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Under $50, get the Mugen 2, hands down. There isn't a better cooler in that price range, period. The DTP coolers such as the Xigmatek that I have, and the CM 212+ aren't that great on Sandy Bridge for some odd reason.
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Awesome... thanks everyone... looks like the Mugen it is!

Cheers!

EDIT: Do coolers that work with 1156 mean also for 1155? I'm guessing no.
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post #13 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom;13842507 
Awesome... thanks everyone... looks like the Mugen it is!

Cheers!

EDIT: Do coolers that work with 1156 mean also for 1155? I'm guessing no.

they do
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom;13842507 
Awesome... thanks everyone... looks like the Mugen it is!

Cheers!

EDIT: Do coolers that work with 1156 mean also for 1155? I'm guessing no.
1156 coolers work with 1155 coolers. The mounting holes are the same.

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The Mugen 2 is on the left and Mugen 3 on the right. Mugen 3 is smaller. According to this review, Mugen 2 cools about the same as Mugen 3 but is quieter. It may be better to just get the Mugen 2 since it is cheaper and quieter.
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the evga superclock has shown to be pretty good especially better for overclocked loads and is only 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom;13842507 
Awesome... thanks everyone... looks like the Mugen it is!

Cheers!

EDIT: Do coolers that work with 1156 mean also for 1155? I'm guessing no.

1156 = 1155 mounting wise. They are exactly the same holes. wink.gif
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Great! Thanks everyone, much appreciated!
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