Originally Posted by SlvrDragon50
Been looking for an air cooler for my server build. Honestly, I could get by with my Hyper 212, but I like to waste money. Anyways, in my search the Scythe Ninja 5 popped up, and it seems to be absolutely killing in terms of noise
erformance. It does seem not perform as well in overclock situations, but that seems to be due to the low fan speed as they aren't being performed with reference fans.
I see LGMRT is extremely popular, and it definitely tested well, but the Scythe Ninja 5 is cheaper and quieter than all of the other towers. Is the Ninja's worse OC performance the main reason it doesn't get recommended as much as the LGMRT?
*cough* Noctua fans.
That's why. There are plenty similarly performing coolers, some cheaper, some not, some better, some worse, some with better mounting some with worse.
It also depends on your region/market what is even available at all.
Such as Thermalright can be difficult to buy and it probably still is in my country at times. Yep still is, can see plenty of the weird rare use TR coolers but CPU coolers? Nah, almost none.
Considering NINJA 5 is 120mm, why bother, I prefer 140mm coolers, but it may be OK. Price wise... costs more than my 140mm TR cooler did, so no thanks there.
Fuma 2 could be better as far as I know but again costs even more.