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post #21 of 37
The CM 212+ is certainly an excellent cost-to-performance cooler. IMHO, it offers 70-80% thermal performance of a top end cooler but only costs about 30-40%.
However, I think Corsair A50 and A70 are currently worthy alternatives.

Thermal Performance consideration
Out of the box, a stock A50 can beat the a stock 212+, with both coolers having single fan. But the 212+ can be equipped with a second fan while the A50 cannot. With this 2nd fan installed, 212+ will beat the A50.
However, a stock A70 comes with 2 fans and it can beat the 212+.

Price consideration
Newegg is selling 212+ at US$30 with free shipping as of this moment.
However, A50 is selling at US$20 (after MIR) with free shipping.
The A70 was selling at bargain US$21 (after MIR) with free shipping just a few days ago but is no more.
With these prices, they both beat the 212+. But right now, only the A50 wins over the 212+

212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
A50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20a50
A70:

Conclusion
212+ has always been the best cost-to-performance ratio cooler. The new comers A50 and A70 can challenge it and win with the right price. As of this moment, the A50 is a higher cost-to-performance cooler. If you do not go for higher overclocking, the single fan A50 should be considered.
post #22 of 37
I have the hyper212+ as well also in a phantom case, its really not that big of a cooler. At least not as big as some of the others, it clears my first ram slot just fine.
   
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post #23 of 37
Will fit fine with RIPJAW X.
post #24 of 37
it fit with my dominators also clears gskill snipers
   
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is it possible to add a second fan to a xigmatek gaia? if I did order this cooler and it supports a second fan, what would be the one to get? I don't see any fans made my xigmatek.
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post #27 of 37
You can add a second fan to the GAIA but I don't see the point for the most part. The cost of a good second fan could increase the cooler cost significantly to the point where you should just look at better coolers.
    
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maybe I'm better off just getting the hyper 212+ and adding a second fan later if I even need one.
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post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by onmiway75 View Post
is that your system? the cooler is F---ing huge! guess I'm used to these little 80mm fans.
The 212+ is not that that big, compared to most modern air coolers its on the small side.

My Scythe Mugen2 was "f----ing huge!" go check out the mugen2 thread. It was also about 5 pounds (I may be exaggerating), and I didn't have a problem with it ruining my motherboard.
post #30 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by onmiway75 View Post
maybe I'm better off just getting the hyper 212+ and adding a second fan later if I even need one.
I used to have one and it's definitely worth the price. I have a Phantom case and Ripjaws as well and it fit fine, if anything just move the fan up like people said. I got a second fan for mine as well, it's like 11 bucks on newegg. Thought I recommend getting the CM212+ itself from somewhere other than newegg, I got mine brand new off eBay for like 22 bucks.
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