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[Heatsink] Need advice on a good heatsink

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August 17, 2010 7:37:43 AM

Alright trying to help a friend find a good heatsink for overclocking.

Currently here is his rig:

Case: NZXT Tempest
Processor AMD Phenom II 945
Gigabyte motherboard.

I am worried that the case fan sitting over the CPU socket will hit anything over 140mm.

I hope someone can help us out. Thanks in advance!
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August 17, 2010 8:28:27 AM

Under $100, that would give you a cooler which is quite powerful!

Lets see... If you friend is serious overclocker then i would say:

Thermalright Venomous-X costs around $60.

If he just wants cooling and moderate overclocker then:
CM Hyper 212+ would be also good at around $30.
August 17, 2010 9:46:59 AM

but I think those are just to big for his case :/ 
August 17, 2010 10:35:04 AM

His case is big enough he'll just have to lose his side fan.
Losing a side fan is an easy sacrifice for improved cpu cooling.
Just find a 212+ and lose the side fan.
212+ improved temps by at least 10C
side fan 2-3C.
August 17, 2010 11:19:54 AM

Sorry i didn't notice the cabinet mentioned. I checked the specification mentioned for the NZXT Tempest and it is only 2mm short of my CM690. So i would say it should fit easily. I have the True Black 120 Rev. C and it fits easily with one 120mm side fan. No problems!