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September 5, 2012 7:05:14 PM

I need to know what the best possible heatsink I can buy for 30-60$ for the phenom II 965 BE is. thanks.
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September 5, 2012 8:45:06 PM

Cooler Master Hyper N 520 - $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler Master V6 GT - $58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Zalman CNPS 9900 -$60-65 comes in red/blue/green led lights or none at all with rebate to $45
Thermaltake Frio - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My friend has the v6 gt and cools his oc'd X6 1090t, and i have a zalman 9900cnps cools my x6 1055t both cools like champs
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September 5, 2012 8:48:48 PM

The Cooler Master 212 is the best cpu cooler at its price hands down. Hyper N520 is not that great, I am using it and I can only get my 1090t to 3.8Ghz cause temps are holding me back.
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September 5, 2012 8:52:13 PM

I know that the 212 is the best for its price and sadly beats most of its more expensive competitors but he has a price range of 30-60 im giving him options
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September 5, 2012 9:53:07 PM

I'd say try for one of the Zalman coolers, there good and not as big as the V6, look into the size of the 212 cause if it'll fit then with push/pull i'd prob be pretty good.
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September 5, 2012 9:54:47 PM

lazyboy947 said:
I'd say try for one of the Zalman coolers, there good and not as big as the V6, look into the size of the 212 cause if it'll fit then with push/pull i'd prob be pretty good.


I know the 212 will fit. it just sucks that I have to remove to mobo to install it. Is there anything about the same size as the 212 that would fit but is better?
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September 5, 2012 10:11:18 PM

Whats ur case? most cases have a panel behind the motherboard that if has an open access to the back of the motherboard usually is better than taking it out
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September 5, 2012 10:16:58 PM

sheepsnowadays said:
The Cooler Master 212 is the best cpu cooler at its price hands down. Hyper N520 is not that great, I am using it and I can only get my 1090t to 3.8Ghz cause temps are holding me back.

Agree on that, and the other guy also cited the Tt FRIO, which is freaking LOUD. The fan mount is pure plastic and does a lot of vibration noise

Plus, I happen to have the Hyper212 and it is hands down, as you said, the best performer at its price range.

For dual its price you can get a new Phanteks, a Noctua NH-D14 or the TPC.812 (vapor chamber cooler), or one of those single rad water coolers, BUT all of them only reduce 2 to 4 degrees celcius the already cold temps of the Hyper 212 evo.
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September 5, 2012 10:18:45 PM

Saw a video where a guy had a Zalman cnps 9900 on ur motherboard, right now my cnps 9900 max keeps my oc'd 1055t at 18c idle and around 34c full load
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September 5, 2012 10:24:46 PM

azraa said:

For dual its price you can get a new Phanteks, a Noctua NH-D14 or the TPC.812 (vapor chamber cooler), or one of those single rad water coolers, BUT all of them only reduce 2 to 4 degrees celcius the already cold temps of the Hyper 212 evo.


Agree'd and most of the Phanteks and Noctuas are at least $20-30 over his budget.

If i was on a budget id get the 212, with the extra fan for push/pull
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September 5, 2012 10:28:07 PM

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September 5, 2012 10:28:37 PM

Actually an H60 or H40 go for $60-65, and easily will fit ur motherboard lol but guessing ur looking for more air cooling as the title says
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September 5, 2012 10:30:12 PM

lazyboy947 said:
Actually an H60 or H40 go for $60-65, and easily will fit ur motherboard lol but guessing ur looking for more air cooling as the title says


I have heard some awful stories about water cooling
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