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Best Top-Down Heatsink?

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So basically I'm looking for the best top-down heatsink. I don't have any height limitations, I just prefer a heatsink that will also cool the surrounding components. Tower coolers for the most part are too big and heavy for my tastes. I don't plan on overclocking so that won't be an issue. Any recommendations?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...big%20shurikan
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Noctua NH-C14 this thing rules.
Everything gets nicely cooled -> supper low temps on the NB.
The max. temp for me were 60°C @3,74GHz and after an endless time of IBT.
You should really take a look at this one.
You will never have any heat issues while summer
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The Noctua NH-C14 looks like a monster, perhaps a little too large. How does the NH-C12P compare? Or perhaps the Thermalright AXP-140?
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The AXP-140 looks really nice. I have an xp-120 on my dad's pc and it rocks. Can't say the same about my TRUE.
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