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From H50, a noticeable upgrade would be NH-D14, SA, and Phantek. So not really, unless your H50 is noisy.
A question to all, how about tower cooler that has height less than 160 mm? HAVIK 140 and Archon are both above 160 mm, making it impossible to fit in budget cases.

Not sure about something on a $60 budget but.. this is a pretty good cooler under 160mm in height:

C14 - Or the C12 is also good.

EDIT: Or maybe this for under $60..

Scythe SCRT-1000
Edited by iinversion - 3/29/12 at 7:32pm
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post #42 of 67
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Awsome cooler, but I believe it is above 160 mm in height.

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From H50, a noticeable upgrade would be NH-D14, SA, and Phantek. So not really, unless your H50 is noisy.
A question to all, how about tower cooler that has height less than 160 mm? HAVIK 140 and Archon are both above 160 mm, making it impossible to fit in budget cases.




I believe it is exactly 160mm in height as is stated in it's specs. Fits my budget case just fine, and is only 1mm taller than your CM Hyper heatsink. It will also cool better than a h50. You would be hard pressed to find any cooling option for $60 that will beat it.
Edited by Redwoodz - 3/29/12 at 7:30pm
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post #43 of 67
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I believe it is exactly 160mm in height as is stated in it's specs. Fits my budget case just fine, and is only 1mm taller than your CM Hyper heatsink. It will also cool better than a h50. You would be hard pressed to find any cooling option for $60 that will beat it.

HAVIK 140 is 166 mm in height when you use the included fan. Archon is 171 mm in height.

C14 is certainly an option, but I'm looking to see if there is any tower based cooler that is lower than 160 mm in height. So far I see Megahalem being an option (159 mm), too bad it does not come with a fan.
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is it worth it upgrading from my H50 to the NZXY Havik 140mm? My i5 2500k is idle at around 34*c and with a 4.3Ghz OC at LOAD its at around 70*c.

I think it's worth upgrading your H50 to something, but there are a lot of good options.
    
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nzxt havik 140mm is 50 to 60 and performs within a degree of the nhd14 and is smaller and lighter.

I like how it's just half of a Noctua.
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HAVIK 140 is 166 mm in height when you use the included fan. Archon is 171 mm in height.
C14 is certainly an option, but I'm looking to see if there is any tower based cooler that is lower than 160 mm in height. So far I see Megahalem being an option (159 mm), too bad it does not come with a fan.
The fans are adjustable.
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Okay, after reading this entire thread, I STILL have no idea what will be the coolest and quietest ~60$...
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post #49 of 67
Thermalright Macho for sure!
Almost the same as the NH-D14 (From the couple of reviews i read), i5 2500k maxed out @ 4.8GHz. Doesn't pass 60c.

It was $59 without shipping so right in your budget! For us in Australia works out a much better deal then the old beloved Hyper 212 Evo.. ($39.99)

EDIT: Wasn't my rig, so i didn't have much time to work my magic.. It's a long story to whom it was for but what's done is done..

EDIT2: Macho is 162mm... So it may just fit. thumb.gif
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post #50 of 67
For sure the nzxt havik... no question...
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