Any advice on an aftermarket cpu cooler? Tags: New Build Samsung Systems Product Last response: September 10, 2010 3:41 AM in Systems Share wiredwrong2012 September 9, 2010 5:18:42 AM 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. More about : advice aftermarket cpu cooler gkay09 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... wielander 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... Related resources Best aftermarket CPU cooler for AMD phenom 955 x4 - Forum Aftermarket CPU cooler for Phenom II X2 555 & Antec 300 - Forum Is it necessary for me get an aftermarket cooler ? - Forum Aftermarket Cooler or New Card? - Forum Cpu Mobo Aftermarket cooler upgrade - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer davcon September 9, 2010 4:04:36 PM gkay09's suggestions are very good. Here's a couple of other good ones that cost a little more. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi... real tests results on a i7 920 which runs hotter then your cpu http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1389/6/ wiredwrong2012 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. Thank you. davcon 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. Thank you. Good choice you won't be disappointed! No loss the V8 is an average cooler anyways and worth about $50 tops. gkay09 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI5-2500K - if not stock cooler , than which aftermarket cooler ? ForumAftermarket cooler needed for i7 2600? ForumI5 -760 heats badly with stock cooler ..do i need aftermarket cooler ? ForumDo I need an Aftermarket Cooler ? ForumAftermarket OC 9300 cooler ForumI7 build, do i need an aftermarket cooler ForumNeed help with dual cards, and installing Zalman aftermarket cooler ... ForumTo Aftermarket CPU Fan, or...not. ForumAftermarket cpu cooler help? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumAdvice for $1000 Build ForumAdvice wanted: SFF Home PC ForumCooler Master V8 fit on XFX 750i Motherboard? ForumTwo gaming PC builds, please advice and/or comment to help me choose. ForumShopping list for first time build. Any advice? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !