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I just got my AMD FX 4170, and i heard on reviews that the heatsink/fan are horrible, so i wanted to know the the best cpu cooler i could get under or around $30 Thanks smile.gif
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http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354603801&sr=8-1&keywords=hyper+212
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354603801&sr=8-2&keywords=hyper+212

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023
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I'd look at the Xigmatek Gaia, Enermax ETS-T40 T.B. Silence, Gelid Tranquillo, Cogage True Spirit, Logysis Ice Wind, Zalman CNPS10X Optima, or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Evo, My preferences would be toward the Gaia, ETS-T40, Cogage, or Gelid.
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well I paid 25 for my coolermaster hyper 101. and I have it in push pull configuration and its not to bad
    
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I'd look at the Xigmatek Gaia, Enermax ETS-T40 T.B. Silence, Gelid Tranquillo, Cogage True Spirit, Logysis Ice Wind, Zalman CNPS10X Optima, or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus or Evo, My preferences would be toward the Gaia, ETS-T40, Cogage, or Gelid.

any of these tho my first choice would be the ETS-T40 followed by the CM hyper EVO smile.gif
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any of these tho my first choice would be the ETS-T40 followed by the CM hyper EVO smile.gif

The 212 is a bit overhyped IMO. It's good, don't get me wrong, but the Gaia, Tranquillo, ETS-T40, and True Spirit all perform similarly to it while being quieter. The Evo is by no means bad, they just need to ship it with a better fan for it to be at the top of my list.
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post #7 of 15
I agree nubbinator. There are so many other coolers better than 212 for same and in some cases less money. Here in UK Cooler Master is not near as big a name as in USA. We see Thermalright, Noctua, Phanteks, Alpenfohn, Gelid, Zaward, Prolimatech, Zigmatek, Scythe and Zalman.

Some good small towers are
Zaward Vapor 120 (amazing for only 3 pipes, better than many 4 pipe)
Thermalright True Spirit 120 (superb 4 pipe, almost as good as 6 pipe)
Alpenföhn Civetta
Alpenföhn Groß Clockner
Xigmatek Loki
Gelid Tranquillo

Not as small
Alpenföhn Matterhorn (exceptional 6 pipe)
post #8 of 15
I wish we got Alpenföhn and be quiet! products in the US. They make some nice stuff. And hopefully Scythe will become available again quickly. They have some awesome heatsinks.

The only reason I didn't recommend the True Spirit is because I couldn't find one for less than $40. It's a great heatsink though. Thermalright is usually the first name to my lips when someone asks for a heatsink recommendation because they have so many awesome and quiet heatsinks across a spectrum of prices.

The Loki is surprisingly good for its size, but, oddly, it's more expensive than the better performing Gaia here. Definitely one of the best lower profile heatsinks out there.
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We seem to think along the same lines..... but I can't stand your avatar. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Seriously obnoxious bit of carp! mad.gif

There, now I've said it.

Continue. wink.gif
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We seem to think along the same lines..... but I can't stand your avatar. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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