Hyper 212 EVO vs Hyper N 520

The 212+ and EVO are better CPU coolers. The N520 is an older design, and both the 212+ and EVO use direct heat contact pipes.

The 212+ and EVO are bigger, which will allow for more surface area, and the fans have a higher CFM and static pressure. And if you want to change the fans, you won't be able to do that on a N520.

Basically, the N520 is an older design, and the 212+ or EVO should outperform it.

Use this link to do a comparison.


I don't know how much of a difference it will make in the long run, as it doesn't seem like the N520 is a BAD cooler. If it were me, I would go with the EVO.
Actually the Hyper 212 EVO is almost the same as Hyper 212+ except for supporting socket LGA 2011.
This shows the difference between 212+ and N520, clearly the 212+ is better

If you don't have socket LGA 2011 based MOBO, get the 212+ it's the best over many generations.