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I realised that maybe using the stock cooler isn't so good, especially on a AMD FX-8120 and starting to feel the heat with the new weather.

So got 3 choices pretty much?

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Well known, cheap, reputable, etc

Cooler Master Hyper 412s
Just a better version of the above, few quid more and quieter

Cooler Master Hyper 612s
The beast of the bunch, its only about £32 at the moment, hence why I was thinking about it, and from what I understand it excels in cooling while still being very very quiet.


Are there any other options out there guys and thoughts?
Staying within a small budget, and 612s price is looking really good.

Also not sure whether it will fit inside my CM 690II case or whether it may block ram slots :/
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I realised that maybe using the stock cooler isn't so good, especially on a AMD FX-8120 and starting to feel the heat with the new weather.

So got 3 choices pretty much?

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Well known, cheap, reputable, etc

Cooler Master Hyper 412s
Just a better version of the above, few quid more and quieter

Cooler Master Hyper 612s
The beast of the bunch, its only about £32 at the moment, hence why I was thinking about it, and from what I understand it excels in cooling while still being very very quiet.


Are there any other options out there guys and thoughts?
Staying within a small budget, and 612s price is looking really good.

Also not sure whether it will fit inside my CM 690II case or whether it may block ram slots :/
I'd usually say save your money and get the 212, but £32 for the 612 is a really good deal.

In terms of space you've got more than enough room to fit the cooler into the case, (Height is 128mm, room inside is 177mm), but it will likely cover your RAM slots, which isn't a problem unless you have large heat sinks on them.
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Im running a Corsair H60 with a modded Push Pull fan config and it does the job. Look into closed water cooling systems?
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Im running a Corsair H60 with a modded Push Pull fan config and it does the job. Look into closed water cooling systems?
They're actually far more expensive for the price than air coolers until you get to dual rad solutions.
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I'd usually say save your money and get the 212, but £32 for the 612 is a really good deal.

In terms of space you've got more than enough room to fit the cooler into the case, (Height is 128mm, room inside is 177mm), but it will likely cover your RAM slots, which isn't a problem unless you have large heat sinks on them.
I was wondering the same thing, its a really good deal and its almost silent from what I hear.

I was thinking about that as well, well I got g.skill ram not lp though....mobos a 990fx sabertooth.
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I was wondering the same thing, its a really good deal and its almost silent from what I hear.

I was thinking about that as well, well I got g.skill ram not lp though....mobos a 990fx sabertooth.
You can see how much space you get here, should be fine by the looks of things -
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You can see how much space you get here, should be fine by the looks of things -
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Ok, gonna order it now, with £20 amazon vouchers courtesy of TSR
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Ok, gonna order it now, with £20 amazon vouchers courtesy of TSR
:eek: How?? I can make money from procrastinating on here??
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:eek: How?? I can make money from procrastinating on here??
Member of the month, but very hard to get............and sometimes a once in a year survey from tsr offering a free tenner.
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Member of the month, but very hard to get............and sometimes a once in a year survey from tsr offering a free tenner.
To be fair you probably deserve it with your insane 13k posts :P
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To be fair you probably deserve it with your insane 13k posts :P
Its got nothing to do with that, it just depends on what you have been posting and if people nominate you.
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I realised that maybe using the stock cooler isn't so good, especially on a AMD FX-8120 and starting to feel the heat with the new weather.

So got 3 choices pretty much?

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Well known, cheap, reputable, etc

Cooler Master Hyper 412s
Just a better version of the above, few quid more and quieter

Cooler Master Hyper 612s
The beast of the bunch, its only about £32 at the moment, hence why I was thinking about it, and from what I understand it excels in cooling while still being very very quiet.


Are there any other options out there guys and thoughts?
Staying within a small budget, and 612s price is looking really good.

Also not sure whether it will fit inside my CM 690II case or whether it may block ram slots :/
I have the 612s and it is big. I have cooler fins on my Ram and so simply moved the fan to a slightly higher position on the cooler (very easy to adjust) and the cooler runs very well and very quiet.
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I have the 612s and it is big. I have cooler fins on my Ram and so simply moved the fan to a slightly higher position on the cooler (very easy to adjust) and the cooler runs very well and very quiet.
Ew rice fins.

OP Should have gone with a closed circuit water cooler.
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Ew rice fins.

OP Should have gone with a closed circuit water cooler.
On a tight budget, only getting the 612 as its good value for money and very quiet
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On a tight budget, only getting the 612 as its good value for money and very quiet
Fair enough with the tight budget thing, pumps can occasionally be a little loud if you get a bad one.
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Fair enough with the tight budget thing, pumps can occasionally be a little loud if you get a bad one.
Watercooling is far too expensive, if I wanted one I would prefer making a custom one which is too expensive.
Plus the 612s from what I read is very very quiet, that the graphics card is more audible which I'm looking forward to.
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Watercooling is far too expensive, if I wanted one I would prefer making a custom one which is too expensive.
Plus the 612s from what I read is very very quiet, that the graphics card is more audible which I'm looking forward to.
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Watercooling is far too expensive, if I wanted one I would prefer making a custom one which is too expensive.
Plus the 612s from what I read is very very quiet, that the graphics card is more audible which I'm looking forward to.
Wish I went for a NH-D14 instead of H100i, since I had to limit my OC cos the fans are too loud. Still got 4.7ghz though.
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Wish I went for a NH-D14 instead of H100i, since I had to limit my OC cos the fans are too loud. Still got 4.7ghz though.
Change the fans?

Also, Corsiar H80 refurbished for £35.99 - a much better deal.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...-am3-fm1-and-f

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Wish I went for a NH-D14 instead of H100i, since I had to limit my OC cos the fans are too loud. Still got 4.7ghz though.
Thats still higher than the average OC people get from intels chips, usually around 4.5ghz generally for people.
Also suddenly after buying my cooler, the price has risen to £48 :/ pretty good deal
I would say consider moving the radiator to a different position if your case allows it, to a lower position from the usual top position of the case. Or consider getting a proper noise cancelling case, other then that theres not much you can do, considering the fans used in the h100 are very high spec.

Also the cooler will fit, found out through pixmania pics they used my case as an example http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1085...html#srcid=369

(Original post by Cal97g)
Change the fans?

Also, Corsiar H80 refurbished for £35.99 - a much better deal.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...-am3-fm1-and-f

Free delivery if you have 10 posts on Hexus.net
ETA 6 Weeks - From 21/06/13.....................thats a seriously long waiting time :/

Also pretty sure that h100i uses Corsairs own high performance fans, which are supposed to be pretty good but expensive.

It's a good deal, but looking at the time, it doesn't look so good, nor am I currently a fan of pre-made cooling system pretty much these days heavy heatsink coolers have catched up with pre-made stuff like that and can be actually quieter while providing the same performance. And takes up a fan slot, also a pain to stick in.
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