CPU Cooling Help (Please)

Hey all,
So I have a Phenom II X3 processor on an Asus M4A78-EM MB. I am trying to find a CPU fan/heatsink that will keep the temps down as I start my overclocking adventures. Unfortunately I don't know which is the right socket type to be looking at. Anyone mind tossing me a bone, oh and space is a concern since I have a micro tower. So any help woul dbe greatly appreciated.

My rig:
ASUS M4A78-EM AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX

HIS H485QS1GP Radeon HD 4850 1GB

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA

SAMSUNG HD502HI 500GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)


These are the heatsinks that I am currently looking at but can't make the leap to pick one out:

ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve

Thanks again.
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about cooling please
  1. i am using Tt V2. my CPU is core 2 quad 6700 slightly overclocked @ 333MHz*10.
    the room temp is above 30℃, the temp of cpu is 41℃ according to EVEREST Ultimate Edition. personally i think Tt V2 is very good.
    By the way, i am a student living in the PRC(the People's Republic of China).i hope Tt V2 is available in your district.
    forgive my spelling and grammar mistakes if there is any.
  2. LGA775 ,LGA1366, AM2, AM2+ and AM3 CPUs are all supported by Tt V2
  3. Best answer
    I'd go with the Scythe Mugen II, it cools great. I've read bad reviews on the CNPS9900, and i never really liked those Zalman CPU coolers.
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