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Originally Posted by Radmanhs View Post

ok, how much better is the PH-TC12DX BK?

is it worth an extra $20?
Only worth $20 if you think black is worth $20. Same cooler, just a different color. Same fans, just different color. Same cooling as other colors.

I suggest you save up another $20-30 and get a Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme $92.45, Archon SB-E X2 $89.95, Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK $79.99, Noctua NH-D14 $79.80, MC8000 Assassin (Alpenfohn K2) $76.46. From 212 to $60 cooler is a half step and I'm afraid you will regret nto going the full step to to top of the line.

The best of the above is the Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme.. but only because it has 2x TY-143 - 2500rpm fans and the others are all 1200-1500rpm fans Put fans similar to TY-143 fans on any of the others and they will perform just as good. (+/-2c)

Shop around. Couple months ago the MC8000 Assassins' were selling for $50.
Coolerguys show them for $55.95 but none in stock
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556097938.html

Your Phantom 410 supports 170mm tall CPU coolers.

If you can't wait the best coolers for the money are Logisys Gamer Storm $33.75 (Alpenfohn Matterhorn in Europe) and Thermalright True Spirit 140 $49.90. Both are as close to the top coolers as you can get without paying the extra money for one for the top dogs.
http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-Gamer-Storm-Cooling-MC6002GS/dp/B007G6XX4G/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1363770830&sr=1-1&keywords=MC6002GS+Gamer+Storm
http://www.amazon.com/True-Spirit-140-testing-officially/dp/B00629G1PG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363770421&sr=8-2&keywords=thermalright
Edited by doyll - 3/20/13 at 6:12am
post #22 of 64
I'd get the Havik 140 for under $60
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post #23 of 64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118136

I have it, I can vouch for it.
Some reviews put it just under or equal to a Corsair H100.
Plus the block has a Blue LED.

$55 after rebates.
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If you are on the newegg.com mailing list you could get the Zalman lq-320 for 39.99 after rebates with code EMCXTWL222 until the end of tonight.
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Havik 140 Load temp: 65 C
Phanteks PH-TC12DX Load temp: 74 C

Source:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Phanteks-PH-TC12DX-CPU-Cooler-Review/1727/6

hardware secrets bench at Heatsink are the worse, no one gets 19-23ªC in their countries at least in south america(most of the countries on it), and other parts of the world

but I vote for Havik 140
Edited by PontiacGTX - 3/20/13 at 7:05am
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post #27 of 64
I also found these two, wich are top notch performers for the money:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10235/cpu-tri-72/Thermalright_CoGage_Arrow_Universal_CPU_Cooler_w_PWM_Fan_Socket_77511561366.html?tl=g40c14

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_557_778&products_id=35827


Both are better or as good as lets say a Noctua D14, but they are discontinued, wich is why they sell them so cheap....
Edited by Elohim - 3/20/13 at 7:24am
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post #28 of 64
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alright, ill look around, i just want the best performer out of those.

 

also should i get an aftermarket thermal paste? I hear artic silver 5, mx-4, and the noctua stuff is all great

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post #29 of 64
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I also found these two, wich are top notch performers for the money:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10235/cpu-tri-72/Thermalright_CoGage_Arrow_Universal_CPU_Cooler_w_PWM_Fan_Socket_77511561366.html?tl=g40c14

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_557_778&products_id=35827


Both are better or as good as lets say a Noctua D14, but they are discontinued, wich is why they sell them so cheap....
The Archon is good deal.

CoGage Arrow comes with only a 120mm fan. Think it's same basic cooler as Silver Arrow with different fan.. not sure if it was same mount or not.
Also it says in Features
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Support for Multiple-Platforms: Intel Socket 1366/1156/775 and AMD Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3
Than in Specifications
Quote:
Compatibility: LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366
AM2 / AM3 (both optional)
I added the bold.
So not sure what mounting it has without contacting

Thermalright has a new mounting kit out for thick based coolers like Ultra 120 Series / HR-01 / HR-02 / Silver Arrow
Kinda pricey at $14.99
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13264/cpu-tri-83/Thermalright_VX_BTK_II_Bolt-Thru-Kit_Sockets_LGA_775_1155_1156_1366_2011_AM2_AM3_FM2_FM3_Ultra_120_Series_HR-01_HR-02_Silver_Arrow_.html
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I think im going to go with the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, gets great temps and looks cool. plus if i get it soon, i might be able to get it for either $80 or $70 with a rebate

 

i could get the d14 for $80 but that cooler is designed for silence, not performance due to low rpm fans and large gaps between fins


Edited by Radmanhs - 3/20/13 at 8:05am
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