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The BEST budget air cooler that outperforms a Arctic Freezer 64 Pro for an Opty 165 is?
thanks in advance!
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Define budget.

Newegg often has the Thermaltake Big Typhoon on sale. Right now for $40.99 + $4.99 shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

Sometimes even cheaper, and sometimes free shipping.

For the price of the Arctic... it doesn't get much better than that.
    
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I am not sure if there is anything under $30 that can out prefrom the Freezer 64. Best budget cooler IMHO (I have one!).

Edit: What Chozart said.
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You can always beef up the AC64 Pro like I did. I added a SilverStone FM92 and put ramsinks on the heatpipes. Keeps my 146 at a cool 30C idle and 40C load at 2.9ghz (no raised vcore).

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Good suggestion Pink
    
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