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Old February 1, 2010, 01:50 PM
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I just bought a Scythe Mugen 2 cooler for my new system and this thing is HUGE! I don't overclock or play CPU intense games but I want my CPU to run cooler than the stock fan will allow. Is there anything out there that's a little smaller that will be better than the stock unit and still be quiet or am I asking too much. Everybody tells me to use the stock fan if I'm not overclocking but I want better than stock cooling.
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The Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus would be a good option. It's a decent-sized cooler, but it's smaller than the Mugen 2.
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PC Cyber Canada - For All Your Computer Need See if you find it on sale but a good cooler still big though but it got a good review on theis site a couppel of weeks ago. I have one that I Have to get installed.
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'm asking too much. Anything I've seen out there that gets good reviews is like a brick. Big and heavy. I have room for this thing but I just don't like the size of it. I guess I'll just use it?
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'm asking too much. Anything I've seen out there that gets good reviews is like a brick. Big and heavy. I have room for this thing but I just don't like the size of it. I guess I'll just use it?
I think you may as well, unless its size actually causes problems for you.
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IF you dont want something that is big as a brick.....look into the Cooler Master Hyper 212+. Its not that big, not that heavy, and will give excellent results at stock loads. MIGHT be worth the 30 dollar investment. Otherwise, yeah you'll have to learn to live with the big arsed cooler you got. ;)
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Don't ever consider FrostyTech a reliable source, they think a Thermalright Ultra 120 beats a TRUE.

My suggestion? Live with it. The size shouldn't be an issue, you installed it and it works great. Unless you have some crazy sort of OCD I don't think it'll ever cause you any problems greater than minor inconveniences, and buying a new cooler is a much greater hassle.
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I found a good cooler to replace the Mugen. It's a Zalman CNPS 10X Quiet. It keeps the temps down just as good as the Mugen but the fan rpm required to do that is a little higher. It's big but not as big as the Mugen. I also considered the Coolermaster 212+, it's a good cooler but I didn't like the way it mounted to the board. The mounting bracket had nothing to stop it from rotating and the cooler could actually twist on the CPU if it weren't really tight. The Zalman mount is very well engineered.
techPowerUp :: Zalman CNPS10X Quiet Review :: Page 1 / 6

Thanks for all your suggestions.
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