frosty tech's cpu cooler comparison also states that the hyper is 5th best. The leader is the Titan fenrir. Should i get that instead? its less than than the hyper... 37.22 pounds. hyper is 38~40 pounds. Prolimatech is 42.99 pounds :S
if the Titan Fenrir is the better cooler and also cheaper, I don't see why you would consider the Hyper at all. Basically, I'd double check for physical clearance with other components on the mobo, and that there's enough room in the case; then plunk down the cash for the Fenrir.
i also notced that the fenrir has a single fan in push mode. Can it be that the tests were carried out with only a single fan setup?
If that were true, then the Hyper 212 plus is technically the winner as it capable of a push-pull setup
Well - Push/Pull is definitely worth a few degrees... *if* your motherboard has room for the second fan. My rig has a Thermalright Venemous~X, which also supports Push/Pull. But I can't do that because there is a heat pipe on my motherboard's capacitors that's in the way.
yeah i made sure there's clearance between the fan and the passive *bigger* mosfet cooler. wont be a problem - as i've seen a guy on overclockers.net put up a thermalright true120 extreme in push-pull setup with the fans facing rear case exhaust.
What CPU you use it on is very telling....frostytech has the Noctua as the #1 but in the most recent test I have seen, see 1st link below, it gets trounced by bthe Mega with a 5C difference. See the description in the same link below regarding CPU types.