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I'm looking for a good CPU cooler for my Phenom II x6 1055t, preferably under $50. My case is an Azza Toledo 301 and the dimensions are 19.5 x 9.1 x 20.1 inches (495 x 231 x 510 mm) (H x W x D). I was looking at this cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106161, but I'm not sure if it's any good or if it would fit in my case. I'll also be gaming a lot on this computer. What would your suggestions be?
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  1. Best answer
    Get this one instead:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is one of the very best bang for your buck heatsink/fans (HSF) on the market and is widely recommended.

    Good luck!
  2. COLGeek said:
    Get this one instead:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is one of the very best bang for your buck heatsink/fans (HSF) on the market and is widely recommended.

    Good luck!


    Thanks for the reply! Just one more question, would it fit in my case? Dimensions are 19.5 x 9.1 x 20.1 inches (495 x 231 x 510 mm) (H x W x D) if that's the way to measure it.
  3. The side fan may be an issue (for both HSF being considered). Another alternative (a little more than you $50 budget) would be this Zalman HSF:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020
  4. COLGeek's recommendation is as solid as it gets and yes the 212+ will fit that case width no problem with room to spare.
    Memory height might be more of a concern = how many slots you're using.
    You'll be fine if it's under 41mm tall.
    Should be o.k with 212+ lots of people squeeze them into cases 7.5" wide.
  5. davcon said:
    COLGeek's recommendation is as solid as it gets and yes the 212+ will fit that case width no problem with room to spare.
    Memory height might be more of a concern = how many slots you're using.
    You'll be fine if it's under 41mm tall.
    Should be o.k with 212+ lots of people squeeze them into cases 7.5" wide.


    Sorry for the late reply, I just got home from work. If memory means RAM, I have two slots and their pretty short (sorry I'm not to tech savvy). But if I remember correctly their pretty close to the CPU. I have a micro ATX motherboard if that helps any.
  6. rjohnson12 said:
    Sorry for the late reply, I just got home from work. If memory means RAM, I have two slots and their pretty short (sorry I'm not to tech savvy). But if I remember correctly their pretty close to the CPU. I have a micro ATX motherboard if that helps any.

    You will be fine then. The concern was with how tall your DIMMs (the memory sticks) would be.
  7. Oh ok. Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it!
  8. Best answer selected by rjohnson12.
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