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Ok, I'm aware that the Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow are 2 of the best on the market. Problem is, I'm on something that resembles a budget. What would you say is the best for $55-60? It must have a fan, since I won't be able to upgrade that immediately, and the fan must be removable since I do intend to upgrade in the future. Fan noise is not a concern. I'm running AMD socket AM3. I'm considering the Scythe Yasya. Is there anything else that should be on my radar?
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post #2 of 14
If your putting it on that 955 you can find a Thermalright TRUE for pretty cheap. Keeps my 955 @3.8ghz 31C idle and about 43-45c under load.
Edited by Bryst - 7/25/11 at 4:42pm
post #3 of 14
Also the Xigmatek Aegir has gotten great reviews but its about 65 dollars. Xigmatek is a pretty good brand to buy, check out their line of coolers. If you know going to overclock, Something like the Balder, Dark Knight, Zalman Performa or Coolermaster Hyper212 will do just fine and most are under 40
post #4 of 14
I would also try to find a ThermalRight TRUE. It works best mated with a 120mmx38mm fan. The Ultra Kaze can be found for around $14.00. You could also look into a Venomous-X. Brand new the TRUE and Venomous -X with a 120mmx38mm fan are a little out of your price range, but they are worth the extra $20.00 or so. The build quality of these coolers is a 10. This is the first thing I noticed when I took a look at my TRUE for the first time. You can buy a CM-212 but these coolers will beat it by at least 5 degrees and the build quality of the CM-212 reflects it's price.
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I'll throw a couple of options out there. One I would recommend is Corsair's H60, which is $54 at newegg right now (stickler is mail in rebate so it is $69.98). Other option is this guy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118046. Had one in the past and can vouch for its cooling, but you wanted the ability to remove/upgrade fans, so it may not be the best option. If I can think of any others I'll post them.
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I suppose I should provide a little more information. This is for my submerged system, so anything like the Corsair H60 is pointless in my case. This is also the reason I plan on upgrading the fan, too. The oil slows down fans considerably, so I plan to upgrade to something that turns higher rpm. 3-4000rpm in air should be enough to get it to ~1000rpm in the oil. I have a couple high rpm 60mm fans in there now, but the oil seems to mess with the tach signal so it's hard to get an accurate reading. My budget is flexible to a point. $65 is probably the absolute highest I can go. I also plan on buying new, most likely from frozencpu.
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post #7 of 14
I dont know if this is against TOS but this is on Ebay right now

http://cgi.ebay.com/1st-GEN-Thermalr...item2a127e653e

Shipping adds to the over 40 dollars but thats still decent for a True Black.
post #8 of 14
These look really good:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/88...?tl=g40c14s881

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g40c14s881

Personally, I still think http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...?tl=g40c14s881 coupled with some decent TIM is the best bang for the buck, as everyone knows the 212+ is a decent performer.
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post #9 of 14
Mugen 3 should be real good cooler, the 2 is at least. I figure the 3rd version is going to be better than previous.
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Bryst View Post
I dont know if this is against TOS but this is on Ebay right now

http://cgi.ebay.com/1st-GEN-Thermalr...item2a127e653e

Shipping adds to the over 40 dollars but thats still decent for a True Black.
Thats not a bad choice but you could get a new True rev. c for not much more.

I noticed that sidewinder has a True Rev. B on sale for $40, thats a killer deal, imo.
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