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coolermaster hyper 212 vs noctua D14/D15 - worth the extra cost?

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HI Guys Recently had a number of questions on here about updating my rig. Sorted the SSD and the SLI the GPU cards questions here. Next is the CPU Cooler, Hyper 212 vs the Noctua's are they wor… Read More
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7m, 3d agoPosted 7 months, 3 days ago
HI Guys

Recently had a number of questions on here about updating my rig. Sorted the SSD and the SLI the GPU cards questions here.

Next is the CPU Cooler, Hyper 212 vs the Noctua's are they worth the extra cost?

Will go on a ASROCK 990 EXtreme3 mobo, 16GB Ram, FX6300 AMD chip, with 2 GTX950 minis in SLI, XFX 550W Pro PSU.

Wondered, if its worth going Noctua D14 (heard nothing, but good) or go cheap and save £20 odd bucks and go Hyper 212 as that's got loads of praise too!

Anyone got any of the above and like to share any thoughts?

Cheers
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7m, 3d agoPosted 7 months, 3 days ago
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#1
guessing you're overclocking?

the Noctua will obviously be better but is it ~£20 better? depends. the temperature difference between the two would probably be 3-5 degrees C so if you really need those degrees, yes.

otherwise, no.
#2
Personally I'd go with the Noctua if only for the noise reduction.
The stock fan on the Hyper 212 aren't overly noisy, but they aren't particularly quiet either.
The fans the D14 come with are £10+ each for starters.

ps I'm running a second-hand Hyper 212 with Noctua fans, which runs cooler and quieter then the stock Hyper 212, but not quite as cool as the D14
#3
If I keep the GPU in normal mode as my gaming is not high end. Would the 3-5 degrees make much difference long term. Meaning, I plan to hold on to my computer build for two years before I upgrade again.

So will the cooling effect keep the CPU running longer life wise, if that makes sense.

Its a case of pushing that extra £20 if it adds a extra year to the CPU.

70% will be work related work on PC and 30% will be games/vids/kodi etc
#4
joedastudd
Personally I'd go with the Noctua if only for the noise reduction.
The stock fan on the Hyper 212 aren't overly noisy, but they aren't particularly quiet either.
The fans the D14 come with are £10+ each for starters.

ps I'm running a second-hand Hyper 212 with Noctua fans, which runs cooler and quieter then the stock Hyper 212, but not quite as cool as the D14


So package wise, if I break it down, you are getting good value for money, if I work in the costs of the components enclosed (fans included).
#5
As long as your not constantly having the temperature near the thermal cut off point then the cpu will be retired well before it dies a natural death.
#6
joedastudd
As long as your not constantly having the temperature near the thermal cut off point then the cpu will be retired well before it dies a natural death.

Hopefully, I have been nowhere near those high rates before, at the moment I have been hitting the 40s with the FX6300 stock fan. I really want that lowered, I am sure the noctua should get that to the 30s, can it??
#7
It depends on the room temperature, case, fans and other parts in your system.

The biggest difference you'll notice from the off is the noise difference, both the Hyper 212 and D14 will be much quieter then stock.
The fx6300 runs pretty hot so the idle temperature won't be massively different, but the load temperature should be a lot better with either of those two.
Either one will open up the option of overclocking should you want to go down that route.
#8
Not to put a spanner in the works but have you considered the Cryorig H7? Reviews well and sits inbetween these two coolers, plus it's easy to install. Review here.

Edited By: 25897456456811 on Sep 19, 2016 13:05
#9
My current case has got 12 fans in it! A cheapo tower Xlico 767, its ok for me as my first starting case, but that's gonna get upgraded in my nxt question (what case). That's like a aircraft carrier noise wise, does not bother me. I know these minor upgrades, I am doing will get rid of all noise or near enough!

The noctua seems to be the one
#10
hyper212 was too tall for my case so got a artic freezer 13 which is decent , just check dimensions first before you buy
#11
Will be changing my case to a desktop with the mobo being flat, but my current case will fit the D14, I read a guide on it a while back.

So fit is covered, just narrowing down the D14 or Hyper, so far the Noctua is winning and I am looking at that more closely now

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