Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL
What would you recommend that is anywhere close to the price? I'm quite curious - I don't use air cooling on anything anymore, but when I did I found the older Hyper212 to perform quite favorably against anything in the sub-$40 range... And even some in the $50-60 range. Granted that was some time ago, but it's not like the design has changed significantly in the past four or five years!
A quick google of reviews turns up relatively glowing reviews on numerous sites... I guess every one of them is horribly flawed as well. Perhaps you should post your complete results here so the truth can be known.
Seriously, it's a review that puts h60 0.1c away from nh-d14. They specifically state also that they are running a single, 5-volted case fan. The delta over ambients are really low, the cpu's are only at 60c. There's so many things wrong with the review and the tier list
If you want to provide a link or two to a haswell, ivy bridge, sb-e or ib-e review that shows a 212 or h60 performing anywhere near the best air coolers, i will gladly critique it in greater detail
212 is decent at $20, but it's a terrible cooler compared to the more powerful stuff unless you're on a sandy bridge or delidded quad core CPU that's not aggressively voltingEdited by Cyro999 - 10/18/13 at 1:09pm