Originally Posted by freedumb
at newegg for us canadians the u12p-se2 is 79.99 which comes with 2 nf-p12 fans, those are 23.99 a piece. so that cooler would come down to 32 bones on its own.
good deal for an all-in-one package if you ask me.
Except for the fact that the fans are barely worth $8. I have one of them and its so pathetically weak that it can't even push air through my HDT-S1283 at 100%. I use it for my rear exhaust now because despite it having almost no static pressure it can still push a tiny bit of air through the rear grill. Noctua is almost as bad at lying about their specs as SilenX. (although for what its worth the fan is fairly silent, but then so is my $8 XLF)
Heatsink reviews are always horribly done, but judging by the 10 or so I looked at I'd say its roughly on par with my HDT-S1283, maybe a little better considering its in a push pull config.
So that would put the value at $30 + $8 for the extra fan + $10 for the back plate = $48, yet it costs $80, almost double what its worth.