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CM Hyper 212x or Thermalright Venomous X RT SB-E

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by N3trox, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. N3trox New Member

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    Which of these coolers are better? I'm going to use it to OC my Phenom II x4 970 to 4.2-4.4 GHz. Would both of these be enough?
     
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    Cm 212 evo
     
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    X model is the same price and they say it's fan is upgraded? Why not to go with Hyper 212x?
     
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    X Model is a crap version of what the old version used to be. They took a cooler design and made it worse by using a cheaper method.
    Hyper 212 Evo is just plain excellent value for money.
    Or buy the older version of the X Model, though I doubt it will fit.
     
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    I prefer Thermalright coolers

    The 212 evo direct touch looks efficient though.
     
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    Venomous X with a good fan, or a pair, is a beast HSF! Can be a bit noisy though...

    Either would suffice TBH :toast:
     
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    Pair of fans would be a bit high for me. I'm close to cm hyper212x for now. So i,m ordering in a couple hours? Other opinions would be appreciated...
     
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    I have the EVO. There's nothing better you can get for the money. Stock fans usually suck, so I replaced the one supplied with it with one of the new Noctua ones.
     
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    have to agree with everyone else, Hyper 212 is the cats meow for budget orientated wallets. I slapped an extra fan on mine (will be purchasing 2 matching fans at some point) and my 3570K @ 4.2ghz idles at 38C and doesnt go over 62C full load on WCG.
     
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    Venomous X RT is quite a bit better than the 212, so get it if price are the same. Otherwise get the 212
     
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    Don't overlook the TPC-812. Frostytech review.
     
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    Thats like double my budget. Well unforunateĊŸy for me, hyper 212 evo is out of stock. I'm going for hyper 212x. Will replace the fans with 2 noctua's in the future instead of changing the cooler. Sounds good eh? :)
     
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    The X... It's a better EVO!

    It's just awesomeness when the situation forces you to make a decision. I'd go with the X anyway after reading the above.
     
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    where are you seeing 212x being sold , I can't even find a review of it .
    Supposedly it was released 6 months ago .
     
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    i dont see it anywhere either, cept for CM website :p
     
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    The 212 is nice but the mounting system really sucks. Both of the two I have installed were able to freely wiggle and rotate even if its clamped as tight as it gets.
     
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    They do rotate just be careful not to turn it. But i think its a great mounting system. Quality all the way. I hate plastic back plates most coolers have
     
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    They would rotate anyway, even if you were able to apply much more force (which I'd love to be able to do, btw!). Luckily it's only by like 2 milimeters, which is not much. You can't physically "overrotate" the thing anyway, because there's a pin sticking out of the base. Guess it's clumsy user safety measure :D
     
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    The ram in the first slot will keep it from rotating if its tall
     
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    lol, true as well
     
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    On my old home PC with a Q8400 @ 3.6GHz, I remember using the Xigmatek Loki which was really nice considering its price. Unfortunately, even though I knew the Hyper 212 Evo was outperforming it, I couldn't find it in any Greek store back then :/
     
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    So i ordered 212X, installed it today. OC'ed my Phenom II x4 970 to 4.0 GHz, 1 hour prime 95 and max temp was 58 degrees. This cooler is so good. Would reccomend it to all... I made a push-pull config with a spare xilence red led fan. Both of them running at 1000 RPM, idle temperatures are 45-46 degrees right now. OC'ed ofcourse.
     
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    I would expect this cooler to be more or less the same performance as the Hyper 212+ & EVO with very marginal difference.
    It's the same thing with minor tweaks here and there to make it a new product because people demand new and 'improved' which comes in the form of marketing gimmicks.
     

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