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Best recommendation for CPU cooler?

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Okay, so It seems that The Cooler Master Hyper TX3 will not let me get more than 500Mhz On ANY of the processors I've tried it on. So, I'm trying to look for a Good, cheap solution to get a Very Good overclock on my X2 550 BE. I'm actually currently @ 3.6Ghz, because If i Go to 3.7Ghz, I can game for about 25 minutes, and it would freeze. I was looking @ the Corsair Hydro H50, but It's a bit far out of my price range. It's also got to fit my NZXT Vulcan, And I see that H50 in my system seems best, even though It's out of price range. But, I can always save

I just need a really good cooler for the price, give me a recommendation. I want to Hit 4Ghz + , So it's not a crap cooler.
post #2 of 24
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
post #3 of 24
save for silver arrow or noctua dh-14 or whatever

btw whats your budget
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Simply the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B. Cheaper than the H50 with the same performance (possibly a bit better) but it's a tower style cooler so it's not as clean as an H50.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-168-_-Product

Edit: This seems to be a Mugen "3" but I can't see why it would be worst...
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post
save for silver arrow or noctua dh-14 or whatever

btw whats your budget
My budget is sort of Under 70$, because when I get about 50$, I'll sell this cooler, and go directly to Tigerdirect to get a cooler.
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Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post
My budget is sort of Under 70$, because when I get about 50$, I'll sell this cooler, and go directly to Tigerdirect to get a cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...018-_-Homepage there ya go one of the two best air coolers for 75$
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...018-_-Homepage there ya go one of the two best air coolers for 75$
Over budget. That, and that cooler is WAY too big for my NZXT Vulcan. No way I'll be paying for a Noctua NH-D14 right now.
post #8 of 24
I'd have to agree with Knoxy, a NH-D14 for 75$ + free shipping is serious performance at a nice price point.

Edit: If it can't fit in your case and it's a small one, I'd go for an H50 or H60 (H60 is almost as good as the H70 if both are push-pull) especially if you care about the look and you have a window.
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Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post
Over budget. That, and that cooler is WAY too big for my NZXT Vulcan. No way I'll be paying for a Noctua NH-D14 right now.
totally forgot about midget case hold on lol
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Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
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Antec HCP 1200 Corsair 800D xonar DX M-Audio BX5a 
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Like I said, 212+ ....
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