TX3 with dual 92mm fans, air cooling mini-monster

A Review On: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler. HYPER TX3 ALUMINUM FIN FOR AMD INTEL LGA 775/1156 MB-CP. 92mm - 2800rpm 1 x Sleeve Bearing

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler. HYPER TX3 ALUMINUM FIN FOR AMD INTEL LGA 775/1156 MB-CP. 92mm - 2800rpm 1 x Sleeve Bearing

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malmental
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Pros: total price with added fan and AS5 paste

Cons: should have been my default cooling solution from day one

CM TX3 comes with the single install 92mm fan of course and includes hardware to mount a second 92mm fan, I suggest you do so and grab some aftermarket thermal paste.
Extra fan same make and model as the OEM that comes with the TX3 is $8-9 and AS5 thermal paste was $9.
After that there will be no need to worry about your cooling solution anymore.
So for the $23 for the TX3 and the add-ons it comes to around $40 or so.
You have a smaller size workhorse that can fit almost in any set-up, comes close but does not interfere with any RAM slots or cooling mosfets and push/pin for the easiest of installs.
Currently cooling the following:
3570K @ 4.2GHz
2500K @ 4.5GHz
2500K @ 4.0GHz

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It is a good little cooler. It has one combination advantage/disadvantage, it uses pushpins to secure to the motherboard for Intel.
First couple mounts usually go well, but sometimes.
For me anyway the plastic pins are easy to break. Remounting in a tight little case, admittedly.

Xigmatek Loki mounts with a backplate, but uses plastic/rubber whatever fan mounting pins.