CPU cooler options

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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  1. 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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    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.
  2. 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 ?
  3. only the hyper 212 are compatible with these corsair , no way fit it under the havik or the noctua , you should have LP ram
  4. 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. http://www.thermalright.com/html/products/cpu_cooler/archon_sb-e_x2.html

    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. http://www.amazon.com/Innovation-Cooling-Diamond-Thermal-Compound/dp/B0042IEVD8

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