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Good 2500K heat sinks?

#119darkdenizen92Posted 7/10/2012 2:06:33 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

I'm looking at that right now but I wanted to see if there are other cost effective heat solutions available. It's getting pretty hot where I live and the room can reach 90F. I idle at 49C to upwards of 60C, purely because of the environmental temps. I haven't checked any severe load temps, but my girlfriend just got off of playing Terraria on it and speedfan showed 68C.
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#2ASAP_JaspalPosted 7/10/2012 2:09:15 PM
212+ is top tier in bang for your buck. Go for it.
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#3KillerTrufflePosted 7/10/2012 2:09:42 PM
Honestly yes... the 212+ (and now the 212 Evo) are pretty inexpensive, but you still get some very good results from it. It is compatible with the 2500K.
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#419darkdenizen92(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 2:10:28 PM
From what I understand, the 212+ is this one's predecessor. Any one have experience with it?
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#5KillerTrufflePosted 7/10/2012 2:12:27 PM
The 212+ is the one I have. The Evo came out about 2 months after I got mine. As I recall, the Evo basically smooths out the contact surface a bit by placing the heat pipes closer together, giving a straight copper surface, rather than alternating strips of copper and aluminum.

The 212 is a great air cooler.
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#619darkdenizen92(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 2:21:59 PM
Last question, what kind of improvement should I expect? A 5C drop? 10 maybe?
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#7KillerTrufflePosted 7/10/2012 2:28:06 PM
I actually haven't gotten around to purchasing more thermal compound since I upgraded to a 2500k (I know, I need to get on that... it's cheap), but on my old E8400, I saw a drop of roughly 12C on average.
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#8ihumpmypillow89Posted 7/10/2012 2:29:44 PM
Mine (2500K/212 Evo) is OCed to 4.3GHZ and idle it's around 34, with intel burn test at maximum for 100 passes it got into the 70s so yes you'll see a significant drop especially if it's overclocked.
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#9R i c kPosted 7/10/2012 2:31:12 PM(edited)
The EVO has a smooth contact surface as well as an improved fan. There will be a big difference if you're still on the stock clock. I'm at 4.5GHz and I don't hit 50C on idle. Right now I'm at 46C and it's pretty warm where I live. Max I get under full load is 70C.
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 7/10/2012 2:40:06 PM
^ I should clarify I saw an average of 12C drop at idle. Under load on stock heatsink, I was hitting above 80C regularly, sometimes up into the 90's. Part of that I'm sure was dried out thermal paste. Anyway, with the 212+, I was idling down around 28-29C (where I'd been idling at 40C before), and never went above 60C even under full load in a hot room. Average load temp as I recall was around 48C or so.
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