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