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That is worth buying over my H50

Get suggesting, obviously the cheaper the better

EDIT: Need my H50 for another build so suggest the best air coolers regardless
Edited by Hy3RiD - 5/9/11 at 9:20am
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post #2 of 10
Thermalright Silver Arrow.
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Silver Arrow! far better than my old H50!
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post #4 of 10

Add another vote to the Silver Arrow


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post #5 of 10
I like the Zalman CNPS9900MAX,leaves plenty of room for RAM and allows cooler vrm temps than many huge heatsinks like the Noctua D14 and SilverArrow.For a traditional tower design the Xigmatek Aegir is a great performer with 2 fans inc. at $60.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118074

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233087
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
My RAM is a quite tall, will the SA still fit?
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hy3RiD View Post
My RAM is a quite tall, will the SA still fit?
Take the fins off the top of your Dom's and yes.
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Noctua NH-D14 - worth every penny.
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post #9 of 10
I went from a H50 with a push/pull to a Venomous-X. Load temps are about 2* lower. What I like the most is that when it's not under a full load, I can turn the fans off and have it be nice and quiet.
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