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I am using a some IBuyPower liquid cooler my friend sold my for $5. I want to upgrade to a pretty decent cooler. I was thinking the H60. Is there a better cooler out there for a similar price?
post #2 of 35
Thermaltake Frio is pretty good... 2 x 100+ CFM fans in push pull configuration... Nickel-plated heat pipes for better exit conduction. Its not terribly tall so it will fit in a lot of cases. Its under $50.
If you want a little more - go for the Thermalright Silver Arrow.. 3 fan. push/ push/pull/ pull configuration. Similar design - much larger so might have an issue with some of your RAM with tall heatsinks like Corsair Dominator series.
For liquid cooling I hear good things about the Corsair H80 and H100 even though the H100 is a pinch above the $100 barrier. Make sure you have room in your case for the rads or you can mount them outside the case.
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post #3 of 35
The H80 is also under $100, so you could get that too.
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post #4 of 35
If you have the side wall clearance how about a Hyper 212+. It blew my h50 out of the water and should be on par with a h60 for only 30 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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Guys.. this thread is in the liquid cooling section. Just saying biggrin.gif
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I just ordered a Antec Kuhler 620 for $55 shipped from Ewiz with coupon code PINCH. Not sure if it's still good but that's about the lowest I could find on the web. It will perform about the same as the H60 but Corsair has a better warranty.

Cpus these days run so cool themselves any decent cooler will keep a mildly overclocked one cool enough. I typically spend about $30-$60USD on a cooler and decided these self-contained units offer the same if not better value than top air coolers. Better on the eyes and should be a couple db quieter too.
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post #7 of 35
well the Noctua DH-14 would serve you well, grab a third noctua fan for push/pressure/pull, and it competes with the h100
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post #8 of 35
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I just sold my hyper 212+. To get a liquid cooler.
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you could get a h100, h80, a silver arrow, an antec kuhler, or the noctua for tht budget
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Originally Posted by jdip View Post

Guys.. this thread is in the liquid cooling section. Just saying biggrin.gif

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Well if you want liquid cooling then if you have the room get a h100 or a h80.
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