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After struggling to reduce the noise of the AMD stock fan, I've decided to get an aftermarker cooler, the TX3 from Cooler Master.

How do you think this cooler will perform on my Phenom II x4 965 RB-C3?
Will I be able to overclock it, at least to 3.7GHz, stock voltage?
Is this cooler quiet?
Should I use the CM thermal compound or get another one?

I'm buying this from Amazon US, so please, link to that site for the help.

Thanks.

PS: I'm not going to buy the Hyper 212+, too big, won't fit.
PS2: OC is not essential. I just want lower temps and noise.
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post #2 of 13
why not just get the coolermaster hyper 212? its a great cost/performance cooler
   
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NZXT Lexa S Mid-tower-CPU COOLER CLEARANCE- 141.0mm (with side panel fan) 166.0mm (without side panel fan)

The TX3 won't be any/much better than the stock cooler on a x4 9xx cpu.
The hyper 212+ will fit without the side panel fan installed.


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post #4 of 13
212+ is good and not that expensive.
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post #5 of 13
tx3 was a no-go for me on a 965 chip..no better than stock
 
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post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gyro;15418499 
NZXT Lexa S Mid-tower-CPU COOLER CLEARANCE- 141.0mm (with side panel fan) 166.0mm (without side panel fan)

The TX3 won't be any/much better than the stock cooler on a x4 9xx cpu.
The hyper 212+ will fit without the side panel fan installed.


Gyro

I won't take the side panel away.

Is there any other cooler that can do the job and fit?
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post #7 of 13
If case clearance is the problem, you could go water and get a cheap corsair H50.

Its better to just remove the side fan and put the hyper212 as long as you have a high rpm intake fan in the front of the case.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by xutnubu;15415158 
After struggling to reduce the noise of the AMD stock fan, I've decided to get an aftermarker cooler, the TX3 from Cooler Master.

How do you think this cooler will perform on my Phenom II x4 965 RB-C3?
Will I be able to overclock it, at least to 3.7GHz, stock voltage?
Is this cooler quiet?
Should I use the CM thermal compound or get another one?

I'm buying this from Amazon US, so please, link to that site for the help.

Thanks.

PS: I'm not going to buy the Hyper 212+, too big, won't fit.
PS2: OC is not essential. I just want lower temps and noise.

i have a thermaltake contac 29 with my ph ii 965 be and i didnt at all hear ANY fan noise whatever i have done until now. not even in heavy gaming.

so i assume it would be more than alright for overclocking.
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by unity100;15422281 
i have a thermaltake contac 29 with my ph ii 965 be and i didnt at all hear ANY fan noise whatever i have done until now. not even in heavy gaming.

so i assume it would be more than alright for overclocking.

That one looks big.

Can the mobo support all the weight of those coolers. I wouldn't want to see a crack on it -_-

Is Artic Silver 5 a good thermal compound?
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by xutnubu;15420902 
I won't take the side panel away.

Is there any other cooler that can do the job and fit?


You don't need to remove the side panel,just the side panel fan,and it will fit.

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