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Best cpu heatsink for under 40?

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February 16, 2011 7:36:54 PM

Im sure this has been asked 100's of times before but what it the best cpu cooler for under 40 dollars that will work with an am3? also the mobo is the asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3... I was thinking the hyper212 or ZALMAN 9500A-LED.

what do you guys think?

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February 16, 2011 7:52:55 PM

Can't go wrong with Hyper 212 Plus
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February 17, 2011 12:36:15 AM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus is good. But if your going to change the fans on them then it's going to cost you a bit more depending on what kind of fans you are buying. For example i see people buying the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus for $30 and buy a set of fans that range from $10-$25 per fan. So in a push pull it's going to cost them around $50-$80 depending on what fans they installed. Also they have the Corsair A70 at Tiger Direct right now for $34.99 with free shipping...Not sure if they made a mistake on the price but that's pretty cheap.
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February 18, 2011 8:27:22 AM

wolfram23 said:
Can't go wrong with Hyper 212 Plus


My CPU temps hover around 34C now, crysis 2 pushed them to 41C on a AMD Phenom II X4 955BE.



For $15 (if they ever send the rebate) you can't go wrong. I'm very happy with this purchase.
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February 18, 2011 8:30:41 AM

Another vote for the CM Hyper 212 Plus. If you need a second fan (decreases temps by 2-3ºC), then another Blade Master like the one that comes with it is around $12.
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February 19, 2011 2:48:30 AM

Leaps-from-Shadows said:
Another vote for the CM Hyper 212 Plus. If you need a second fan (decreases temps by 2-3ºC), then another Blade Master like the one that comes with it is around $12.


It's loud enough with the single fan, I can't imagine adding another one, also I'd have to upgrade the exhaust fan since it wouldn't be pushing out all the air
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February 20, 2011 3:17:42 AM

wolfram23 said:
Can't go wrong with Hyper 212 Plus


No you cant! :) 

Hyper 212+, best you can buy for under 40.
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