I don't consider Thermaltake Frio a good cooler. Frio cools okay but is very noisy and way over priced for what it is.
Originally Posted by noobiest
Thinking of going with a mid-range cooler. High end is amazing but I doubt the computer will be pushed too hard, and low end is just questionable.
Read one review and enjoy the looks of the Enermax ETS-T40-VD
, but anyone actually know this thing, or have any other suggestions?
I know I've heard good things about the Xigmatek dark knight
I assume as you use NewEgg you are in America.
ETS-T40 is not all that good. Thermalright True Sprit 120 and Macho HR-02 are both much better.
ETS-T40 = 81.2c
T S 120 = 67.8c 13.4c cooler than ETS-T40
Macho = 66c . 15.2c cooler than ETS-T40
There probably isn't 13-15c difference but is only review I can find showing these coolers.. and I know both TS120 and Macho are very good mid range coolers. The basic TS120 was first introduced in 2006 as Thermalright Ultra-120 and Cogage True 120 and has always had top ratings.
True Spirit 120M $29.95 (remodeled True Spirit 120 with same size cooler offset and not as tall; better RAM and case clearance)
Macho HR-02 $42.95 (black/white fan or can get regular tan/blue-gray fan)
Prolimatech Megahalems is a very good cooler. Better than True Spirit 120 if it will fit and you can find it at a good price. Here in UK they are $43-53.00 with no fans.
All of the CM 212 coolers are over rated and often over priced in today's market. True Spirit 120 is 4c cooler and quieter too.
http://rigmods.com/wp/blog/thermalright-true-spirit-120-review-2/Edited by doyll - 4/13/13 at 1:30am