Heatsink

Hello PC community, recently my heatsink for my computer has had some problems, the little plastic clips have been dis-positioned and it refuses to click back onto my quad-core. I'm using a socket 775 motherboard, and want a replacement heatsink but don't want to be overcharged by the liked of pc world, so my question is: Can you suggest a quality heatsink for me which is compatable with all the specifications mentioned above?
Thanks! :)
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  1. What do you plan on doing with your computer? Overclocking?

    What is the full specs of your motherboard and what is the price range you are looking for?
  2. It is already overclocked to its maximum I believe, I purchased it a couple of years ago for a absurd price but it was state of the art for its time. Anything up to £30.
  3. What CPU cooler are you using now?
    Or how tall a CPU cooler will fit in your case?
  4. My previous heatsink was a 'Freezer pro 7 AC' and stood at around 6-7 inches which was the perfect height for my case
  5. If your case has room for it, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is the way to go (it's a little over 6 inches tall (158.5 mm)).
  6. A couple of the same sized 92mm fan coolers:

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler £20
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-035-AR&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo CPU Cooler £20
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-034-CM&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Xigmatek Loki SD963 CPU Cooler £15
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-018-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Xigmatek Loki should perform better than both the Hyper TX3 and your old AC Freezer 7 Pro
  7. I've just read an article on the Cooler Master Hyper 212 and it is a fine candidate! I would like to see some others before I make my final decision
  8. Your current CPU cooler is 122 mm tall.
  9. Is there room for a cooler that tall in your case?
    Lots of great 120mm fan coolers in your price range.
  10. WR2 said:
    A couple of the same sized 92mm fan coolers:

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler £20
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-035-AR&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Cooler Master Hyper TX3 Evo CPU Cooler £20
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-034-CM&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Xigmatek Loki SD963 CPU Cooler £15
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-018-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395

    Xigmatek Loki should perform better than both the Hyper TX3 and your old AC Freezer 7 Pro


    Can you explain why the Xigmatek will shine brighter than the Hyper TX3?
    and what about the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler?
  11. It cools better.
  12. Fantastic! How much do you know about RAM?
  13. You might be better off taking your RAM question to a whole new topic.
    The RAM guys might not pop in to look at a heatsink question.
  14. Alright, I'm elated with your help and have just ordered the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler. Never knew PC upgrading could be so fun :)
  15. It looks like the new Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 doesn't work quite as well as the old version did. It used to cool just as well as the old Hyper TX3.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-7-Pro-Rev-2-CPU-Cooler-Review/1164/6

    Xigmatek Loki SD963 Mid-Compact Heatsink Review
    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2592
  16. The real fun starts when it comes time to take the motherboard out of the case to install the CPU cooler backing plate.

    What case are you using?
  17. I would recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that is offered in the United Kingdom store. See link below, this falls right at your price range. There are also other coolers that you can check out that fits your specifications. Good luck

    http://www.cmstore.eu/cpu-cooling/
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