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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
Mugen 2 is a fantastic cooler. Personally I think it performs better than the 212+. Also they are about $40 brand new. You can usually find them open box on newegg too for cheap.
Beware open box Mugen 2. First of all, they charge something like $7.63 for shipping. Most of all, the M2 uses tiny little screws. If you're missing one, you are screwed. No way the open box people can check for all the screws.
Edited by ehume - 6/18/11 at 10:14pm
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post #22 of 32
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Never. Ever. Get that heatsink. A terrible mistake. It was the first heatsink I ever bought. Noisy and limited in its cooling capacity. Stay away.
Actually, I am happy with my freezer pro 7 rev. 2. Albiet it was only good enough in the winter for overclocking. It is a fine cooler for when you don't plan on overclocking.

However, more importantly go with the corsair one on amazon. Seems the best for the price.
    
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Actually, I am happy with my freezer pro 7 rev. 2. Albiet it was only good enough in the winter for overclocking. It is a fine cooler for when you don't plan on overclocking.
I'm glad you're happy with yours. Mine was as noisy as the stock cooler. And if you don't plan on overclocking, why buy a 3d party cooler? Especially if it's no quieter than the stock cooler.
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post #24 of 32
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Beware open box Megen 2. First of all, they charge something like $7.63 for shipping. Most of all, the M2 uses tiny little screws. If you're missing one, you are screwed. No way the open box people can check for all the screws.
I was unaware of that. Good call. That would definately suck to buy one just to find out your missing a screw.

I was under the assumption newegg garuntees functionality of there open box products. If your missing a screw and it wont function because of it, wouldnt they refund you the money? Ive had pretty good luck with newegg rma's. Most of the time they will pay for my return shipping, but I have heard of people having to pay to ship stuff back for rma.

I guess if you factor in the hastle of shipping it back for rma its not worth the risk or the time.
Edited by AliceInChains - 6/18/11 at 10:11pm
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is the A50 better then the 212+? Not liking the temps i get with my 212, @ 3.4ghz 1.43v.. lol 77 lmax load
Yeah its quite a bit better! Mine runs about 8 deg cooler than my roomates 212
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It seems there are no more Mugen 2's and are being replaced by Mugen 3's? At least on Newegg.....it is OOS.

I'm using a tuniq tower extreme 120 and my idle and load (with fan at lowest setting) is 20 and 37. Nothing overclocked though...yet.
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Yeah its quite a bit better! Mine runs about 8 deg cooler than my roomates 212
are you using a push/pull on it? or is there only a pull on the A50 ?
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post #28 of 32
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are you using a push/pull on it? or is there only a pull on the A50 ?
The A50 is only push unless you rig it to have another fan on the other side. I am using one Akasa Viper fan
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post #29 of 32
Buy this cooler at buy.com and it costs $30 shipped
Newegg's really ripping everybody off with the 212+ now... at $40 shipped it was bad enough, but it only seems to get worse. I may stop recommending this heatsink altogether and commit myself to the Xigmatek GAIA. 3 heatpipes due to positioning performs better than 4 anyway.
post #30 of 32
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I'm glad you're happy with yours. Mine was as noisy as the stock cooler. And if you don't plan on overclocking, why buy a 3d party cooler? Especially if it's no quieter than the stock cooler.
I'm okay with my Freezer pro rev2. It is my first aftermarket cooler. Mine is super quiet but no good for overclocking though as temperature rises too high and too fast. You might have gotten a bad fan then.
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