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I was planning on getting the 212+ just as a cheap cooler to get the job done. After receiving a free 2TB WD Caviar Black drive, I have a hole in my budget, and was wondering if I should look into other, more expensive, air coolers. would another choice be worth it over the 212+, such as the thermaltake frio? I have about a $70, so please, help me out here. if you say no to a more expensive cooler than the 212+, what should I spend my money on? thanks guys
Edited by xDriftyy - 8/5/11 at 4:27pm
post #2 of 25
You could get something like an H80 or H60.
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I have a Cooler Master V8, Idles at 26 degree's! Absolutely fantastic, and silent, and only £40 in the UK, which is around your budget.
    
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I have a Cooler Master V8, Idles at 26 degree's! Absolutely fantastic, and silent, and only £40 in the UK, which is around your budget.
I would highly recommend to not get the V8, I have seen too many people complain about it, and i would hate to see you get it and hate it too.

The biggest problem with the cooler is how bulky it is for how it performs, and you also can't run push pull fans on it.
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Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14 imo.
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I would highly recommend to not get the V8, I have seen too many people complain about it, and i would hate to see you get it and hate it too.

The biggest problem with the cooler is how bulky it is for how it performs, and you also can't run push pull fans on it.
I highly disagree, whoever you've seen complain about it either put it on wrong, or was unfortunate enough to get a bad one. It's bulky, but looks fantastic in a 650D, plenty of room!

It works perfectly with the design of the 650D case, I made sure it would work well, and it does!

I don't see the drawbacks! Everyone told me not to get it, but I refused to listen, and it's better than I had expected! Much better.
    
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Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14 imo.
before I got ninja'd, I was going to say that I considered a full WC loop, but just didn't think it was right for my first build, and for my budget. thanks for the input though!
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You could get something like an H80 or H60.
I haven't considered a closed loop system, but I will look into this, thanks!
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Thermalright Silver Arrows are the best cooler out there next to H80s. H80s are very loud though and still are 1-2c more than the SA.
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Noctua D14 is what I would get. Only ~$10 over $70 on newegg.
TT Frio is another option.

For more money you can get the Thermalright Silver arrow, bot not worth the money imo..
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