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hmmm
Edited by .theMetal - 6/18/12 at 7:17am
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I think about this time last year I gave ~$25 for my 212+ for my 2600k rig. It was worth the money yes but I wouldn't pay any more than that shipped today.

It reminds me of the ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 days. Good for its time but, popularity was what kept selling it despite better options becoming available.
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i have hyper 212 EVO very good cooling.... but i buy enermax t40-tb enermax wount give nothing much in preformance only at noise level! tongue.gifthumb.gif
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This is all good and well for a cooler in the $35 price point, but the problem is that a majority of the time, the 212+ isn't at that price point.

I got my 212+ for $20 directly from CM. It is almost always on sale or there are deals to be had with this.
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I have to admit I have recommneded the Hyper 212+, but I wasn't really aware with the price hikes. I saw it so many times at a regular price of $20-$25 in many places such as Amazon and MC.
A70 is much better and often on sale for $25-$30.
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Thread Starter 

I'm not trying to steer away 212+ recommendations altogether, but it needs to be known that so long as at the current price level there IS competition (often ignored by recommenders here), it can't go around all the time as the best solution.  When this thread was created the Hyper 212 Plus was retailing $34 shipped on Newegg and is currently as low as $23 on NCIX but shipping is only free on NCIX for orders over $50, bringing that cost up anyway.  That put the TB Silenec at the same cost.  Now the 212 Plus is at $30 shipped - somewhat more competitive with the slight price advantage.  But the TB Silence still has its advantages that may be worth the $4.  And of course, the 212 EVO is smoked by it.

 

Oh yeah here is the T.B. Silence matching twister bearing fan for those who want to look to a push pull setup.  It costs just $1 more (shipping) than Coolermaster's Blade Master 120MM which is the matching fan for the 212 EVO.


Edited by xd_1771 - 3/21/12 at 3:34pm
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This all sounds good but I hate the bottom of the enermax. Its what I hated about the 212. You need to put so much damn Tim to fill all the gaps. Seemed like that would hurt the cooling potential as well.
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I'm happy with my 212+($27), Nice to see better alternatives though.

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So..one is $20-ish and the other is $30-ish. OK that's a big % difference, but really?

I bought a pizza last weekend that was $17 after tax, and that lasted less then 24 hours if you include breakfast. I buy a new cpu cooler every few years maybe.

I don't really have an opinion between the 212 and the Enermax, but if the difference equals a giant sack of potatoes for your starving family or something; well I just don't know.

edit: actually $10 won't even buy that many potatoes.
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post

So..one is $20-ish and the other is $30-ish. OK that's a big % difference, but really?
I bought a pizza last weekend that was $17 after tax, and that lasted less then 24 hours if you include breakfast. I buy a new cpu cooler every few years maybe.
I don't really have an opinion between the 212 and the Enermax, but if the difference equals a giant sack of potatoes for your starving family or something; well I just don't know.

The argument the OP makes though is a cooler to often being recommended as the best bang for buck when it's not in all times/situations. Some folks it matters to them others not thumb.gif
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