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Best Low profile CPU Cooler?

Hey guys I was wondering if someone could point out the best sub $30 low profile cpu cooler..Id like to do some overclocking with my x3 450 but the temps i get with the stock heatsink/fan are not too my liking. So far I found this: http://www.amazon.com/Scythe-Shuriken-Rev-B-SCSK-1100-Processor/dp/B002AIS97Q/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1298284967&sr=8-21
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  1. That's the unit i usually recommend.
    To be exact the Big Shuriken which is a newer model.
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
  2. Hello !

    As saint19 wrote, frostytech is a very good website for choosing a great CPU cooler.

    Personally, I'd recommend the Noctua NH-C14. Here are some reviews :
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/40094-noctua-nh-c14-cpu-cooler-review.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/news/noctua-nhc14-premium-cooler-/
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2562

    You could also go with the Corsair H70. It's a bit louder, and a bit less efficient, but it takes less place and does not cover RAM heatsinks or the NB heatsink. It also stays clear of the first PCIe slot. Here are some reviews :
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/35225-corsair-hydro-h70-cpu-cooler-review.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsair-h70-review/

    I hope this helped,
    al360ex
  3. According to this review: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/11/budget_cooler_roundup/5 the SCYTHE Shuriken Rev.B is inferior to the stock heatsink, it's slightly less noisy however.

    saint19 and al360ex have good suggestions.
  4. Keep in mind the OP is seeking a $30 cooler .
  5. Yeah, but his CPU would be hotter with it than with stock heat sink and if it isn't then it's because stock fan's thermal compound was old/dry (like mine was when I swapped for the hyper 212+ (big)).
  6. Yea the noctua and h70 are out of my price range. And if the scythe is inferior then its obviously not worth it. What about this? www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/181-5474044-3301909?qid=1298374556&a=B002AS9VQ4&sr=8-17
  7. AstroTC said:
    Yea the noctua and h70 are out of my price range. And if the scythe is inferior then its obviously not worth it. What about this? www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/181-5474044-3301909?qid=1298374556&a=B002AS9VQ4&sr=8-17



    Good cooler, Just not what I would call a "low Profile".. :D
  8. saint19 said:

    How much better is it compared to the Xigmatek i found?
  9. Best answer
    Tell us what case you're using would be very helpful.
    Also the review thyrokio posted would have no bearing on your set-up.
    The review uses a i7 130w cpu.
    No one in their right mind would use a Shuriken for that application.
    Your cpu is 95w and runs quite a bit cooler.
    I'm not saying the Shuriken is the best unit out there but it would certainly perform better then your stock unit.
  10. I have this http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CS1200BK&cat=CAS but mine has a modded side panel with a massive 250mm fan so thats why i cnt use any tall cpu coolers
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