I have a phenom ii x4 965 BE with stock clock speed (3.4GHz) and heatsink and fan. It idles at 35-40 C and at load 59-65 C. I wish to do overclocking. So what is the best way to cool my cpu for under £70?, the two options I have looked at are the corsair H60 and the noctua dh d14.
I am not much in favor of the all in one coolers. They tend to be expensive, noisy, and don't cool any better than a good air cooler in a well ventilated case. They direct heated air into the case which hurts your graphics card cooling.
The Noctua NH-D14 is as good as it gets.
But for 1/3 the price, I think you would do well enough with a cm hyper212.
Here a User review I picked up from NH-c14 product page from Newegg
[ Other Thoughts: Note, my case is a HAF 922 [3x 200mm and 1x 120mm fans], Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler, Gigabyte Z77X-D3H motherboard, CPU at 1.115 volts [just a quick overclock, getting too old to tweak for days at a time].
Install the hardware [back plate, etc] and RAM before installing the motherboard into the case.
I used a very small amount of TIM, about 1/4 the size of a pea. Prolimatech Pro-PK-1 thermal compound. ]
So it seems it fits in the cooler master HAF 922
Just compare the dimension of HAF 922 with your case dimensions.