What CPU COOLER Do You recommend??

What Heat Sink Do You recommend, I have a i7 950, and want something really good, but $80 max, THANKS

And all the website that list the "Best Cpu coolers" all are different, so ya.
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  1. Cm Hyper 212 + Nice - price/performance ratio
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product
    Just add another CM fan and you are set-
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007

    Noctua NH-U12P

    Got this for my Core i7 940 @ 3.8 Ghz, idle temps 35-40c depending on room temperature. At stock settings it idles at 28-32c. Amazing cooler and didnt break the bank. Used the thermal paste that came with it, good stuff.
  3. Forgot to mention its quite big, make sure your case has enough clearance, its quite a beast.
  4. Either;

    Prolimatech Megahalems with Push-Pull Slipstreams (or similar such as the 2200rpm Yate Loons)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001&Tpk=megahalems
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060&cm_re=slipstream-_-35-185-060-_-Product

    or the Noctua NH-D14

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018


    Both are excellent, with the Noctua probably the better option as I believe it is quieter - obviously just be wary of size limitations due to your ram or case otherwise.

    Also if you're not after an extreme overclock a basic unit like the Hyper 212+ can be great value and will save you a small wad of cash.
  5. Hyper 212+ nuff said
  6. The 1st thing that WE need know here is:

    What case do you have?
  7. If you want anything good enough to make a huge difference in temperatures you need a tower style cooler (hyper 212+, nh-u12, nh-d14, megahalems) and they are large. From what I can tell you need at LEAST a midtower case (the Antec 300, 600, 900 and similar) and that will fit the hyper 212+ and nh-u12 for sure and will probably fit the meghalems and nh-d14 with VERY little room to spare.you also need RAM with short heat spreaders. Go for a full tower for no space problems. Just to clarify: all those coolers are great but large :)
  8. there is few good and 2 best.

    winner side by side is silver arrow and D14
    also hr-02 is good.

    and fan ,i recomended Ty-140
  9. kickflipper1087 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608007

    Noctua NH-U12P

    Got this for my Core i7 940 @ 3.8 Ghz, idle temps 35-40c depending on room temperature. At stock settings it idles at 28-32c. Amazing cooler and didnt break the bank. Used the thermal paste that came with it, good stuff.



    Yes, this cooler is AMAZING!
  10. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Hands Down !! I actually run cooler with a 600Mhz oc under full load than I did at idle with a stock cooler and no OC, plus its only 30 bucks. For the money you will not find a better cooler anywhere.
  11. cmi86 said:
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Hands Down !! I actually run cooler with a 600Mhz oc under full load than I did at idle with a stock cooler and no OC, plus its only 30 bucks. For the money you will not find a better cooler anywhere.

    Same but with a 700mhz OC lol (i7-930)
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