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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
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5 out of 5 eggs Great budget cooler 08/07/2016

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: Using 2 of these currently on a 2 CPU rig, keeps them pretty cool. CPU1 stays around 55-57C, and the second CPU stays around 70C with full load. I have 2 E5-2670s in a Phanteks Enthoo Pro case with plenty of fans. Built it to have a little CPU muscle for BOINC. Rig is still very quiet even at full load. I briefly used the Evo on a FX8370 before switching to a low profile tower cooler for it because I found the side fan I added to the case interfered with the cooler. Still bearly reached 80C on the FX at full load, but I wanted it colder which is why I modded the case to add the side fan.
Cheap, works well for mild overclocks, and reliable. I have owned my 212+s for years and haven't had any issues with them, and I don't expect anything less from the Evos. Easily drops the temps on the CPU 10-15C.
These are my go-to cooling solution. Comes with extra brackets for a push-pull configuration if you wanted to add an extra fan.
In summary:
Quiet
Cheap
Reliable
Effective

EDIT 8/7/16 : I should add that the fans on the CPU were only set to medium. I changed the settings in the motherboard to HIGH and temps dropped to 53C on CPU1 and 62C on CPU2. System still pretty quiet.

Cons: Good cooler replacement for stock and mild overclocks. My 212+ got too hot for my almost 1Ghz overclock on a W3690. Needed something a little beefer for that. The fan bracket broke on one of the units I bought, so I replaced it with one of the extras for a push-pull configuration since I don't have room for that with 2 of theses in the case.

Other Thoughts: I think its pretty easy to install. I own 3 212+ and installed them on a 1155, 1150, and 1366 sockets. The EVO is the updated version of the Plus, and the instructions are pretty straight forward. I do remember being slightly puzzled by the position of the retention bracket. Still have a little problem with it, but overall takes less than 3 minutes to install.

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PNY Anarchy 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model MD16GK2D3186610AB
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Pros: Cheap, and fast RAM. And so far, they've worked great. Been using them for over a week now almost non-stop. Bought this for a socket 2011 2P rig that I built for some extra CPU muscle, primarily for BOINC. I wanted 64GB to max out my motherboard, that proved to be a problem, see other thoughts. It's working at DDR3-1666 just fine, haven't gotten it to work at DDR3-1866 yet. Don't think its a problem with the sticks. I'm using 2 E5-2670s on a Asus Z9PE-D8 and thier manual says I need v2 models of the CPU to support 1866Mhz. At the time, the price difference was only $1 so I took a chance.

Cons: A con? None really. Also, I am using it with a Cooler Master 212 Evo, and the fan has to be moved up a hair to allow for the heat-spreaders on the memory. Common problem, non-issue for me. Need to get low profile memory otherwise.

Other Thoughts: Can't buy 4 sets. I bought 5 individual sticks, tried to buy 3 more from another retailer, but they canceled the order because of some supply issue I was told. So I bought 2 sets of these, for a total of 9 of the 8 I needed. I have 1 extra stick now that I will probably return. Don't know if that is worthy of taking off an egg or not. Product works fine. Again, as I mentioned in my other review for the single 8GB, the limits are wierd. For this 2-pack, it was 3, or the singles, it was 5. It's wierd in this case because LGA1366 systems have 6 slots but a limit of 24GB RAM unless you use a Xeon, like a X5650 and such, I've seen reports of 48GBs used. LGA2011 need at least 4 sticks with a max of 8 (for i7s, at least). Makes no sense to me.

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PNY Anarchy 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model MD8GSD3186610AB
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5 out of 5 eggs Fast RAM as long as you only want 40GB... 07/29/2016

This review is from: PNY Anarchy 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model MD8GSD3186610AB

Pros: Cheap, and fast RAM. And so far, they've worked great. Been using them for over a week now almost non-stop. Bought this for a socket 2011 2P rig that I built for some extra CPU muscle, primarily for BOINC. I wanted 64GB to max out my motherboard, that proved to be a problem, see other thoughts. It's working at DDR3-1666 just fine, haven't gotten it to work at DDR3-1866 yet. Don't think its a problem with the sticks. I'm using 2 E5-2670s on a Asus Z9PE-D8 and thier manual says I need v2 models of the CPU to support 1866Mhz. At the time, the price difference was only $1 so I took a chance.

Cons: None really, I am using it with a Cooler Master 212 Evo, and the fan has to be moved up a hair to allow for the heat-spreaders on the memory. Common problem, non-issue for me. Need to get low profile memory otherwise.

Other Thoughts: Can't buy 8. I bought 5 individual sticks, tried to buy 3 more from another retailer, but they canceled the order because of some supply issue I was told. So I bought 2 2-packs of these, for a total of 9 of the 8 I needed. I have 1 extra stick now that I will probably return. Why sell 5? Such an odd number. People install in pairs, usually.

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Display Name: Carl C.

Date Joined: 02/08/07

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