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Old April 20, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Default Cogage TRUE Spirit (Rev.2) CPU Cooler Review Comment Thread

A while back we looked at the "original" TRUE Spirit from Cogage and came away with a positive impression since not only did it offer good performance but it also retailed for a downright incredible price. Cogage has now released a slightly tweaked version this popular heatsink by adding a proper backplate for better mounting pressure. Will this addition give it an edge against some newfound competition?

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nice, being that skinny might give it the extra edge for some builds.

and yep, biggest drawback is the missing brackets. people buying this cooler will most probably install it on a chip that didnt cost much(i7? :) )

grammaticals look ok.
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The last paragraph on the 3rd page (packaging and instructions) it says "...which to us is acceptable...," I imagine this should read unacceptable.

Nice to see this one is available in Canada.
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Hrmmmmm....... maybe a slight performance boost between this and the Hyper212, but IMO, nowhere near enough to justify the difference in "value" on your chart.

Maybe I missed it in the review..... what's the street price of these supposed to be?
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Hrmmmmm....... maybe a slight performance boost between this and the Hyper212, but IMO, nowhere near enough to justify the difference in "value" on your chart.

Maybe I missed it in the review..... what's the street price of these supposed to be?
Price: under $39 USD

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Ok, that's not too bad. If I were looking for "budget" air cooling, I might be willing to drop an extra $10 to get a 2c improvement under load.
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In my opinion the Hyper is still the best "budget" cooler. For the price you get a better fan and clips to fit another fan, plus slightly better cooling.
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The absolute best all round "best bang for your buck" cooler is still the CM Hyper 212+. No getting around that fact. That cooler is simply amazing for the asking price it commands now. This cooler on the other hand, is a very very good value...just not the BEST value going. If it came with a better fan, and more std mounting options (no AMD and no 1156 is UNacceptable) it could give the 212+ a run for its money as best of the best.
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