Hi all, I'm looking for a nice hsf for ~$30, $50 tops. Doesn't matter what socket it is (as long as it's not some old 478 lol ). Any size, any colour, whatever, as long as it can cool a cpu well. Right now I'm considering the Vendetta 2 for $30 after MIR, but it's very old... shoulda grabbed it when it was just released. Are there any 'newer' HSF that are better than the Vendetta 2 per dollar, or would you guys still suggest the vendetta 2?
I'm also curious, does anyone remember the price for a Vendetta 2 when it was released last year? Any price falls on it?
Yes, but it seems that it can only be mounted vertically on an am2/3 socket so that the air blows either up or down (on my gtx260)... besides, the vendetta 2 is over a year old. Are there any newer and better ones, or did the vendetta 2 go through a price drop since its launch, justifying a purchase of it right now?
I took a look at those and the CM Hyper 212 looks like it's exactly what I need, but it's not in stock @ ncix right now (I use ncix since I'm in Canada...). How does the Scythe perform? It looks pretty beastly with 5 pipes... Does the dark knight perform better than the regular version, and do any of these sinks come in a package with just the sink no fan?
Edit: Between the Regular Xigmatek and Dark night the latter is a better choice because it looks better in all black, comes with a better fan and most importantly comes with the motherboard retention bracket.
The Mugen 2 is a great concept with a 5 in 1 heatsink, but here are the problems I found with it:
-it's very heavy @ 870 grams or something...
-heatpipes don't touch cpu ihs directly
-it's over a year old
-very few reviews, no customer reviews on ncix, only one on newegg
-I'm already in love with the hyper 212
So hyper 212 it is then! I'll post back when I receive it and let you guys know how it performs. It's pretty new, ncix doesn't have a stock yet since they're still waiting on their shipment lol
If you wanted a review I could of gave you many links with reviews on all those heatsinks. Do you think I would recommend a product without knowing how good it performs? Regardless, I am glad you are happy with your purchase.
Here is a good review on the Hyper 212 plus. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
Oh make sure you get the plus version not the original one.
I just ordered it last night and NCIX has it back-ordered, so I'll receive it about 5 days after the shipment gets to NCIX... it should be in stock soon though, it was released just this month (I think). I'll post up the temps far ya when I get it
Well I can tell you that my cpu (athlon 7750) idles at 40*C in BIOS, sometimes up to 42 with stock cooler and paste, but I haven't tried it yet. I've only had my rig for like 2 weeks, and I haven't OCed it yet since I've been looking for a cooler