Excerpt: Sooo... I have a big case (HAF 932) but I am in a very dusty area. I taped a 12" x 12" heater filter on the side intake fan, all the other fans blow out. I used the Asus Fan Expert software to make my fans run at 100% as soon as the CPU gets to 77*F My room at the time was 86*F. I fired up Prime95 which slams all 8 cores of the CPU to 100% load HUH-LO! The temperature only rose to 113*F (45C), easily within the normal operating range.
Summary: That's about all I can tell you about it. Ordered a barebones kit with a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P and the standoffs that come with the Hyper 212 won't fit the motherboard. Because this thing is so big, you have to build a foundation to support it and the standoff height determines where the cooler sits ( or doesn't sit ) on the processor. Guess I'll use the stock cooler and have a really cool paper weight.
Excerpt: i7-AsusMB-HAF932case-not overclocked. Something would fire up in the background and I would get a temp. spike. (sigh) With the 212, my temps are in the 70's (*F). Used to jump up to 120. I fire up as many apps as I can and can't get it over 95. Its about 2 1/2 inches taller than a cooling fan. We'll see what happens when I start editing video. You can install a second fan with the included hardware too. (I didn't).
Excerpt: This started to immediately keep my system cooler. I have not gotten a single heat warning since it was installed.<br /><br />The installation was not nearly as easy as I had expected, but it was worth the effort. I actually had to remove one of my case fans due to the size of the heat sink, but even with the loss of that, it's cooling better than my old one.
Excerpt: Have had this in my rig for several weeks so far. I had a stock cooler on my old AMD Phenom II x6 1100t and the evo dropped my temps at both idle and load by about 10 degrees. Now she idles just a degree or two above room temp(23-24°c). Its also super quiet. To the point where if I'm having a conversation at my desk or the a/c turns on I can't hear it.<br /><br />Just be sure you measure your space because this thing is also really big.