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Amd wraith prism vs hyper 212

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Amd wraith prism vs hyper 212

I have an old cm 212 with Noctua fan I use for my CPU. My new 2700x came with a wraith prism which looks like a solid chunk of heatsink.

Would you stick with the 212 or go with the wraith for the 2700x?
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mr_raider wrote: I have an old cm 212 with Noctua fan I use for my CPU. My new 2700x came with a wraith prism which looks like a solid chunk of heatsink.

Would you stick with the 212 or go with the wraith for the 2700x?
They're approximately equivalent coolers. I'd expect the 212 to be slightly better, assuming both are using the same thermal paste.

Honestly, I'd just pick the one that has better cooling for your personal situation (aka: which one looks like it will properly cool surrounding components better, which I expect will be the Prism).
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ChubChub wrote: They're approximately equivalent coolers. I'd expect the 212 to be slightly better, assuming both are using the same thermal paste.

Honestly, I'd just pick the one that has better cooling for your personal situation (aka: which one looks like it will properly cool surrounding components better, which I expect will be the Prism).
I have the 212 oriented east west so it sucks over memory and blows over the vrm.
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Sounds like you already have your answer :).

If that cooler results in lower vrm temps, id definitely go with that. My board has vrms top and back, so my noctua cooler isn't ideal, but I don't overclock, so it really doesn't matter much to me.

Might have want to give it a try and see? Don't use the stock-applied stuff if you're looking to test.
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I was in the same boat this week. After hearing about how loud/annoying the Wraith can get I decided to keep my 212. With the two Noctua fans on it I barely hear it. I was able to nab the AM4 kit from Memory Express and it installed without issue. So far so good.
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Chaseme wrote: I was in the same boat this week. After hearing about how loud/annoying the Wraith can get I decided to keep my 212. With the two Noctua fans on it I barely hear it. I was able to nab the AM4 kit from Memory Express and it installed without issue. So far so good.
Which Noctua fans you using?
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The Wraith Prism is a tolerable stock cooler, if it was paired up with the less heat prone processors it would actually be decent as I think it looks good especially for a stock cooler versus the awful looking Intel ones. When I was using it temporarily on my 3900X, it can be loud when you're pushing the CPU. Definitely loud on startup. Contrast to the Noctua NH-D15 I'm using now, world of difference in how quiet and cooling performance, but of course the NH-D15 is massive as well whereas the Wraith Prism takes very little space.
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mr_raider wrote: Which Noctua fans you using?
I ordered one to replace the stock Cooler Master when I ordered the 3600X, it's a Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM pulling the air off. I already had the older version of this one as my push fan, the brown and beige 3-pin.
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Thanks. I stuck with the cm 212 since I'm already using a Noctua fan on it.

I'll see if I can sell the wraith for a few bucks. Or I could bundle it with my old 1700 and sell it off together.

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