Xigmatek Dark Knight or CM Hyper 212+?

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oipluckie
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Still trying to decide whether to get the Xigmatek Dark Knight or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus. I've made a post before about the xigmatek dark knight but ran into a financial brick wall for a bit so I never got it. Then I see a new heatsink fan released called the Cooler master hyper 212 plus. I've seen a few good reviews, and they both seem to cool about the same, I think.

My rig info should be in the sig. I just like how the Xigmatek Dark knight looks, but the Cooler Master hyper 212 plus seems to be cheaper. Just wanted to get some opinions about the two or if you have a better suggestion for a cooler that is within the price range of those two.

*Oh was also wondering if i needed to remove my motherboard to install some sort of backplate for the CM hyper 212 plus? I looked at the manual and it has amd socket am2/am3, and was wondering if that meant for am2/am3 board only or if it is for am3 only boards as well?" sorry if that was confusing.

CPU:AMD Phenom II X3 720 3.0Ghz(Xig DK) Case:NZXT Apollo
Motherboard: GA-MA790GPT-UD3H
RAM: A-DATA 4Gb DDR3 1600G @ 1600Mhz
Video Card: EVGA GTX 460 1GB EE