Decent cooler

I'm planning on building a new build posted in the new builds section.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15911666

Looking at getting a better cpu cooler for when i overclock.

What is a good cooler that not too expensive say under $50. I have no clue whats a good brand although looks like a lot of people use zalman.

Also would have to fit in that case.

Dont plan on going too crazy with the OC no water cooling
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  1. cooler master 212 is awesome for around 30.00. Alternatively check this link out.

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
  2. +1 for 212 plus...........
  3. Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - Newegg $37.50

    Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B. / SCMG-2100 - Newegg $40

    NOTE: I am not sure about the fit for these in your case because it is sort of thin @ 7.72". Try to seach the reviews for people with the same case and cooler combo that you want.


    If you want to do your own research these are some great sites, if not the best:
    Hardware Canucks
    FrostyTech
    BenchmarkReviews


    Also check out my thread on the same topic: Which i7 Heatsink? Has alot of good info but, the two I suggested are the ones I would get in your price range, and again most of them in my thread are quite large.
  4. wow........ i didnt notice the case till thechief mentioned its width.........thats roughly 190mm ......... not much to play since you got a side fan too.......... that'll take atleast 50mm (including the mobo and cpu offset) if not more........ you are looking at coolers that aren't tower now..........

    Option 1 - change the case - look at the below NZXT options for the same price range

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146069
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025
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