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Im kicking around some ideas to replace my wifes rig

one of which is a decent 1366 option with an i7 950 processor.

But I will need a Cooler to go with it

can anyone recommend one around $50 that will do a good job keeping the i7 950 cool?

or alternatively, if I decide to go with a i5 2500k/3570k build instead, one that would also work for that as well with that budget

Thank you
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post #2 of 26
Honestly? No need to spend $50 unless you want to. CM Hyper 212+ does a fantastic job. If you're willing to spend $50, get one of those and two fans optimized for HS/Rad application. I'd recommend a couple Noctua NFF12's to go with it. Some good TIM to wrap it up.
 
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post #3 of 26
as stated by victor, the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Evo does an excellent job for about $30 on sale. I personally wouldn't buy anything more expensive on air since they would be about the same temperature. The CM Evo comes with thermal paste in the box so you don't need to buy extra.

The CM Evo will also work with lots of sockets, the 1366, 1155 and 2011 are covered.
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The Thermalright True Spirit 140 or Thermalright HR-02 Macho are arguably the best coolers in that price range...
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post #5 of 26
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well start arguing lol

spending Less is Better for me, but I dont want to worry about temps. May or may not overclock it.

wont have a need to right away though
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post #6 of 26
Well they are ~10$ more expensive than the 212 , but also better and quieter, so it ultimately depends on what you want to spend
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post #7 of 26
Well, the Xigmatek Dark Knight is, according to Logan from http://teksyndicate.com it is as good as the H100, now it probably isnt quite that good in a non-tempurature controlled room, but it should still be amazing. And its only about $46
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post #8 of 26
I dont believe that. It's the same old Xigmatek 1283 Balder with powder coating.
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post #9 of 26
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I would hazard a guess that the powder coating would only impede the heat transfer. cannot imagine it performing better than a non painted cooler
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I dont believe that. It's the same old Xigmatek 1283 Balder with powder coating.
I'm going based off Logan's tests, he does know what he's doing so Im not accusing him of lying, but I don't think it will be the same in real world tests, I would say its closer to the H80 based on his results in the climate controlled office on a bench rig.
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