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Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox) | Purchased For $0.00
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud5) | Purchased For $0.00
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9r) | Purchased For $0.00
**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100351vxsr) | $429.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn300m1w2n) | Purchased For $0.00
**Power Supply** | [Kingwin Lazer 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingwin-power-supply-lz1000) | Purchased For $0.00
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns95) | Purchased For $0.00
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-fqc04649) | $124.00 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $573.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-27 22:14 EDT-0400 |


this is my part list, I plan on over clocking my CPU and cant figure out what PCU cooler i should buy, i would like to keep it cheap (under $50) but if i need to i can spend $100 can someone help me out please?
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  1. check this out does me wonders and I test oc every chip I buy..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  2. johnnyb105 said:
    check this out does me wonders and I test oc every chip I buy..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    a fan will keep my CPU cool enough? i thought with overclocking i have to use a Liquid cooled cooler
  3. No, an air cooler is perfectly sufficient, the Hyper is on par with the H100 and $70 cheaper
  4. Best answer
    Hey,

    The Cooler master hyper 212 that johnny recommended is an excellent value for that price. If you want more cooling power I would suggest a Noctua Nh D14, its more expensive but its a beast.

    Hope this helps!
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