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CM Hyper 212 Plus to Corsair H60 - worth the upgrade?

Q: CM Hyper 212 Plus to Corsair H60 - worth the upgrade?

I'm considering the upgrade above. The problem is all the reviews on both coolers were made with different cpus at different overclocking settings. I even tried to narrow the comparisons to a common denominator, like the intel stock cooler, which is sometimes present in most reviews, but even then, different cpus were used, making the info not that reliable. After some reading, I understood that the H60 is more silent and, obviously, occupies much less space, win-win situation. But regarding the performance, the info is rather cloudy.

Does anyone know anything on the subject?

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A: CM Hyper 212 Plus to Corsair H60 - worth the upgrade?

Alpha Gamer said:

I'm considering the upgrade above. The problem is all the reviews on both coolers were made with different cpus at different overclocking settings. I even tried to narrow the comparisons to a common denominator, like the intel stock cooler, which is sometimes present in most reviews, but even then, different cpus were used, making the info not that reliable. After some reading, I understood that the H60 is more silent and, obviously, occupies much less space, win-win situation. But regarding the performance, the info is rather cloudy.

Does anyone know anything on the subject?Click to expand...

Personally I have played with H60's and Hyper212's and they both offer very similar performance. I would not count that as a worth upgrade except if you want a more silent system because the Hyper212 is already such an excellent air cooler and the H60 is kinda a low end liquid cooler.

Based on my experience, the same clock on the same chip result in the H60 (The only time I tested something like this was on a Phenom II X6 1100T at 4.0ghz) being a tad bit more silent, but the overclocking headroom remains the same for the most part (Within margin of error).

If you really want to move to Liquid cooling or upgrade for better clocks and a more silent system. Either an H80 style cooler or H100i (Or a likes AIO Liquid cooler) would be the best solution to go from a Hyper212.
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The Sabertooth X58 has SATA 6Gb/s so no real bottleneck there. Assuming you are using the correct SATA 6Gb/s ports and not the SATA 3Gb/s ports.

The performance of both drives seem to be pretty close unless you are looking at different numbers.

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A:Hyper threading...worth buying?

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A:Corsair PSU upgrade does not post, powers up 5 seconds power...

I have an addendum to add to this thread.  To refresh, my questions focused on a possible mis-match of PSU and motherboard specs:  Is it an ATX 12 Volt 2.0 and above spec problem or a Wattage cap problem?  I posted my questions to the Corsair PSU Forum concurrently and I paste here now, a response to RAM GUY.   "Hi RAM GUY,Sorry I could not reply until now.  Thank you for clarifying the difference between the ATX 2.0 spec and 2.01spec in that the Negative -5 Volt Rail is not present in the 2.01 spec andbeyond.  As I mentioned previously, the Thermaltake PSU that has beenrunning in my 2009, HP i7 Tower for the last 7 months says 12 Volt ATX 2.2on the case and even though the OEM HP power supply says 12 Volt ATX2.0 in spec literature I found on Google, the actual PSU I have does nothave any ATX spec rating on the case.  So I think it is safe to say, mymotherboard does not require the Negative -5 Volt Rail in that it playednicely with 12 Volt ATX 2.2 spec up until recently.Though theoretically there is supposed to be no limit on the amount ofWattage you can use to power your motherboard because the motherboardis suppose to use only what it needs and cap the rest, it appears that OEMscan dial up Wattage limitations if they deem necessary.  Could be as simple HP, not wanting to compete with some of it's HPsProfessional Work Stations, thereby caps Wattage on some Pavilion EliteSeries models to prevent them from becoming a much less expensivesolution.In any case, I think with all available information digested, it's not aboutATX specs, but rather my HP motherboard has a Wattage limit of 650 Wattsthough I think I read someone else got the same motherboard going with750 Watts but I don't remember where to find that posting."I am back up and running, yeah !Thank you again Lasvegaswireman !
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Additionally since I first started:

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Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience

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Hyper-threading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A:Worth the upgrade?

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A:Is an upgrade worth it?

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A:is upgrade possible? Worth it?

This is an OPINION, not GOSPEL !
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Is it worth it?

Thanks, JustCall.

A:Is this PC Upgrade kit worth the price?

Your current Intel E8500 CPU scores 2313 on the Passmark benchmark:

PassMark CPU Benchmarks - High Mid Range CPUs

The AMD FX-4300 scores 4649

PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End

That would probably be a noticeable improvement.


Do you know for a fact that the new motherboard will mount properly in your HP case and that the existing HP power supply provides enough power and has the appropriate connectors for that motherboard?

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Originally Posted by ZeroInfinity

Hi All I'm new around here since I recently upgraded to an SSD and installed Windows 8 on it,

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Hi ZeroInfinity, welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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At this point in time why not wait for Windows 8. You buy Win 7 & install it and within the year Win 8 has been released and tested.
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The best site would be

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please read my guide on RAM in the guides forum.

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