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Not happy with my 212 Evo. Should I get an Kuhler 620 for $35 or a V6 GT?

#1Lonestar2000Posted 8/24/2013 7:36:22 AM
Currently my CPU idles at 45 and gets up to 70 under load. I can still take the Evo back to Fry's, which currently has an Antec Kuhler H20 620 for $35 after rebate or a Cooler Master V6 GT for $50, which is the most I want to spend. What should I do?
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#2gsf4lyfePosted 8/24/2013 7:59:58 AM
45 at idle is unusually high, probably nothing to do with the EVO. Do you have adequate case cooling? If so did you install the EVO properly?
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#3aak57Posted 8/24/2013 8:01:48 AM
You probably applied too much/too little paste. Either that or you ambient temps are really high and switching out for one of those heatsinks wouldn't do much.
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#4datopgamerPosted 8/24/2013 1:34:49 PM
You shouldn't be getting over 30C at idle with that cooler. Either you installed it improperly (fan possibly facing the wrong way) or you have poor ventilation in your case.
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#5blax34dmPosted 8/24/2013 3:17:20 PM
I'm right at about 30 idle
#6ClouddxPosted 8/24/2013 3:28:06 PM
Recently had to replace the fan in my V8 I would say stay away, it looks like the V6 may have the same type of setup and it makes it a pain to take out.
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#7TheFeshPincePosted 8/24/2013 3:28:15 PM
I get 28C idle with the 212+
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#8myztikricePosted 8/24/2013 4:24:44 PM
Are you guys with 30 idle overclocking?
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#9jessevalePosted 8/24/2013 4:32:04 PM
Tbh I idle at 40 with a i7 930 2.8 overclocked to 4, but my ambient temps are ridiculous (hottest apartment ever in your life), and that's with the big phanteks. Prior to installing it, and without any oc, I would idle at 50-60 and hit tj max on Skyrim no problem. Now I hit 60 max in games, and 70-80 prime 95. It's great.
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#10alaskanfisherPosted 8/24/2013 4:38:20 PM
I idle at 23c, maxes out around 39c with a 2500k OC'd to 4.5 GHz.
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