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I'm really outdated for heatsinks and was wondering what's the best budget hsf? I think it was the S-1284 or Mugen 2, but it's been a year since those were descent for the price. I'm also planning to OC to ~4-4.2GHz
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I just used a corsair A50 today...have to say its very nice!
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Is it better than the Mugen 2? Do I need to buy a 1366 bracket? I know I have to buy a 140mm fan, but idk what's good at 14cm..
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Is it better than the Mugen 2? Do I need to buy a 1366 bracket? I know I have to buy a 140mm fan, but idk what's good at 14cm..
hyper 212 and its only 30
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You could get a CM Hyper 212+ which is only $29.99 and then buy a second fan to add to it, or possibly 2 fans to just replace the stock one with another fan of your choice.
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but I always thought the first two heatsinks I listed were better than the Hyper 212.
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post #8 of 43
They are better than the Hyper 212. Hyper 212 is a great choice, but it's hard to pass up the Armageddon in my opinion.
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post #9 of 43
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I'm deciding between the Armageddon for ~$50 or the Scythe Mugen 2 for $40. A 140 mm fan would be ~$10. Some other HSF might be better than both at under $50. haha

http://www.directron.com/scmg2100.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233037
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e&Pagesize=100
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I just used a corsair A50 today...have to say its very nice!
A50 is good, I use an A70 (dual-fan, A50 single fan).
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