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Heatsink recommendation

I'm trying to decide between 3 heatsinks for my phenom x4 940.

So far it's between the
ZALMAN CNPS7700 120mm, Scythe Big Shuriken, and Cooler Master Gemini II.
They're all roughly $40, I just don't know which one is the best for my CPU. I'm also open to other suggestions.
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  1. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, although it's pretty overpriced at newegg currently.
  2. +1^
    I use that 212+, i grab it 3 months ago for 20bucks in local store (country:indonesia)
    using only 1 fan it cool down my x3-720 (oc@3650) at 48max when runing small FFT prime 95 for 2days non-stop, average at 30C when playing Bad company for hours. it was a big jump from my stock heatsink which hit 80C easly in just 5minutes when runing the same test of prime.
  3. A couple of other top performers in the $40 range
    Xigmatek HDT-S1283
    Scythe Mugen-II
  4. I think I'll go with the Scythe Mugen II. I assume the performance is comparable to the CM Hyper 212, which is a little expensive right now.
  5. Best answer
    Actually the Mugen 2 is better then the CM Hyper 212+.
    The Mugens performance is comparable to top-end $60-80 units.
    It comes with a silent high-quality fan/ superb performance with two fans.

    If you do get this make sure your case can accomodate it cuz it''s big.
    Installation can be a pain cuz of it.

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page1.html
  6. Best answer selected by liftlifted.
  7. davcon said:
    Actually the Mugen 2 is better then the CM Hyper 212+.
    The Mugens performance is comparable to top-end $60-80 units.
    It comes with a silent high-quality fan/ superb performance with two fans.

    If you do get this make sure your case can accomodate it cuz it''s big.
    Installation can be a pain cuz of it.

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page1.html


    Yes, Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler is pretty cool but it's too big.
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