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Great performance/price ratio
, December 15, 2011
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) (Personal Computers)
Installed this item on a Core i5 2500k and have been using it for some time now. After monitoring it's temps after several hours of Prime95 and other programs, I am very satisfied with this item. i purchased this for 36 dollars, at that price point it is one of the best heatsinks I have heard of. Consistently gets great reviews from professional sites, which is the main reason I bought it. Temps for my system was around 25-30celsius idle and 45-54c avg on full load with Arctic Silver 5 TIM. Temps were taken from program core temp v1.0.
Cooler is very light, has excellent mounting system for socket 1155, isn't too tall, and is pretty darn quiet.
Must note, the main difference between this Evo version and the Hyper plus version is that the heat pipes are grouped together touching each other instead of spread apart and has more uniform base.
 I currently run a 24/7 overclock core i5 2500k of 4.6ghz on 1.375v. I have done 4.7 and 4.8ghz for short periods but I wish to not use much higher voltage which is why I use 4.6ghz. This cooler does just fine with these overclocks as long as you're willing to use higher voltages. Hope you have good case airflow.
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