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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Heatsink £14.99 @ play.com

£14.99 @ Play.Com
great price for a great performing cooler! this CPU cooler is probably the price vs performance king right now! at this price its an absolute bargain! Succeeding the popular Hyper 212, the H…
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great price for a great performing cooler!
this CPU cooler is probably the price vs performance king right now!
at this price its an absolute bargain!

Succeeding the popular Hyper 212, the Hyper 212 Plus carries on the legacy of providing a great balance of performance and noise level during high and low speed operations.
Hyper 212 Plus is Cooler Master's first cooler to be equipped with an all-in-one mounting solution that includes LGA 1156 and 1366. Direct Contact heat-pipe is now also utilized in this latest update.

don't forget quidco.
p.s. ignore play.com's image, the real cooler looks like this
http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/reviews/cooling/Best_CPU_Coolers_Q2-2009/Cooler_Master_Hyper_212_Plus_CPU_Cooler.jpg
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#1
Good deal, heat added and 1 bought. Cheers
#2
cat123
Good deal, heat added and 1 bought. Cheers

no problem mate. ordered mine about a month ago from scan for ~£16. if i didn't already have it here, i would definately order this!
#3
heat added and odered...thanks to OP...gonna go nicely in my new 20 disc server!!!!
#4
Good find, heat added. next best price seems to be a fair bit more. Good review here:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler-master-hyper-212-plus-review/
#5
got one of these cooling an i5. does the job nicely. good price, heat added.
#6
zurich
got one of these cooling an i5. does the job nicely. good price, heat added.


What's it like for noise, I have the standard Intel one on mine and it isn't quiet.
#7
its quiet as far i can tell, quieter than my gfx card anyway, though i did slow down the fan speed (not doing overclocking though, though i will at some point). it's a pwm fan iirc

there's always the option of fitting a different fan if you want it quieter.
#8
Not a bad air cooler, prefer by H50 though but I guess that was £50+ o_O
#9
CrazyBob
What's it like for noise, I have the standard Intel one on mine and it isn't quiet.

Read the review below which suggests that on the lower setting that it's quiet. It's a good review anyway.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2419&page=1
#10
Had a hunt around the reviews, these seem to be the only cheap cooler with top end performance. To get better you need to spend double or more ..... and that's at its usual price of £20ish.
#11
CrazyBob
zurich
got one of these cooling an i5. does the job nicely. good price, heat added.


What's it like for noise, I have the standard Intel one on mine and it isn't quiet.


I fit a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 to my i5, wonderfully quiet. Not cheap though...
#12
Thanks, price now gone up to £14.99 (as I added to basket, it jumped), still a good price. My old Scythe Ninja is sounding a bit ropey these days, so this should come in handy!
#13
Back up to £14.99.

I bought this instead a few days ago. Seems a good price: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-Rev-2-Cooler/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=pd_cp_computers_3
#14
Great deal and came just at the right moment having just fired up my new build and deciding it needed a quieert cpu cooler.
Thanks.
#15
Agharta

Read the review below which suggests that on the lower setting that it's quiet. It's a good review anyway.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2419&page=1


Yeah, good comparison site that, cos they list results for different scenarios. For example...

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2419&page=5


150w is heavy overclock territory: about what you'd be cooling for an i5 quad 750/760 up at 4ghz, or an i3 530/540/550 dual at 5ghz. For this purpose it's one of the best around.

85w is about what these processors need at default settings. Eg, even on quiet setting, at max load they'll only go 19c above room temps. Plenty competition for this purpose though, and you'd get quieter ones too.
#16
Hot even at £14.99 - I like these coolers as they use proper screws, I hate those pesky cheap push-pins.
#17
lucas4
cat123
Good deal, heat added and 1 bought. Cheers

no problem mate. ordered mine about a month ago from scan for ~£16. if i didn't already have it here, i would definately order this!


I've been looking for one and was considering this for £18 so when I seen it at this price, my mind was made up. Cheers for the deal.
#18
drspa44
Back up to £14.99.

I bought this instead a few days ago. Seems a good price: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-Rev-2-Cooler/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=pd_cp_computers_3


I was thinking about the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Rev. 2 also but you can't beat this Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus at £13.49 and it performs well.
#19
cat123


I was thinking about the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Rev. 2 also but you can't beat this Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus at £13.49 and it performs well.

yep, according to tomshardware, this CM hyper 212+ smokes the artic cooling freezer 7 and anything else that is priced anywhere near it :)!

Edited By: lucas4 on Dec 06, 2010 18:55
#20
rightly unexpired, still an excellent price for this.
#21
Looks good, was gonna go with the stock i5-760 fan but at this price, I can most likely overclock more and keep a quieter system, can't complain, hot!
#22
Are these the correct way around on AM3?
#23
just ordered but now saying "awaiting stock" Hope it aint too long my noisy fan is getting a bit annoying now!
#24
how much better is this cooler compared to the one which comes with the intel i7?

Edited By: eldaras on Dec 06, 2010 19:57
#25
annodomini2
Are these the correct way around on AM3?

yep, you just remove the mounting plate on the back of the motherboard. google how to do it.

@eldaras, its much, much better than any stock cooler that comes with any CPU! quieter at load aswell probably
#26
Paid £18 thinking I was getting good value. This is an absolute steal at this price!
Manages to keep my Phenom 2 x4 cool with minimum noise (at stock voltage that is).
#27
eldaras
how much better is this cooler compared to the one which comes with the intel i7?

A LOT better imho the stock coolers and coolers with push pin mountings have a tendency to come loose over time, causing the cpu to constantly run warm. ATM my i7 is at 48 degrees on idle! Simply retightening the cooler it reseats for a while and goes to around 40 C, thats in the middle of the winter! I hate to think what was happening in the peak of summer.

Funnily enough I also ordered this a couple of days ago.

My advice to anyone running a stock cooler with standard cpu settings would be to DEFINITELY fork out a few quid for a decent cooler.
#28
dont forget 7p quidco! :D
#29
Make sure it will fit in your case, it is big. It only just fits in mine, CM335. Noisy at full speed so I used a quieter fan. Good cooler though and by far the best bang for buck you can get.
#30
How much was it before the £14.99 price?
#31
Vegeta
How much was it before the £14.99 price?


£13.50
#32
in my opinion nothing comes close to noctua cooling this would be my choice
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239842?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

but a great bargain if you are looking to save money on a new build like me :)



Edited By: dom99 on Dec 06, 2010 23:10
#33
This is a fantastic cooler that usually retails around the £20 mark, nothing comes close to it in that price bracket and at 14.99 it is an absolute bargain.
#34
dom99
in my opinion...

You opinion counts for nothing compared to these guys: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
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#35
my-planet
dom99
in my opinion...
You opinion counts for nothing compared to these guys:http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm:{

The noctua NH-D14 is the best one listed available to buy today in the uk
#36
Has anyone had their's despatched yet? My order is still at the packing stage, I hope Play don't try and get out of this.
#37
dom99
my-planet
dom99
in my opinion...
You opinion counts for nothing compared to these guys:[url=%3Ca%20class=] http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm[/url]" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm:{


The noctua NH-D14 is the best one listed available to buy today in the uk

Depends on your definition of best, and also what processor your running. If you don't mind noise, and have AMD, and the Frio is better (and a LOT cheaper than the Noctua...plus a damn sight smaller!).

For the kind of money that the Noctua is, I'd be tempted to look into the Corsair H70.

I personally hate noise, and was going to plump for the Gelid Tranquillo @ £24, until I came accross this deal.

cat123
Has anyone had their's despatched yet? My order is still at the packing stage, I hope Play don't try and get out of this.


Mine's still awaiting stock. I hope Amazon follow suit (like they usually do - although that's usually with DVD/BLU-RAY). Then I can cancel this order and get it from them instead.


Edited By: my-planet on Dec 07, 2010 10:49
#38
I didn't bother ordering from Play last night since it started saying "Awaiting Stock".

Price at Amazon is still £21.43

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-Plus/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1291725530&sr=8-1


Price at Scan is £18.78

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-hyper-212-plus-4-heat-pipes-lga775-1156-1366-am2-am2plus-am3


But you need to order over £20 for free delivery I believe.
#39
My order has been despatched just received the email, i'm glad because I thought it was a price error for a moment. I considered theGelid Tranquillo but at this price the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus must be the all round best option, also it would have been judged on it's rrp in that review.

Edited By: cat123 on Dec 07, 2010 13:07
1 Like #40
my-planet

I personally hate noise, and was going to plump for the Gelid Tranquillo @ £24, until I came accross this deal.



The Tranquillo was the next best alternative that I came across in my research last night. It is very quiet indeed and has better overall performance.


Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - low @ 35.3 dB
Gelid Tranquillo - low @ 32.2 dB

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - high @ 50.1 dB
Gelid Tranquillo - high @ 41.3 dB


the Hyper 212 Plus puts out about 50.1 dBA at full fan speed, and is whisper quiet when the fan runs at 600RPM (35.3 dBA)


the Gelid Tranquillo heatsink spinning at 1500RPM, fan noise is 41.3 dBA. As if that's not quiet enough, the PWM compliant fan can reduce its speed to 750RPM, dropping noise output to a whisper quiet 32.2 dBA



Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - low @ 23.0° (35.3dB)
Gelid Tranquillo - low @ 21.0° (32.2dB)

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - high @ 14.4° (50.1dB)
Gelid Tranquillo - high @ 16.1° (41.3dB)


the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus heatsink is able to maintain an excellent temperature at stock fan speed of just 14.4°C over ambient (50.1 dBA noise). With the fan speed decreased to 600RPM, the Hyper 212 Plus maintains a good temperature of 23.0°C over ambient, this time with 35.3dBA noise.


the Gelid Tranquillo heatsink yields a very good rise above ambient temperature at stock fan speed of 16.1°C (41.3dBA noise). With fan speed dropped to 750RPM, temperatures hold steady at 21.0°C over ambient as noise falls to 32.2dBA noise.

A major quest for low noise puts the Gelid Tranquillo at a bit of a disadvantage in the reference charts for the AMD thermal test platform. The Tranquillo cools well enough, but is pushed aside over a temperature range of 4°C by three other heatsink models.




I conclude from this that you select from these two based on your preference for cooling performance or noise levels, in relation to price.

Hardware Secrets gives the Hyper 212 a Bronze award and gives the Tranquillo a Gold award with both being reviewed March of this year.


Its strongest point, however, is its price, below top-performance models. Thus it is a cooler with an excellent cost/benefit ratio and you can still install a second fan in order to improve performance.

As Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus has shown an average performance but a good cost/benefit ratio.


Tranquillo is an excellent cooler, with good performance, quiet, easy to install, beautiful and relatively inexpensive.




I'm still undecided.

If I cannot find anything better than the Tranquillo, then I will go for that. It's not a component I would plan to upgrade again any time soon, so best to get the higher quality now.


The Tranquillo is priced at slightly under £25 -

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gelid-tranquillo4-heatpipe-plus-pwm-silent-120-fan-intel-s775-1366-1156-amd-754-939-940-am2-am2plus-


Edited By: Rupes on Dec 07, 2010 13:11: Tranquillo price

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