don't want to keep wc (not yet) I'm just a little over the complexities with the upkeep (even though I never had problems with it :) )
 

RipperMac

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How is that Hyper 212+ compared to something like the Thermaltake Jing or the Corsair A70 ?
 

mjohn1378

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Very interested in this discussion

So what benefit(s) does wc offer at this performance range?
 

nsx241

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It'll still give you better temps (with the right setup of course), but looks like it won't necessarily give you a better overclock.

All previous advantages and disadvantages still apply - potentially quieter with slower fans, able to cool video cards also, but a hassle to set up and expensive.

Admittedly though the first reason really takes away a lot of the reasons to WC. I have a feeling some of the boutique parts shops are going to downsize/merge or go out of business.
 

XacTactX

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For good cooling and low cost, I vote Hyper212+. It will give you 95% of the maximum overclock for half the price of the more expensive heavy hitters. My i5 750 at 3.2GHz Turbo doesn't break 62* C on the hottest core in IBT, and I'm fairly certain I didn't install it in the optimal fashion. I used AS5 that was 5 years old at install time, and didn't put TIM inside the cracks in the heat pipes, etc.

EDIT: The A70 is also really really good for the price. It's right there with a Cogage, but is a good deal cheaper. Check out [H]'s review on the A70 you'll see what I mean.

CM Hyper 212+ $26 shipped

Corsair A70 $32 after $15 MIR
 
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Mav451

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Coolermaster V6GT is my vote. Very good performance cooler and comes with 2 brilliant pwm fans. Keeps my i7 (c0) which is a damn hot chip, very cool indeed.

The V6GT performs well, but keep in mind that at stock the included fans aren't exactly quiet.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...cooler-master-v6-gt-cpu-cooler-review-12.html

Unfortunately HWCanucks didn't do a low-speed dual-fan comparison. That said, just looking at the low-speed fan comparison (single P12 at 900RPM), it is competitive. Considering the price, it's not a bad option.
 

RipperMac

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Decided to go with the A70 earlier...I saw that rebate on Amazon earlier and with free prime shipping I couldn't resist. Only concern is going to be the RAM clearance issue (if any) on my MSI P67A-GD65 mb. Thanks for the input guys...Kirk out :)

For good cooling and low cost, I vote Hyper212+. It will give you 95% of the maximum overclock for half the price of the more expensive heavy hitters. My i5 750 at 3.2GHz Turbo doesn't break 62* C on the hottest core in IBT, and I'm fairly certain I didn't install it in the optimal fashion. I used AS5 that was 5 years old at install time, and didn't put TIM inside the cracks in the heat pipes, etc.

EDIT: The A70 is also really really good for the price. It's right there with a Cogage, but is a good deal cheaper. Check out [H]'s review on the A70 you'll see what I mean.

CM Hyper 212+ $26 shipped

Corsair A70 $32 after $15 MIR
 
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