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Ok, I cant spend too much on an after market cooler, but I just want to know what would be best for my money.

I am planning on buying the h50 used if that makes a difference.
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post #2 of 16
H50 is better. V8 is noisy, big & not worth the money.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 7/31/11 at 12:57am
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post #3 of 16
Athlon II X2 255 is not a hot beast. Even the stock cooler can take it up to 4GHz.

And since you cannot spend too much and want the best for the money, CM V8 and Corsair H50 are both 'over-qualified', IMHO. They can do the job nicely but they are just not the best bang-for-buck cooler that you are going after.

Now, the CM 212+ has always been the best cost-to-performance cooler. IMHO, it offers 70-80% thermal performance of a top end cooler at about 30-40% of the cost. However, let me introduce 2 competitors:- Corsair A50 and A70.

Thermal Performance consideration
Out of the box, a stock A50 can beat the a stock 212+, with both coolers having single fan. But the 212+ can be equipped with a second fan while the A50 cannot. With this 2nd fan installed, 212+ will beat the A50.
However, a stock A70 comes with 2 fans and it can beat the 212+.

Price consideration
Newegg is selling 212+ at US$30 with $3 shipping as of this moment.
However, A50 is selling at US$15 (after MIR) with free shipping while the A70 is selling at US$21 (after MIR) with free shipping. With these prices, they both beat the 212+.

212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
A50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012&Tpk=corsair%20a50
A70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011&Tpk=corsair%20a70

Conclusion
212+ has always been the best cost-to-performance ratio cooler. The new comers A50 and A70 can challenge it and win with the above prices. Any one of these 3 coolers will cool your Athlon II x2 255 at 4GHz nicely.
post #4 of 16
H60 unless u can get H50 for $40.
 
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post #5 of 16
I would not buy a used H50, who knows if there is problems with it.
If your on a budget get the CM 212+, usually goes on sale for about $19-$24. Most times its about $30.
    
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post #6 of 16
Just snag a SpinQ from Thermaltake off their B-stock for $20... Before I was watercooled I used one and it did a very decent job of cooling whilst remaining fairly quiet.

Link: http://thermaltakeusa.com/store/Product.aspx?C=1031&SC=1070&SC2=1091&ID=1064
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post #7 of 16
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I plan on keeping the cooler for BD when it is released.

Also I am getting the H50 for 40.. $45 with shipping, so it is worth it imo.
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ive got the v8, and yea it cools, but not as good as it should. i only got it because best buy has a limited selection, and i had store credit biggrin.gif so it was free. besides, it matches my mobo chipset
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Originally Posted by d3310n;14416015 
ive got the v8, and yea it cools, but not as good as it should. i only got it because best buy has a limited selection, and i had store credit biggrin.gif so it was free. besides, it matches my mobo chipset

Thats the reason I want to get it biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Conner;14416051 
Thats the reason I want to get it biggrin.gif

store credit? or matches mobo tongue.gif
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