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Best heatsink under 40$ for a Mini ITX case/mobo?

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September 6, 2013 3:02:05 PM

I recently just built my computer with the A10-5800k and that baby runs HOT. (140F~) My brother said he would buy me a better heatsink if it's under / around 40$. I was really liking the Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212 but I just learned it's almost the size of my mobo and it probably wont fit.
I'm at a loss - what should I get?!
(btw, here's my motherboard, and I have the Bitfenix Prodigy case)

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September 6, 2013 5:44:14 PM

First your temp readings are most likly wrong, i have yet to find a good apu temp program. I use two temp probes when building apu's just because of the wild numbers. I have found closed loop water coolers to work best with apu's
this one is on sale COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M $24.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 6, 2013 6:18:19 PM

~140 F = ~60C

That's high, but not too high.

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will suit your needs fine. Xigmatek Gaia will be good too.
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