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Right CPU Cooler For 955 BE

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December 10, 2010 10:29:05 PM

I will be building a PC in a few weeks and I am looking for a cpu cooler for the cpu I am going to get, the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. The thing is, it needs to fit in the case I have, the NZXT M59 . I think I will need to get something that is 150 MM tall or shorter. I would like to spend no more than around $30, I plan to overclock the cpu by adjusting the multiplier. I have been looking at the coolermaster Hyper 520n but I am unsure If it is good enough. What cpu cooler do you guys suggest? Or should I wait until I can spend a little more? Thanks.

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December 10, 2010 11:57:58 PM

I was hoping to stay around $30, unless that is unrealistic. I have looked at the 212 but it is too tall.
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December 12, 2010 2:16:51 PM

Yes that is true, but this case has room behind the motherboard for cable management. I have the case but not the mobo yet so I took an old mobo and measured up from the top of the Cpu and there is only about 6" of space.
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December 12, 2010 8:55:06 PM

Well I suppose your out of cheap options. Most decent low profile coolers are 40$+
December 13, 2010 5:07:45 AM

What would you suggest? I have been looking at the Cooler master hyper 520n it is about 141mm tall and about $35. But Im not sure about how well it will preform. Any good solutions under $50?