Originally Posted by Unoriginal Sin The 212 is trash because it's a cheap, inefficient HDT solution... the Thermalright(not Thermaltake, Thermalright is one of the biggest players in the business, one of the few innovators along side Prolimatech and a few others, like Noctua more recently)
True Spirti 140 is a toned down version of the Thermalright Archon, it's an excellent cooler for the money.
I suggested a Z77 mobo because(as its name implies) it uses a new chipset, designed for IvyBridge(the successor of SandyBridge) which will be launched in the following days.. it functions equally well with both generations, it's superior to the Z68 in a few ways... higher memory clocks for one.
7950 over 580 for obvious reasons.. it's a superior GPU even at stock clocks, it overclocks better while consuming half the power and generating half the heat of a GTX 580.
Seriously, I am a calm person, but your slandering of teh Hyper 212 and Cooler Master in general is appaling. You make the claim that Cooler Master doesn't innovate, but they do.
From Cooler Master's 20 year anniversary site "2000: Cooler Master launches the first every heat pipe heatsink. The CH5-5k11 revolutionizes not only CPU cooling but cooling in general. Many product generations later, heat pipes are now commonly used to cool CPUs, motherboards, graphics cards, chipsets, power supplies, and even industrial equipments."
I hear Noctua and Thermalright use heat pipes to great effect.
From the same website "2001: The first ever full copper heatsink, the HCC-002, is launched. It showcases that copper transfers heat better than other materials."
I hear Zalman uses full copy heatsinks a lot, and also Thermalright. Noctua uses full copper for the bases and heat pipes, with aluminum for the fins, on the NH-D14.
Again "2004: With the Hyper 6 release, Cooler Master achieved yet another milestone by settting an industry first. It was the first heatsink fan combo that featured six heat pipes; which was a challenge at teh time as a great deal of precision is required to bend heat pipes into the specified shapes without damaging them."
Some other innovations from Cooler Master. They were the first company to use a full mesh front for a computer (Centurion 5), which is all the rage these past couple years. They released the first mass-produced liquid cooling system (Aquagate). Later, the released the first all-in-one liquid system (Aquagate mini). In 2008, Cooler Master released the HAF series of cases, which are still extremely popular to this day. They also released teh CM Storm cases, which are also very popular. And I don't think we need to look at the innovation in the Cooler Master Cosmos and Cosmos II line.
Oh, and look at MaximumPC's review of the Hyper 212 +
, and the Hyper 212 Evo.
The Hyper 212+ got the "10 Kick Ass" award, and the Hyper 212 Evo got the "9 Kick Ass" award. Also, the Hyper 212+ was on the their best of teh best list for a very long time, but now the budget cooler on the best of the best list is the Hyper 212 Evo.
So, before you go on to say that Cooler Master doesn't innovate and that the Hyper 212 coolers suck, just think before you type.