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December 28, 2012 12:35:17 PM

Heya Peeps.

You've probably heard this question asked a number of times but I'm looking for a good CPU cooler for my rig.

spec's currenltly

CPU: AMD X6 1090T
CPU Cooler : Stock (Yeah I know)
RAM: 8Gb Corsair Vengence
Mobo: Asus Crosshair V
PSU: Thermaltake 1200W toughpower
The usual peripherals after that.

I've been reading the forums and reviews and there has been a number of different suggestions on what people would get, from these I'm leaning towards the thermalright Archon but I'm curious on the forums opinions / experience to get the right build.

Any help would be most appreciated.



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December 28, 2012 12:41:33 PM

It depends on the purpose of your cooler. If you are running stock speed up to a moderate overclock, the Cooler Master Evo is the best low cost cooler out there.

If you are going to overclock the snot out of your your CPU, you will want something better. Thermalrights are great, I've owned 2 and run one now. They tend to be a little over priced, but are built well.
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December 28, 2012 1:10:53 PM

Thanks for the replies.

Jay2tall - I would like to overclock my rig to the snot as you put it, but I know the stock cooler wouldn't handle it.

mrdowntownkiller - Personally I'm not a fan of liquid cooling mainly due to the reason that I've have no experience with them and I would probably end up destroying my rig. Though I have no doubt that they are the best solution, I would just rather stick with what I know. :) 

The air coolers you listed do you know if they are compatible with the high profile fins of the corsair vengeance ?
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December 28, 2012 1:15:20 PM

only the hyper 212 are compatible with these corsair , no way fit it under the havik or the noctua , you should have LP ram
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December 28, 2012 1:24:24 PM

The Noctua will probably hit your RAM cooler. I have had nothing but great experiences with Thermalright, so I would be biase toward the Archon you initially chose. It is also advertised to work with high profile RAM.

Also, if you are going for a high OC, get this thermal paste. It is by far the best stuff I have ever used. It shaved a few degrees off my temps and seems to let the CPU cool down faster after a bench run. It is really thick so read the directions or check out their website for specific instructions. I put it on about 2 years ago and still get the same temps.