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I'm hoping to overclock my new it 2500k (getting in a few days) but i'm on a pretty low budget and I would like to overclock to around 4.4ghz for now. How is the Coolermaster Hyper 212+?
post #2 of 38
from personal experience the 212+ is amazing for its price. it dropped my phenom 940's temps from 47 degrees celsius down to 29!!
it is by far the best cooler for a budget and u can add another fan for push/pull but it doesnt make too much of a difference the one blade master fan it comes with does the job pretty well but u can always give it push/pull later on
post #3 of 38
Great, it should allow you to go a little higher depending on the fans (although I assume you will keep the stock ones?) unless you got a pretty bad chip.

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If your budget can allow $40, get a Scythe Mugen 2. It'll give you ~10C cooler temps than the Hyper 212+. If you're only willing to spend $30, get the

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Hyper 212+ is the best bet. I did some extensive research and the only other cooler that comes close is the Noctua one, and that's double the price.
    
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Hyper 212+ is the best bet. I did some extensive research and the only other cooler that comes close is the Noctua one, and that's double the price.
Err, wrong. The Scythe Mugen 2 is also much better and costs $10 more.
    
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well from where I live the Mugen 2 is double the price of the 212+ so I Guess i'll go for that
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well from where I live the Mugen 2 is double the price of the 212+ so I Guess i'll go for that
Go for it, then.
    
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Err, wrong. The Scythe Mugen 2 is also much better and costs $10 more.
Without proof of that statement on both terms of cost and performance should I just take your word for it?

No.

From reviews I've seen it's the cheapest and best cooler available at the moment.
    
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Without proof of that statement on both terms of cost and performance should I just take your word for it?

No.

From reviews I've seen it's the cheapest and best cooler available at the moment.
Wait... Are you saying the Hyper 212+ is the best cooler available on the market?
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