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August 12, 2010 7:18:24 PM

I'm currently stuck with a stock amd cooler and I'd like to get a new one since I'd like to start overclocking and since I have extra money to spend.

I'm looking for an amd phenom 2 X4 CPU. My Budget is anything less than 50 bucks right now. It'd be nice if the thermal compound was included.. Thanks.

I have an antec 900 and a MSI 'ASPEN' motherboard ( ) Length is 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch.

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a c 293 K Overclocking
August 12, 2010 8:15:18 PM


Noctua NH-D14 is one of he best air cooler in the market.
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August 13, 2010 1:45:23 AM

top 3 on the list. it just all depends on your budget
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August 14, 2010 3:05:05 PM

the Xiggy linked only mounts in a north south position on AM2, not ideal unless you have a case than vents or exhausts out the top, or are willing and able to make a custom mount.

The Noctua is out of your Price range.

Frosty tech does not use real CPUs to test, but a simulated heater mount. Thus, while their results are a decent reference point, I don't hold stock in their specific order. If an HSF is in the top 10 or 20, its probably pretty good.