I need a good cheap CPU cooler for the FX-8350 on the 970A-G46 motherboard
Does anyone know of any good CPU coolers that fit the 970a-G46 that will keep the FX-8350 cool?
Best value on the market.
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CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
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What is your budget? Saying a cheap CPU cooler doesn't quite justify how much you'd like to spend. Maybe $50? Also, will you be overclocking? If you are overclocking, how far will you overclock? All of these things come into play when choosing a CPU cooler.
Yup, as SR-71 said, the Hyper 212 EVO is of great value. At $30, it will keep your CPU cool and quiet. However, understand that you get what you pay for, and if you plan to overclock, the EVO can only go so far before you start to see high temperatures and noticeable noise levels.
If you plan to not overclock or do a mild overclock then the EVO would be a great choice. However, if you plan to overclock a bit higher than I would personally recommend the Thermalright Macho Rev.A or the Scythe Mugen 4. Both of these are beast coolers at their price point, but expect to pay a bit extra for the performance gain.
Choose whatever best fits your needs and wants, and as always, Good Luck!