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September 21, 2010 8:21:54 PM

Hey guys,

Just recently built my system packing an AMD phenom II x4 965 BE. Currently using stock cooler after having bad experiances with the arctic cooler freezer 7 pro after it died on me and am wanting to upgrade to a better one. My CPU is not overclocked, but i may in the future when i become more expierianced and less scared of doing so. Any CPU coolers you guys would recomend? I was thinking either the Coolermaster V8 or V6 GT or Corsair A70, but was not sure if any would fit in my Antec 300 case.
Any tips/recomendations?


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a c 104 à CPUs
September 21, 2010 8:51:24 PM

i know the V6 GT will fit and has had real good reviews.

the Corsair A70 is overpriced for its performance

don't know much about the V8

the coolermaster 212+ is a great budget cooler and you can get it for $25 at
September 21, 2010 8:53:58 PM

Ahh thanks man. Another viable option is the Corsair H50 any thoughts on that? I will look more towards the 212+ and V6 GT then :) 
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a c 104 à CPUs
September 21, 2010 9:15:15 PM

its over priced like its big brother and the CM 212+ performs better for 40% less
a b à CPUs
September 21, 2010 9:23:33 PM

Any budget for the cooler?
a c 122 à CPUs
September 21, 2010 10:33:46 PM

I don't think the V6 or V6GT would fit in a 300 it's only 8.1" wide.
I have a buddy with a CM690II which is 8.4" wide and the V6GT just fits.
The V6's in either form are 165mm tall, taller then most coolers which are 155-160mm.
As already mentioned the 212+ is a great cooler for@$30.
The V8 is an average cooler and was overpriced when first released.
And i think the Corsair A70 is a very good cooler for @$50 beats the V8 cost the same and comes with two fans.
The A70 is pretty close to the V6GT performance wise and cost $20 less.
September 21, 2010 10:52:06 PM

another vote for CM 212+
September 22, 2010 5:35:18 PM

Add another for CM Hyper212+, running on a Q9550 @ 3.91 ghz and a 955 BE @4.0 ghz