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If you can spring an extra $30 I would go for the Noctua NH-D14. Arguably one of the best air coolers on the market.

If it has to be in the 50-60 dollar range though you can go for something like This or if you want a CLC then you could get This but that is a little over 60 as well.

This is a cheap $45 heatsink that's pretty decent also.

A lot of choices out there
Edited by Fatality_ - 3/29/12 at 12:28am
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I heard the zalmans aren't that good for their performance.
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Originally Posted by FEAST View Post

I heard the zalmans aren't that good for their performance.

That's why if you can you should spend that extra $30 on the noctua one. Almost everyone on OCN can vouch for it's performance and it's silent.
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I'm of the opinion that either you go the CM Hyper 212+ Push/Pull or jump straight to the Noctua D-14.

I can't find any reason to justify having anything besides "Best Performance/Value" or just plain "Best Performance."
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011, this matches or beats the D14 In almost every test while being quieter and not as big
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I'm of the opinion that either you go the CM Hyper 212+ Push/Pull or jump straight to the Noctua D-14.
I can't find any reason to justify having anything besides "Best Performance/Value" or just plain "Best Performance."

I agree. But sometimes you just can't wait for shipping and you go get a NZXT Havik at Fry's for $55. thumb.gif
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Thermalright TS-120, Enermax ETS-T40, Xigmatek Aegir, or spring the extra $25 for the Noc. imo.
    
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Thermalright Silver Arrow!
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