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November 26, 2011 7:43:28 PM

I was searching for a good cpu cooler and at first i tought ill go for the NZXT Havik 140 which impressed me alot but then i found this :
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1643/6/
and it shows that the crosair A50 preforms better at half of the price!
can it be?
what cooler do you suggest for this price [socket 1156 and must have a support for 1155 for future upgrades and i am planning on overclocking]
thanks.

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a b K Overclocking
November 29, 2011 10:09:00 AM

Socket 1156 and 1155 will fit the exact same coolers, even if it isn't stated on the cooler's specs specifically.

Anyhow, take a look and the Cooler Master V6GT or Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or 212 Evo as well. They're all good coolers for good prices.
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November 29, 2011 12:40:17 PM

NZXT Havik 140 is better then the Hyper 212+.
and it makes the A50 better.
and where i live they sell it about half the price of the Hyper 212+ .
so my question is it true?
or might be the A50 has two fans while the NZXT Havik 140 has one fan?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
November 30, 2011 3:07:35 PM

The Havik is superior to the A50 and 212+,no doubt in my mind.
But if you're just cooling a SB cpu you don't need to spend over $50.
When i first joined this forum we would have a hard time convincing someone to part with @$30 for a 212+.
That trend has definitely changed to the polar opposite,now everyone with SB cpu's thinks or have convinced themselves they need $80+ coolers.
You don't for a 2500K/2600K a CM Evo is fine.
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November 30, 2011 7:15:53 PM

Yea
but im using Core i3 540 and i have big plans for overclocking it
[from 3.07 to atleast 4Ghz] and i decided that if i spend my money ill spend it right.
but thats not my question
how can it be that Crosair A50 is better then Havik 140 [it shows in chart]?
after all the price diffrence is huge [2X]
if thats the case [that a50 is better] ill just buy it right now.
and how is schyte mugen 2 rev b compared to these two?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
December 2, 2011 2:27:01 AM

wickreD said:
Yea
but im using Core i3 540 and i have big plans for overclocking it
[from 3.07 to atleast 4Ghz] and i decided that if i spend my money ill spend it right.
but thats not my question
how can it be that Crosair A50 is better then Havik 140 [it shows in chart]?
after all the price diffrence is huge [2X]
if thats the case [that a50 is better] ill just buy it right now.
and how is schyte mugen 2 rev b compared to these two?

The Havik is overkill for an i3.
I use a 212+ on my i3 rig no problem,use to be a 530,now i use a 550.
The Mugen is better then the A50 and 212+.
A pita to install(huge) and eats dimm slots.
The 212+ or new Evo version would be my choice.
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December 2, 2011 3:44:03 AM

will it be enough for overclocking to 4Ghz?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
December 2, 2011 3:22:35 PM

wickreD said:
will it be enough for overclocking to 4Ghz?

Ya the 212+ or Evo will do that no problem.
i3's aren't hot processors.
I'd go with the new EVO!
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December 12, 2011 8:16:49 AM

well i think ill go with the mugen..
last question - and hows thermalright's true spirit? is it good?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
December 12, 2011 2:57:52 PM

wickreD said:
well i think ill go with the mugen..
last question - and hows thermalright's true spirit? is it good?

The Mugen is going to devour probably two dimms btw.= great cooler though!
I cool my i3 530 which has since been replaced with an i3 550 with a 212+ no problem.= all 4 dimms filled with Ripjaws
Imo Thermalright makes the best air coolers,the True is exceptional for the price.
I wouldn't bother mulling over the A50 the A70 is alot better.
I use an A70 on my i5 760..
Thermalright MUX-120 cools my i7 860 just fine.
Didn't drop $50 on any of these coolers either.
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December 19, 2011 1:43:35 PM

davcon said:
The Mugen is going to devour probably two dimms btw.= great cooler though!
I cool my i3 530 which has since been replaced with an i3 550 with a 212+ no problem.= all 4 dimms filled with Ripjaws
Imo Thermalright makes the best air coolers,the True is exceptional for the price.
I wouldn't bother mulling over the A50 the A70 is alot better.
I use an A70 on my i5 760..
Thermalright MUX-120 cools my i7 860 just fine.
Didn't drop $50 on any of these coolers either.

so whats your best recommand?
the 212?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
December 19, 2011 4:33:33 PM

wickreD said:
so whats your best recommand?
the 212?

I would consider the 212+,Evo,or Thermalright True Spirit.
All costs under $40 and are compatible with a wide variety of ram kits.
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December 22, 2011 11:49:00 AM

davcon said:
I would consider the 212+,Evo,or Thermalright True Spirit.
All costs under $40 and are compatible with a wide variety of ram kits.

allright thanks alot!
thats it.
i think ill go with the true spirit / 212+ or evo
whichever i can find closest to my home.
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