Looking for a heatsink

Hey everyone, I recently purchased parts to build a new computer and was wondering if I definitley need a heatsink? Will the stock fans do the job? At the moment I only plan on OCing a little, nothing outrageous and I may crossfire two 5770's later but right now I dont care too much for the newest pc games. Anyways if I do need one which should I get? I want to pay around $30 or less and get the best bang for my buck. Thanks oh and here are my specs

phenom ii x4 955 BE
4gb gskill ripjaws
1TB samsung spinpoint
650w corsair
asus 890fx pro mobo
sapphire hd 5770 1gb

and here is the case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133154&cm_re=VA8000BWS%u201d-_-11-133-154-_-Product
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  1. Most people that buy a X4 955 do so along with a third-party cooler. The stock heatsink will do the job just fine at stock speeds, but if you want it to be quieter or to be able to overclock then yes.. get a better cooler too.
  2. If you're planning on sticking to $30 or less, pretty much any 3rd-party cooler for that price is going to do a decent job. When I purchased my 955BE, I did a ton of research on sub-$30 aftermarket coolers and finally went with a Gigabyte cooler.

    From personal experience, I would suggest avoiding Thermaltake coolers; they under-perform, they're poorly built and they're damn ugly. That's just my opinion ;).
  3. You can fit any 160mm tall tower cooler you like.
    Your best bet is to go with a CM Hyper 212+ it offers the best price/performance ratio.
    Look around it can found for $30.It can be a tough find though due to its popularity.
    I'll list some others worth considering.
    Zalman CNPS10X Performa
    http://www.ncixus.com/products/51106/CNPS10X%20Performa/ZALMAN%20TECH/
    Coolermaster RR-910-HTX3
    http://www.ncixus.com/products/42959/RR-910-HTX3-GP/COOLERMASTER/
    XIGMATEK BALDER SD1283
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233040
  4. thanks! I would go with the 212+ but I can't find anywhere where its not back ordered...
  5. btw i can get the coller master htx3 for $23 with shipping, do that? or should i wait for the 212+ to become available?
  6. cpark90 said:
    btw i can get the coller master htx3 for $23 with shipping, do that? or should i wait for the 212+ to become available?

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_1
  7. only problem is with shippin its around 32.. is that still worth it?
  8. cpark90 said:
    only problem is with shippin its around 32.. is that still worth it?

    Yes of course it's worth $32 you'll be hard pressed to find a better cooler at that price.
    I don't know of any personally.It's hard to get right now and when they were plentiful they cost $30 shipping included.
    Is $2 a deal breaker for you?
  9. thanks! i ended up just going for it, now all i need is a wireless card... lol
  10. And your temps were... :]
  11. the stupid company sent the wrong thing! so i'm still waitin for it...
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