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Hello all,

i am finally looking at buying a aftermarket air cooler for my computer
i've been told that the HYPER 212+ is the best price/performance cooler out


but im happy to spend that extra dollar for better cooling

would anyone recommend another cooler (im happy to buy the 212+ but i want to see if theres anything better)

and also (i know this is in the wrong section) the corsair H50?
any good? price/performance?

thanks in advance
- Lukrype
Edited by LuKrype - 3/14/11 at 2:34am
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post #2 of 20
Hyper 212+ is the best VFM cooler out there. If you're looking for the absolute best, then you should get Noctua NH-D14 or TR Silver Arrow.
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Thread Starter 
ok thanks
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post #4 of 20
yep noctua d14 and silver arrow can be classified as a king of air cooler
buy it if budget is no issue at all.
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by adizz View Post
Hyper 212+ is the best VFM cooler out there. If you're looking for the absolute best, then you should get Noctua NH-D14 or TR Silver Arrow.
This^
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post #6 of 20
If you're looking for a good OC with low price, get the Hyper 212+
If you're looking for maximum OC and do not mind paying more, get a Noctua D14 or a Silver Arrow.

*I also think the Noctua/Silver Arrow would be quieter if that matters.
** Nevertheless, the Noctua/Silver Arrow are fairly bigger than the 212+
post #7 of 20
Hey i am new to the cooling are what is the difference in that cooler compared to lets say the dark night or mugen?
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post #8 of 20
The Scythe Mugen is a nice fan. I am using them now and they bring the CPU down quite a bit. The only problem is they are still huge. Still, the Mugen is another option if you don't like the Hyper 212 for some reason. Also the Mugen is quiet. I have a machine idling at 29-32C with the Mugen. That's pretty cold at 4.2 Ghz without getting a ton of fans or getting a WC.

So if the Hyper 212 is too tall for your case you might be able to cram in a Mugen. It's a bit smaller, but sometimes a bit is what you needed to make it fit.
Edited by mrbbman - 3/14/11 at 10:55am
post #9 of 20
Mugen 2 and Hyper 212 should fit in an Antec 100. They fit fine in a P193, and the effective clearance is roughly the same, if not larger in the 100.

Another consideration should be RAM height, though. If your sticks are roughly around standard height, all coolers should work. However, anything taller than Ripjaws won't fit under my Mugen 2.
post #10 of 20
A Mugen 2 will perform slightly better than a 212+, but the Mugen is a bit bigger. Both are great values for the performance you can get from them, though.
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