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What's the best top-flow AMD CPU cooler that I can get for under $50 shipped? I want to keep my VRMs and other parts cool, and many tower coolers will not fit in my case, so I'm trying to find a good top-flow cooler. This will be going on an AMD Phenom II X6 1045T by the way.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated!
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post #2 of 22
perhaps the C14 from Noctua but 90 bucks
check out some of the Scythe models like the Big Shuriken 2

dont except cooling power like from a D14, SA or any other high performance heatsinks, but this one is def better than stock, small and cheap (40 bucks)

500

or another more advanced model like the RASETSU (50 bucks)

201

or SHURIKEN Rev.B (30 bucks)

400
Edited by justanewguy - 2/6/12 at 11:12pm
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post #3 of 22
Noctua NH-C12P?
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post #4 of 22
yeah the C12P is also a good one but costs more than the listed models. but i guess 10 bucks more are totally worth it to receive a better cooling product
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post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
The Noctua ones are nice, but they're a bit out of my price range at this current time; I'll look into the other ones.

Do any of you know about what kind of cooling improvements that I should I expect from any of those? Also, should I replace the fan(s) on the one that I end up getting?
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post #6 of 22
its better than stock, thats for sure without any doubt.
replace the stock fan, which is actual good, with another one like TY140 or even a delta/sanace. depends if you want a quiet system or a turbine
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post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by justanewguy View Post

its better than stock, thats for sure without any doubt.
replace the stock fan, which is actual good, with another one like TY140 or even a delta/sanace. depends if you want a quiet system or a turbine

My goal is to keep all my fans under 29 dBA, so I'll be looking for a good quiet one.
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120 mm MSI Stock LED Case Fan 120 mm MSI Stock Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill RFA-120-K Case Fan 80 mm Rosewill RFA-80-BL LED Case Fan 
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post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
I guess another question that's worth asking is will I spend more and get better performance by getting a top-flow cooler or a tower cooler & VRM/MOSFET/etc. coolers?
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
120 mm MSI Stock LED Case Fan 120 mm MSI Stock Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill RFA-120-K Case Fan 80 mm Rosewill RFA-80-BL LED Case Fan 
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80 mm Evercool Stock Case Fan Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) Some Old DELL LCD Monitor Some Old DELL Keyboard 
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OCZ ModXStream 600 Watt Modular Power Supply MSI Raptor Razer Lachesis Some Old Mouse Pad 
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Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 KHLB2 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 Apacer Technology  
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2 GB Intel Turbo Memory 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7... Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X D... Stock CPU Fan & Heatsink 140 mm Rosewill Stock Case Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
120 mm Rosewill Stock LED Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill Stock Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill RFA-120-K Case Fan windows 7 professional (64 bit) 
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
120 mm MSI Stock LED Case Fan 120 mm MSI Stock Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill RFA-120-K Case Fan 80 mm Rosewill RFA-80-BL LED Case Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
80 mm Evercool Stock Case Fan Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) Some Old DELL LCD Monitor Some Old DELL Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
OCZ ModXStream 600 Watt Modular Power Supply MSI Raptor Razer Lachesis Some Old Mouse Pad 
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Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 KHLB2 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 Apacer Technology  
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Apacer Technology  Hard Drive Blu-Ray Drive Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit) 
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2 GB Intel Turbo Memory 
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AMD FX 6100 MSI 870A-G54 EVGA GT 520 CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SD... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7... Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X D... Stock CPU Fan & Heatsink 140 mm Rosewill Stock Case Fan 
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120 mm Rosewill Stock LED Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill Stock Case Fan 120 mm Rosewill RFA-120-K Case Fan windows 7 professional (64 bit) 
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post #9 of 22
TY140 ~ 20dba
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiggles92 View Post

I guess another question that's worth asking is will I spend more and get better performance by getting a top-flow cooler or a tower cooler & VRM/MOSFET/etc. coolers?

IMO you are falling into a trap that alot people are in. they are stingy on buying the original product and they end up spending just as much if not more upgrading the crap they bought just so it will come close to the performance of a good product. if they just spent the $ up front and get the good product to begin with, they wouldn't have to worry about upgrading this and upgrading that.

it's like buying a $10,000 toyota corolla and putting $20,000 of upgrades and modifications just so it performs and feels like a $30,000 Lexus...

if you have the $ for upgrading the fan / VRM cooler etc... figure that into the original purchase budget so you can buy a better product to begin with and not worry about the upgrades
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