just brew it! wrote:Hallucin8 wrote:
I don't see clips compatible with the standard AM3 bracket in the picture. Might need to remove the motherboard to replace the backing plate...
Forge wrote:I agree, Noctua > alles.
My 212 Pro was on a fan header with fan control. It was quite audible at 100%, but moving a pretty decent amount of air. At around 80% it was moving almost as much air, but with much less noise. I liked having an emergency setting where I got 100% fan, a bit of noise, and a bit more air, when I needed it.
flip-mode wrote:I could actually hear the ticking pulse of the PWM (I guess that's what that sound was), though, and that grated on my nerves.
flip-mode wrote:...I'd have been better off just getting the Noctua NH-12UP that comes with 2 Notcua fans and probably a much higher quality heatsink unit. Not calling the Hyper 212 a poor quality heatsink there, just saying that Notcuta is tops.
Short story: get a Noctua heatsink if you can. If you're $10 away, try to find the additional $10.