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Good bargain CPU/heatsink coolers?

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April 7, 2010 12:08:59 PM

I just ordered my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX) and my processor, (AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz), and I cant seem to find AM3 compatible CPU coolers on newegg.
Does anyone have any recommendations for non-liquid CPU coolers around the $30 range that definitely fit AM3?

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April 7, 2010 2:15:47 PM

All AM2 and AM2+ cpu coolers are compatible with AM3 sockets. Nothing has changed except for the removal of those two pins. Everything else is exactly the same.
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April 7, 2010 2:51:37 PM

Thanks, I knew they were similar sockets, but I wasnt 100% sure if the shape changed at all on AM3's in a way that would make the cooler fit differently, and newegg didnt specifically list an "AM3" category under cooler sizes.
April 7, 2010 5:50:54 PM

Best answer selected by dstoop.