Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Heatsink - £14.99 Delivered @ Play
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Heatsink - £14.99 Delivered @ Play

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Found 10th Mar 2011Made hot 21st Mar 2011
I have been looking around for a good mid range cooler to overclock my sandybridge 2500K. By pretty much all accounts this is a cooler in the 20 - 30 quid bracket which punches above its weight and is up with the 40 quid coolers, and whats more, its under 15 quid here...

just be careful, it is not small! and only "just" fits in my coolermaster elite 330 case (apparently................ mine has not arrived yet, but i contacted coolermaster last night, this is 2mm smaller than its predecessor the 212 which apparently makes the difference)

(incase it matters the blue LED does not come included with this system)

review here
guru3d.com/art…ew/

for the lazy, it gets 5*

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good price!

I bought one a while ago and its does a great job of cooling and is very quiet.
Excellent value at this price.

(incase it matters the blue LED does not come included with this system)



That's a shame. It's a well known fact that blue LEDs make a computer 20% faster
Edited by: "Tdrtnlz" 10th Mar 2011

Bought one last week. Still not here yet but I'm hoping it will arrive this morning!

Original Poster

appologies i did not realise it had already been posted, however

Masterchieff you are mistaken, the one on scan is for the 212 NOT the 212 PLUS

am not certain what the difference is between the 2 but scan sell it for over 19 quid + P&P.
Edited by: "bigmike20vt" 10th Mar 2011

I believe the 212+ is more compatible with the [newer] different CPU socket sets - AMD and Intel - and so is more practical.

The 212 (original) was only compatible with a particular set of socket sets (probably pre- Core i-range).

v.good price.

bigmike20vt

appologies i did not realise it had already been posted, … appologies i did not realise it had already been posted, howeverMasterchieff you are mistaken, the one on scan is for the 212 NOT the 212 PLUSam not certain what the difference is between the 2 but scan sell it for over 19 quid + P&P.


The differences are:

212 is ~1.5 mm taller than the 212+.
212 is ~2mm wider than the 212+.
212 is ~18mm deeper than the 212+.
212 has the blue LED, 212+ doesn't.
212 has two seperate alluminum heatsinks, the 212+ has one unified heatsink.
212 has a different mounting system to the 212+.
212+ has a stronger fan than the 212.
212+ has direct heatpipe contact, 212 does not.

bigmike20vt

am not certain what the difference is between the 2 but scan sell it for … am not certain what the difference is between the 2 but scan sell it for over 19 quid + P&P.



"Unlike its counterpart, the Hyper 212, the Hyper 212 Plus now supports AM3, LGA1156 and LGA1366. Also, unlike the Hyper 212, the heatsink is not split in the middle but is a one solid peice and includes an entirely different fan. For a 120mm heatsink".

overclockersclub.com/rev…us/

ClubLife - you forgot to include the sockets too. The 212 supports up to 775, whereas the 212+ supports the later sockets too (1366 onwards).
I have a 212 on my i7 950, which I had to buy a replacement bracket for (either that or a new HSF, which wasn't worth it). A few months later I bought two Akasa Apache Black fans to replace the single CM fan and it's run like a dream ever since - the fans are inaudible and the cooling's fantastic.
Highly-recommended fan in my opinion; great bang for the buck.

^ that too lol.

212 Compatiblity

Coolermaster

CPU SocketIntel Socket:-LGA1366 (optional)-LGA775AMD Socket:-AM3 / AM2+ / … CPU SocketIntel Socket:-LGA1366 (optional)-LGA775AMD Socket:-AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754CPU SupportIntel:-Core i7, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Extreme, Pentium Dual-Core, Pentium D,Pentium 4, Celeron Dual-Core, Celeron D, CeleronAMD:-Phenom, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon X2, Sempron

Source

212+ Compatiblity
Coolermaster

CPU SocketIntel:--Sandy Bridge 1155-Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / … CPU SocketIntel:--Sandy Bridge 1155-Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775AMD:-Socket AM3 / AM2 / AM2+CPU SupportIntel:-Core™ i7 Extreme / Core™ i7 / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® / Celeron®AMD:-Phenom™ II X4 / Phenom™ II X3 / Phenom™ X4 / Phenom™ X3 / Athlon™ X2 / Athlon™ / Sempron™

Source

EDiT: Whoops, one step behind! lol
Edited by: "ClubLife" 21st Mar 2011

for only £15 does this make a considerably noticable difference in cooling the CPU at default settings over the standard Intel cooler on say a retail Sandybridge 2500k CPU?

I was thinking the same as you that it would not make a massive difference but it really does. I am using it with a 2500k and its much better than stock fan. IMO a must buy, at this price it blows all the others in this price range out of the water. It evens beats a lot of the fans in the price ranges above it.

I've read about peeps adding 2 x Akasa Apache Black fans to this heatsink but then your talking about having spent £40+ on your HSF and there's more efficient coolers out there at that sort of price.

nemean

I was thinking the same as you that it would not make a massive … I was thinking the same as you that it would not make a massive difference but it really does. I am using it with a 2500k and its much better than stock fan. IMO a must buy, at this price it blows all the others in this price range out of the water. It evens beats a lot of the fans in the price ranges above it.



For £15 you can't go wrong really can you, especially if your happy with the stock temps after fitting it. If you have intentions on customising the HSF by upgrading the fans however then you may be better off just spending more initially on a more effective cooler.

Looks good - awaiting stock though - Hope I'm not waiting too long.

Original Poster

FWIW mine arrived and is installed (seems my deal took a while to take off!)

temps have dropped around 20 degs under load. my sandy I5 2500K is currently @1.35v and at over 4.6gz prime stable @78degs after 1hr using this fan.

i was getting similar temps at stock using the stock Heat sink and fan after an hr of prime!!!

awesome heatsink for £15!
payed ~£16.50 from scan for mine and i really dont regret it :D!!

seen it for around £13 on scan lately, so good if ur doing an order and go over £20 to get free delivery :)!

would this be okay for a midi tower on a phenom2 quad core?

Looking for something really quiet, building a DAW.

thanks.

Original Poster

if you want really quiet if i were you i would look at something like the antec kuhler H20 620

it comes in at around 50 quid from scan, but is much quieter than this cooler.

Just a word of warning - Received mine today and it's a monster! Unfortunately my PSU is in the way so I have to send it back.

I have a lan li case so make sure you check were your PSU is and that it will fit.
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