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March 10, 2010 5:49:10 PM

I'm building an lga 1366 system and for a HSF I want to get a mugen 2, but they seem to be out of stock at most places or overpriced.

So now I'm looking at the CM 212+ or the CM n520, which one performs better?

I haven't been able to find any direct comparison or similar testing situations

Also, what do people think of the Titan Fenrir?

Thanks

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a b K Overclocking
March 10, 2010 6:49:25 PM

what exactly are you looking to do with the build after all is said and done cause if you are not intending to overclock it then any of these guys should do the pinch. alot of people love the cm 212+ and it does a great job at keeping the cpu cool http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=241... will give you a pretty got comparasion of the 212+ with a bunch of other good heatsinks. the ccf by sunbeam and a few others range about in the same range so you would just have to decide which heatsink you would like depending on performance to price.
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March 10, 2010 7:55:09 PM

I do a lot of video editing and some play around with photoshop, and I game, so i will be overclocking at least to the high 3's.

If i could find a mugen 2 for sale at its normal ~$40 price I'd pick that up because I've seen it outperform the megahalems, but the supply seems to have dried up :'( 
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a b K Overclocking
March 10, 2010 8:19:30 PM

http://www.google.com/products?q=Scythe+Mugen+2&aq=f i know its google shop but there are a few websites that are around the 40 buck range and even one that is 30 but i have never heard of the website so i will let you decide which site you would like to purchase from how i could help you and have fun with the new heatsink
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a b K Overclocking
March 10, 2010 8:21:24 PM

also on that page i gave you earlier the mugen is like 9th on the list btw just to let you know and the 212 + is cheaper at like 30 dollars
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a b K Overclocking
March 10, 2010 9:51:03 PM

I can tell you from experience that the 212+ won't give you acceptable temps near 4.0 Ghz (high 3's). I bought one for my 860 because that's all that was available when the 1156's came out, it lasted 2 weeks before I replaced it with something a little more substantial.

Of the ones you have listed, I would probably go with the Titan.


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a c 171 K Overclocking
March 10, 2010 11:16:53 PM


You ask for list of comparisons , we got lists: :) 
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

pick a TIM from the top few here:
http://www.hwreviewlabs.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Heat Sink - For performance and ease of installation, to my mind, the Prolimatech Megahalems best fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($65 for the HS, $7 for TIM, $11 each for two PWM fans and $7 for a Y cable splitter).

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...
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March 11, 2010 12:08:28 AM

Thanks for the info RJR and Jack and Matt for the links,

So the 212+ is out and I can find a Mugen 2 for a good price, albeit from a google shop, thanks guys.
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