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Looking for a great am3 heatsink

Last response: in Overclocking
December 25, 2010 5:20:48 PM

I currently have the H50 cooler which will be better then most air solutions but i really don't like it at all for some reason it is very noisy i can hear the water going through it about 5 feet away. I have not looked for heat sinks for along time. i have a amd athlon 640 cpu and a huge case so the size does not matter to me let me know what good air coolers are out there.

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a b K Overclocking
December 25, 2010 5:52:12 PM

What's your budget, what do you feel like spending?
December 25, 2010 5:53:36 PM

Under 200$
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December 25, 2010 6:08:09 PM

But does the athlon 640 even really need water cooling
a b K Overclocking
December 25, 2010 6:13:05 PM

It doesn't need it unless your talking about an aggressive overclock and even then maybe not. Just throwing the option out there for the money your talking.
a b K Overclocking
December 26, 2010 7:37:23 AM

hi cia24... $200 is a lotta money for an air cooler and thats why sportsfanboy suggested water cooling... you dont need more than $80 for the best of aircoolers...
December 26, 2010 5:01:56 PM

but for a stock clocked amd athlon 640 what would you recommend i want something silent
a b K Overclocking
December 26, 2010 6:10:21 PM

I suggest the hyper 212 plus with 2xNoctua NF P12s in a push pull configuration.Dead silent and more than enough for an overclocked athlon 2.
a b K Overclocking
December 27, 2010 6:47:57 AM

OP has more $ to spare... i would recommend Silver Arrow or NH D14 provided clearance is not an issue... this makes him future proof in case he wishes to upgrade the cpu...