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post #21 of 31
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2598&page=5
very comprehensive list.
and to answer "The Auras Shagon ARC-118 > CM 212+" no it is not.
CM Hyper 212+ all the way :]
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You can get the Hyper 212+, its the best bang for your buck. Theres another good cooler but its big, the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B. Its 37$ around on newegg. The temps are lower than the 212+.
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Eh, thanks everyone. So, it's the 212 or the Mugen 2 Scythe smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom;13848700 
Eh, thanks everyone. So, it's the 212 or the Mugen 2 Scythe smile.gif

The Mugen 2 is the better cooler. Like I said earlier, the direct touch heatpipe coolers like the 212+ don't cool that well at all for Sandy. If I had a Mugen 2 on mine, I'd be able to run 5.0GHz daily.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13848738 
The Mugen 2 is the better cooler. Like I said earlier, the direct touch heatpipe coolers like the 212+ don't cool that well at all for Sandy. If I had a Mugen 2 on mine, I'd be able to run 5.0GHz daily.
Ah, yeah all right. Mugen it is. I don't think I'll overclock past 4.0 or 4.4GHz anyway and I'll try and keep voltage stock.

Thanks!!!
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post #26 of 31
very happy w/ Mugen 2 much more then the 212+ dropped temps 4c at idle and 8-10c gaming
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SCMG-2100, hands down.
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post #28 of 31
Not many plugs for the mugen 2....

performs better than the 212+ for the same price...

People only rave about the 212 because it used to be $25. Then it was an amazing value. Now? Not really. 40 dollars is a garbage price for that cooler imo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelbom;13848860 
Ah, yeah all right. Mugen it is. I don't think I'll overclock past 4.0 or 4.4GHz anyway and I'll try and keep voltage stock.

Thanks!!!

edit: skimmed that last page.. lol.

good choice! thumb.gif
    
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post #29 of 31
I've had both the 212+ and the mugen 2 on the 2500k and the 212+ could do 4.7 where as the mugen 2 could do 5.0+

EDIT:

Why is the 212+ so expensive in the states?

Canadian 212+ and Mugen 2
Free shipping as well.
Edited by Phoriver - 6/12/11 at 8:54pm
post #30 of 31
Hyper 212+.
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