Can it Be ?

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. will it be enough for overclocking to 4Ghz?
  7. 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!
  8. well i think ill go with the mugen..
    last question - and hows thermalright's true spirit? is it good?
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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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