CPU cooler for ocing amd phenom ii 965 be

Hello, whats the best AIR CPU cooler for around 70 dollars... i want to over clock my AMD phenom ii x4 965 BE..as you all know, they run pretty hot..and i live southern california...so summertime gets really hot...i want to get it to 4ghz

i have cooler master HAF 912 CASE
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  1. I would suggest getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's on sale at Newegg for $30 right now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=hyper%20212%20evo&IsVirtualParent=1

    It is not the absolute best air cooler, but certainly offers great performance for the money. Depending on the chip and ambient temps, you may or may not get to 4GHz. However, I think that's a better option than spending $70 on a cooler for a $80 CPU.

    There really isn't anything great in the $70 price range. You would need to move up to $80-90 to get a Noctua or Phanteks in order to do much better.
  2. JD88 said:
    I would suggest getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's on sale at Newegg for $30 right now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=hyper%20212%20evo&IsVirtualParent=1

    It is not the absolute best air cooler, but certainly offers great performance for the money. Depending on the chip and ambient temps, you may or may not get to 4GHz. However, I think that's a better option than spending $70 on a cooler for a $80 CPU.

    There really isn't anything great in the $70 price range. You would need to move up to $80-90 to get a Noctua or Phanteks in order to do much better.


    even if i were to buy the noctua, would it fit in my coolermaster HAF 912 case?, and if i get the hyper evo with push/pull...is it still a 50/50 to get 4ghz?
  3. lowkee said:
    JD88 said:
    I would suggest getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's on sale at Newegg for $30 right now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=hyper%20212%20evo&IsVirtualParent=1

    It is not the absolute best air cooler, but certainly offers great performance for the money. Depending on the chip and ambient temps, you may or may not get to 4GHz. However, I think that's a better option than spending $70 on a cooler for a $80 CPU.

    There really isn't anything great in the $70 price range. You would need to move up to $80-90 to get a Noctua or Phanteks in order to do much better.


    even if i were to buy the noctua, would it fit in my coolermaster HAF 912 case?, and if i get the hyper evo with push/pull...is it still a 50/50 to get 4ghz?


    The 912 SHOULD fit. See this thread for details:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1183203/noctua-nh-d14-compatibility-list

    I've been looking for some information on 965 overclocks on the EVO and haven't found anything concrete. There have been some people talking on forums about getting to 4.0 on it but that's just forum talk and I have no way to know if it's true. Again, it would vary chip to chip and also depend on ambient temps, air flow, etc. My guess would be yes or if not, really close.
  4. JD88 said:
    lowkee said:
    JD88 said:
    I would suggest getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's on sale at Newegg for $30 right now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=hyper%20212%20evo&IsVirtualParent=1

    It is not the absolute best air cooler, but certainly offers great performance for the money. Depending on the chip and ambient temps, you may or may not get to 4GHz. However, I think that's a better option than spending $70 on a cooler for a $80 CPU.

    There really isn't anything great in the $70 price range. You would need to move up to $80-90 to get a Noctua or Phanteks in order to do much better.


    even if i were to buy the noctua, would it fit in my coolermaster HAF 912 case?, and if i get the hyper evo with push/pull...is it still a 50/50 to get 4ghz?


    The 912 SHOULD fit. See this thread for details:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1183203/noctua-nh-d14-compatibility-list

    I've been looking for some information on 965 overclocks on the EVO and haven't found anything concrete. There have been some people talking on forums about getting to 4.0 on it but that's just forum talk and I have no way to know if it's true. Again, it would vary chip to chip and also depend on ambient temps, air flow, etc. My guess would be yes or if not, really close.


    i would get the noctua, but i also have 8gb 2x4 of corsair veagance ram...which is tall ram, i doubt it will fit =/, think im ight go with the evo push/pull...do you know if the fan it comes with is good? or should i just get 2 good fans?
  5. lowkee said:
    JD88 said:
    lowkee said:
    JD88 said:
    I would suggest getting the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's on sale at Newegg for $30 right now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=hyper%20212%20evo&IsVirtualParent=1

    It is not the absolute best air cooler, but certainly offers great performance for the money. Depending on the chip and ambient temps, you may or may not get to 4GHz. However, I think that's a better option than spending $70 on a cooler for a $80 CPU.

    There really isn't anything great in the $70 price range. You would need to move up to $80-90 to get a Noctua or Phanteks in order to do much better.


    even if i were to buy the noctua, would it fit in my coolermaster HAF 912 case?, and if i get the hyper evo with push/pull...is it still a 50/50 to get 4ghz?


    The 912 SHOULD fit. See this thread for details:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1183203/noctua-nh-d14-compatibility-list

    I've been looking for some information on 965 overclocks on the EVO and haven't found anything concrete. There have been some people talking on forums about getting to 4.0 on it but that's just forum talk and I have no way to know if it's true. Again, it would vary chip to chip and also depend on ambient temps, air flow, etc. My guess would be yes or if not, really close.


    i would get the noctua, but i also have 8gb 2x4 of corsair veagance ram...which is tall ram, i doubt it will fit =/, think im ight go with the evo push/pull...do you know if the fan it comes with is good? or should i just get 2 good fans?


    The fan it comes with is decent. The difference with push-pull is only around 2 degrees so I would try it with just the one at first. It might be enough.
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