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It just maddens me. Why do people here keep recommending the other coolers versus the Scythe Mugen 2 when it is clearly better? He said his budget was $50, and the Mugen 2 is $40.

Look at my post above.
    
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Agreed, in that budget range, the Scythe Mugen 2 would be the one to get.
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It just maddens me. Why do people here keep recommending the other coolers versus the Scythe Mugen 2 when it is clearly better? He said his budget was $50, and the Mugen 2 is $40.

Look at my post above.
Mugen 2 is HUGE and look's gimiky to some, yes it dose cool a little better but you can get a 212+ with second stock fan for 30 bucks if you shop around, so the cooler master is best choice for most, it fits better aswell. All the reviews I have seen of it show the mugen 2 is a good unit though.

another Scythe cooler that's pretty sweet in the bang for buck market is Mine 2

Its pretty big but cools nice from what I have seen.Best of luck
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Mugen 2 is HUGE and look's gimiky to some, yes it dose cool a little better but you can get a 212+ with second stock fan for 30 bucks if you shop around, so the cooler master is best choice for most, it fits better aswell. All the reviews I have seen of it show the mugen 2 is a good unit though.

another Scythe cooler that's pretty sweet in the bang for buck market is Mine 2

Its pretty big but cools nice from what I have seen.Best of luck
Looks gimmicky? How can a CPU Cooler look gimmicky? It looks like any other high-end tower cooler, and performs like one as well. And no, it's not "just a bit better". It leaves it in the dust overall.





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Even though the cooler cost $10 more, it’s impossible to ignore the six degrees Celsius cooling advantage Scythe’s Mugen-2 Rev. B provided over Cooler Master’s low-cost Hyper 212 Plus. Our biggest reservation in recommending it universally to budget-oriented overclocking enthusiasts is that it’s the second-biggest sink in the comparison. Putting the fan on the front causes it to hang over the memory slots of most motherboards, discouraging builders who prefer high-profile memory cooling..

At over twice the Mugen-2 Rev. B’s price, the Noctua NH-D14 exacerbates the fitment issue by extending even farther over DIMMs. An impressive 42mm of clearance beneath its bottom fins and adjustable fan height allow at least modest clearance for memory heat spreaders, although there still isn’t enough room for high-performance memory cooling. Yet, while the NH-D14’s sheer size will put off many buyers, class-leading performance and the ability to install and remove the sink from inside a traditional case is sure to put it on the wish lists of many extreme-air enthusiasts.

While we don’t want to dismiss the excellent value of Cooler Master’s $30 Hyper 212 Plus, we were even more impressed to see Thermalright’s thinner sink and ultra-quiet fan provide even greater cooling performance. Unfortunately, Thermalright’s better performance comes at a significantly higher price of $50, hurting its standing in our value charts.

The combination of pros and cons leave us with several recommendations, depending on intended use. While Noctua’s customers have probably already committed themselves to purchasing the best-performing CPU air cooler, we’d recommend the cheaper Mugen-2 Rev. B as a better value for nearly any configuration that has the necessary mounting space. Thermalright’s MUX-120, on the other hand, is the best performing solution for builds that have limited mounting space, while Cooler Master’s far cheaper Hyper 212 Plus is worth considering by anyone who requires a similar footprint but can’t live with Thermalright’s higher price.
I'm sorry, but it just maddens me when people recommend inferior products for the price. The Scythe Mugen 2 is better if you have the space for it. Period.

EDIT:

Oh, and it does fit in the NZXT Gamma.
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The Mugen 2 is a pain in the ass to install, and that alone is usually enough to put people off purchasing it.

Also, it interferes with your RAM slots, so if you wanna run 4 DIMMs, you're outta luck.
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The Mugen 2 is a pain in the ass to install, and that alone is usually enough to put people off purchasing it.

Also, it interferes with your RAM slots, so if you wanna run 4 DIMMs, you're outta luck.
No, it's not. There's tons of tutorials on how to do it. I already used it in a client build and after you learn how to put it in, it's easy. It's a bit hard at first, but then you get it right easily. If you took more than 10 minutes installing it, you failed.
    
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Buy.com has H60s for $60... Just sayin'
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Save yourself the initial $50 and go straight to BIIIG high end air-cooler because once you clock you never stop!

Serious ^^
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Save yourself the initial $50 and go straight to BIIIG high end air-cooler because once you clock you never stop!

Serious ^^
He should just get the Mugen 2, then. I don't understand. It's a high-end cooler.
    
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The Mugen 2 is a pain in the ass to install, and that alone is usually enough to put people off purchasing it.

Also, it interferes with your RAM slots, so if you wanna run 4 DIMMs, you're outta luck.
I installed it on my brother's rig. I thought it was almost as easy as installing my Hyper 212+. The trick is to install the motherboard+CPU to it, instead of the other way around.

I would also personally recommend the Mugen 2. I kind of regret getting my Hyper 212+ instead of that, but I was short on space back then when I was working with a tiny case, and it was $15 from the CM refurbished store.
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