Replacement cooler for i7 920

I recently acquired an i7 920 from my brother, and it came with a coolermaster V8 that he had been using with it. That works fine, however it interferes with putting the side back on my Antec 900 case. I really don't overclock so I don't need anything too extreme, but I'd like something that does a good job in a moderate price range (say $30-50?) while allowing me to put the sides back on my computer.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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  1. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    $30.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    This is a very good cpu cooler and will give you solid cooling even if you overclock a bit.
  2. EXACTLY^^

    Cm hyper 212+ will be perfect for you..:)
    Even in future, when you plan to OC, cm hyper 212+ will suffice :)

    Cheers!
  3. Sounds good, incidentally is there any difference between:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    other than mounting brackets included?
  4. 212 EVO has a flat base while the 212+ has a gapped base, this means the 212 EVO has better contact between the paste and CPU. It does have a better fan too!

    You'll really only see about 1-5C difference between the 2, so any of them would work.
  5. Why not get the cooler that makes 1-5C difference in your temps :)
  6. There is virtually no difference in performance. The EVO lacks the grooves between the heatpipes, otherwise they are nearly identical.

    Get the better bargain (212+) and spend your money elsewhere on your system.

    kindly visit the following link :)

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2655&page=4


    cheers!
  7. There's not a whole lot of difference between the two and you could easily choose either one and have a very good cpu cooler. The Evo has a slightly higher cfm and a lower dba but also a slightly higher dba also. At Newegg the Evo is $6 more however at Amazon.com the Evo is $27.99.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI

    The Hyper 212 plus is $27.16 at Amazon so again it's a flip of the coin as to which one.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-compatible-heatpipe/dp/B005OHS5MY

    Now if you live near a micro center you can get it even cheaper still $25.99.

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/315397/Hyper_212_Plus_Universal_CPU_Cooler
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