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Well it looks like we have a new king of the budget coolers. Its a bit big and I would have liked to have seen the heatpipes nickel plated but at a $40 msrp with a $14 fan and this type of performance you really can't complain.

[H]ocp review

Benchmark Reviews review

Thermalright product page

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Looks sort of like a mugen 2, probably as similar performance to it also. I'd like to see it compared to more heatsinks but so far it looks like a decent buy
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:O That's a lot of heatpipes compared to my 212+

Should be quite competitive, due to its pricing and performance
Edited by GuardianDuo - 7/27/11 at 10:50am
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If you buy one that big you might as well buy a silver arrow or d14. I know the price but still
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Originally Posted by Dwood View Post
If you buy one that big you might as well buy a silver arrow or d14. I know the price but still
Why? This is half the price at a very similar performance.

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Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
Looks sort of like a mugen 2, probably as similar performance to it also. I'd like to see it compared to more heatsinks but so far it looks like a decent buy
The Mugen 2 doesn't even compete with the original True, nevermind the Archon used in the [H] review.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 7/27/11 at 11:00am
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post #6 of 24
looks like a potential 212+ contender in terms of price/performance.


but with that said, gonna be hard to beat the 212+. $11 final price after CA tax (even at the $25-30 retail/non-sale price it's still good) brand new for the cooling it does is not easy to beat

God bless the 212+

edit:

that hole in the design is so dumb... poor design imo. also, how is [H] doing a price/performance analysis at the end without even mentioning the 212+, arguably the best bang per buck cooler right now. the analysis chart is lacking to say the least.
Edited by Spicy61 - 7/27/11 at 11:09am
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Its fugly. downright FUGLY
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Spiffy. I think I'll grab this when I stop being cheap and upgrade to SB.
    
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Why repost this in news after you posted it in Air Cooling yesterday?
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ew-budget.html
 
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Water cooling, just saying
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