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post #11 of 22
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I figured it would probably be the CM 212, but I wanted the latest opinions before I pulled the trigger.

Does it come with proper AM3 mounts and some TIM to get me started?

Or should I invest in some premium TIM right off the bat?

And I would buy here on OCN but my funds are not in Paypal atm, plus I get discount at Amazon.
    
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post #12 of 22
The 212+ does have mounts for AM3, idk how good is the supplied TIM though, probably sufficient goop, but nothing outstanding.
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post #13 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yoshi245 View Post
probably sufficient goop, but nothing outstanding.
Well said.
    
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post #14 of 22
Lol, I would sell my 212 with the Extra fan and own y split.

Either way 212 is one if not the best for that price point
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post #15 of 22
Stock 212 paste is decent. Just behind as5 in my tests
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post #16 of 22
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What about this Xigmatek HDT-SD964W.

It's a 92mm which I like, but has 4 pipes. And it looks like the "W" revision will let me point it any way I want.

I can always add another fan later, but I like 92mm cuz thats the largest case exhaust I can have.
    
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post #17 of 22
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Just bought a CM 212+ for $27.70 Shipped @ Amazon.

Thanks all!
    
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post #18 of 22
^that's a good buy.
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212+ refurb
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post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadarocker View Post
I'm not sure how much the Cooler Master hyper 212+ is but it is cheap competes with more expensive heatsinks

edit:its about 30 dollars before tax and shipping
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus is a great cooler for the cash- about 25 bucks. Cools like a 50+ dollar cooler
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