I am just wondering of these heat sinks which is the best?

I am just wondering of these heat sinks which is the best?

Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Dark knight or balder?

Scythe Mugen 2 rev B?

Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer?


I have a AM3 phenom II 955 c3 and am planning on oc'ing up to 3.8ghz maybe more and I am looking for a good and affordable heatsink and from all of the searching I have done it has come down to these 3 heatsinks. Which of these 3 heatsinks is the best for oc'ing my 955?
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  1. This is your best bet for the money methinks.

    Cooler MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=cooler_master_120mm-_-35-103-065-_-Product
  2. Really? So both of you would rather have the coolermaster over the other 3 heatsinks I listed performance wise? Money is sort of important but I am looking for performance first.
  3. Yup, that's what I'd buy. The Coolermaster cooler cools as well as the Xigmatek and Sunbeam coolers for less money. The Sunbeam cooler interferes with the memory slots on quite a few motherboards.
  4. I guess I can put 2 fans on it with the included brackets, I am really considering the cooler master now. What does everyone else think?
  5. The xigmatek models are probably 1-3 degrees better coolers on a heavily pushed overclock than the Hyper 212, but the Hyper 212 runs quieter than the Dark Knight under those conditions. You can overcome the noise difference by replacing the Xigmatek fan with a quieter one (another $20-30 expense). Price/performance the Hyper 212 is the best deal I know of.

    That said, I think the silver nickel balder is the best looking cooler and is probably what I will get in my next computer.
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