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best thermal paste and cpu cooler for AM3+ (Bulldozer)

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I was wondering what you guys would recommend and if its water based it has to be pre built and simple to install because its my first build.
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As far as simple water cooling goes, go for the Corsair Hydro Series. It should be easy to install, although I believe the H100 has some trouble fitting in cases. The lower models should be fine though. For Air Cooling the Noctua D14 is the best out there currently, albeit it's a bit large.

There's not really a huge difference between thermal paste, you could pick up some Arctic Silver 5 and it'd do the job fine.
Edited by t3haxle - 9/1/11 at 4:42pm
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post #3 of 4
NH-d14, the NZXT Havik, if its released yet, is a really good cooler, as is the thermax eclipse 2, and the h-100.

-edit- The Havik was released, and its about 60$, but its up there with the d14.
Edited by lostmage - 9/1/11 at 5:02pm
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post #4 of 4
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Okay so an Arctic silver 5 for thermal paste, regarding the H100 is the size the only problem? and will it fit in the HAF X im getting?

Found this installation vid on youtube

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