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October 14, 2010 7:45:19 PM

This isn't really about overclocking, but the sub-category fits.

Ok, here's the dilemma: back in the summer I was upgrading my PC, and midway through I noticed I didn't have enough for a new cpu, so I kept that. Now, since the processor was old, Am2+ socket (AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz) I had to downgrade my motherboard purchase to something also old, and ended up with the msi 790XT-G45, which (should) be AM3 compatible.

Now I am planning to upgrade the CPU, but my current cooling is problematic. It's old, extremely loud, and probably otherwise faulty. in short, I don't dare put a new processor under it.

And that's the problem, I'm a complete knownothing, when it comes to cooling (and later, also the CPU but that's for another time, and another thread)

Before I list the specs it has to work with there's one, probably the most important problem: availability. Since I'm in Europe I can't use newegg, or, and not many European retailers ship to Estonia. My options are (pref .de, since uk charges more for postage, than the item costs) or if someone has other suggestions, preferably within the EU (sketchy customs charges).

Budget isn't too much of an issue, can spend up to 65 Euros.

Ok, here's the spec:
AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
4096MB RAM
Hard Drive:
1 TB Total
Video Card:
crossfireX ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
msi 790XT-G45
Computer Case:
Cooler Master HAF 932

Not sure how much of that info is really necessary.
After I've settled the CPU cooler I, eventually, plan on getting a new CPU, new motherboard, and probably a new gf card, so the cooler should be future compatible. And I'm rather wary about liquid coolers, since I know even less about those. I also do not plan on overclocking, I'm a gamer, but not that hardcore.

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October 14, 2010 8:49:17 PM

Apologies for Dp, but I managed to find a shop that seems to have an acceptable selection in this backwater country, but still, I don't know what to choose.

It's in English, I hope :D 
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October 16, 2010 1:36:33 PM

+1 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
October 16, 2010 4:37:09 PM

abully said:
if you want to purchase from that particular site (assuming you are located in Estonia), then you have a couple of choices........ i have listed the best (in order of my preference for your rig) below

Yes, sadly I am from Estonia, and the access to any degree of adequate pc/gaming/tech market is below any acceptability, unless you care to dish up to double the price for shipping.

But yes, I am going for the Hyper 212 PLUS, and since I was on a roll I'll be replacing my mom, and cpu as well.

Seem acceptable prices, but still about 1/3rd of the lovely Newegg.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Only the gfx card left to upgrade.