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What CPU cooler to buy for AMD Phenom II X4 970

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Hi! I've recently bought a new PC for gaming;

AMD Phenom II X4 970
Giganyte GA-880GM-UD2H
2X Kingston Hyperx DDR III 1600 MHz
Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB
Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Case
Cooler Master GX-650W
Western Digital 1Tb Caviar Green 3.5 64MB SATA II
Samsung BX2450

My current CPU cooler is the Cooler Master TX3 (with the one 92 mm stock fan), and I'm not so satisfied with it because most of the time while gaming or running heavy apps it works on high rpm (about 2800) which is noisy, and the temps are avg 58c, max 66c.
btw the idle temps are about 37c on 1350~ rpm.

I want to buy new CPU cooler which will give me lower temps and will be quiter (I'm not planning to OC), and I have 3 models in my mind:

1.Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (is it 3 pin or 4 pin?)
2.NOCTUA NH-U12P (fits AM3 Socket?)
3.Zalman CNPS 9900

which is the best for me to take an why?
Edited by Medvednic - 5/29/11 at 9:58am
post #2 of 12
From that list, go with the Hyper 212+. It's a pretty popular air cooler and if you're not planning on overclocking it will suit you just fine. Btw, welcome to OCN!
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Hyper 212+ get's my vote! If you can find the Scythe Mugen 2 rev b in your area, that's even better!
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post #4 of 12
CM Hyper 212+ is the best, bang-for-your-buck. And it's 4 pin.
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post #5 of 12
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The Scythe Mugen 2 rev b is available, but is it better than the 212+ or the NH-U12P?
post #6 of 12
Agree with the Hyper212+, it'll eat your overclocks up.
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post #7 of 12
I'll tell you one NOT to get... zalman CNPS9500. The base is too small for the die. I use it and it does better than stock but not a whole lot. I have my 970 at 4ghz 1.34v
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The 212+ should fit in my case, right (I checked the sizes but I'm asking to be sure)?

thanks for the fast replies!
post #9 of 12
I would get the 212+. I use one with push pull an run my 1090t over 4ghz.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Medvednic;13677312 
The 212+ should fit in my case, right (I checked the sizes but I'm asking to be sure)?

thanks for the fast replies!

It should... If you go to User CP, and on the left side click the Add System button, you can add your system specs so everyone can see them. It makes helping you much easier. thumb.gif
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