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Any advice on an aftermarket cpu cooler?

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September 9, 2010 5:18:42 AM

:hello: 
1. ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Motherboard.
2. INTEL i5 760 Quad Core Processor.
3. EVGA gtx 470 (Fermi) Superclocked Video Card.
4. SAMSUNG 1TB SATA HD 7200\32MB.
5. SAMSUNG SH-B123A Blu-Ray Combo Drive.
6. CORSAIR XMS3 4GB 1333 Mhz.
7. WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64-Bit OS.
8. CORSAIR HX850W PSU.
9. COOLER-MASTER STORM Sniper Gaming Case.
*. Samsung HD 25" Class Widescreen Touch of Color LCD Monitor with TV Tuner. :sol: 
September 9, 2010 5:26:57 AM

Best performance/ Value options -
CM Hyper 212+
Scythe Mugen 2 Rev.B

Other high-end options - Noctua D14/ Zalman ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme/ Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B with Scythe Slipstream fans or other high-performance fans...
September 9, 2010 6:23:39 AM

You can use this chart to compare the performance of cpu coolers:

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=253...


I particularly like the value of the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ at ~$30.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=pd_lpo_...


If you don't want to spend that much, you can get the Hyper TX3 for ~$20. It still should be an improvement over the stock HSF. (Free super saver shipping if you spend $25)

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-910-HTX3-G1-130-...


A step up would be the Zaward Vapor 120 for ~$45. It's extremely efficient for its size (no other cooler this size can compete), uses a unique and well designed golf-ball style fan, and includes clips for attaching a second fan.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

http://www.amazon.com/ZAWARD-Vapor-Compact-Cooler-ZCJ01...
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September 9, 2010 9:15:34 PM

Think i'll go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ @ $30
cooler must not exceed 7 inches in height.
and the Cooler Master V8 I really like but its $100. :fou: 

Thank you.





September 10, 2010 12:05:03 AM

wiredwrong2012 said:
Think i'll go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ @ $30
cooler must not exceed 7 inches in height.
and the Cooler Master V8 I really like but its $100. :fou: 

Thank you.

Good choice you won't be disappointed!
No loss the V8 is an average cooler anyways and worth about $50 tops.
September 10, 2010 3:41:16 AM

+1 The V8 is just an average cooler...
CM Hyper 212+ is far better in terms of value/ performance...
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