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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
The Scythe Mugen 2 is much better than both. Get that instead.
Yea i realize that, but ive read its also pretty noisy. ive read the CM212 is pretty quiet, and even on full blast its not a very load sound.
    
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post #12 of 22
The 212+ goes for $15 all the time from the CMstore
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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by RideZiLightning View Post
The 212+ goes for $15 all the time from the CMstore
Where? at the "where to buy" page i click on CM Store and it says invalid product... do you have a link?

Edit: I was looking at just the 212 not the plus....

But its 30 bucks from them
    
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post #14 of 22
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The Scythe Mugen 2 is much better than both. Get that instead.
It truly is a great cooler. I own one and love it. Easily can be installed by one person, you just have to put the heatsink upside down, then take the motherboard and place the socket side over the contact area on the heatsink then screw it in.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,2535-14.html

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Yea i realize that, but ive read its also pretty noisy. ive read the CM212 is pretty quiet, and even on full blast its not a very load sound.
Where did you hear that? Whoever told you that doesn't have a clue. The Scythe Mugen 2 spins its fan at low RPM since the heatsink is so big to begin with. I've already used one in a build for a friend and it was almost silent. It emits less noise than the Hyper 212+ while also being much better when it comes to cooling. There are few heatsinks that are better when it comes to overall performance.
    
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Keep checking the refurb section
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post #17 of 22
Mugen 2 > 212. Believe me I know from experiance. Scythe Mugen 2 is a beast!
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That A50 is DIRT cheap after rebate. how does it compare to the CM212+ though?
I don't believe those two compare at all. Not that I've seen a direct comparison. Though in user reveiws on the 212+ it performs pretty well. Whereas the A 50 doesn't fair so well.

example. i7 930/ 4.2/ 1.35v
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It could not even complete a 10min run of prime95 without a crash. Test 4 was the furthest I got before it would hit 90c and cause the computer to hard reset.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...l#post13021076

I'd be more inclined to point out that the A-70's after rebate price is usually pretty competitive to the 212+ ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181011 ) . Rebates suck though and the Corsair fans are pretty mediocre. Performance wise you get alot for the buck though, Plus the mounting system and fan mounting for push pull is first rate.
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post #19 of 22
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Well then i guess the A50 is out.

How does the A70 compare the the 212+? The a70 comes with 2 fans while the 212+ only has has one, right?

As far as the Mugen 2 il keep that in mind but i really don't want to spend that much.
    
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post #20 of 22
I would get a 212+ without a doubt...that's the best bang for the buck...unless you find something used here
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