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212+ isn't even that good for more than$30. I'd get the TT frio for $50 and it can do much better
    
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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 Hyper 212+.

You should try and substantiate that claim with some proof, cause I am quite certain that the SM2 does not beat out the Hyper 212+ by such a large margin.

Both are great coolers for the price though.
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I am using the 212 and for the price I have no complaints.
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post #14 of 38
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You should try and substantiate that claim with some proof, cause I am quite certain that the SM2 does not beat out the Hyper 212+ by such a large margin.

Both are great coolers for the price though.
It does and does not, depending on where you look. I am talking about what I'm seeing Sandy Bridge owners here in forums and other places like YouTube get since there's not really any reviews with SB and the Mugen 2. Still, this should suffice for the naysayers saying it's not a good CPU cooler:







http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2876-8.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,2535-16.html

I'm sorry, but anyone who says there's a better cooler than the Scythe Mugen 2 for less than $50 is crazy. For the most part, you can eat your words.
    
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Wait... Are you saying the Hyper 212+ is the best cooler available on the market?
It's the best for the price. When I bought mine a few months ago when I bought mine, all the reviews pointed towards it being really good and the only one that come close was a Noctua heatsink, but cost a shedload more! That was a few months back.
    
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It's the best for the price. When I bought mine a few months ago when I bought mine, all the reviews pointed towards it being really good and the only one that come close was a Noctua heatsink, but cost a shedload more! That was a few months back.
No, it's not. Look at the review I linked above.
    
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post #17 of 38
You can get the Hyper 212+ for $20 in the US.
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The Hyper 212+ will take care of your needs for cheap
     
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The Scythe Mugen 2 is f--king huge though.
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The Scythe Mugen 2 is f--king huge though.
But it's effin' amazing. The temps are much better, and it makes less noise. Any high-end air cooler is gonna be big.
    
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