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ASRock 990FX Extreme4 Cooler recommendations?

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I'm looking for the best cooler I can use, to keep my FX8350 running nice and cool. Stock AMD cooler surprisingly does alright (under 35*C idle, under 45*C at load in a warm climate), but that's at stock speeds and I chose this mobo for it's OC capabilities.

The only hangup, is that the NB cooler on the 990fx extreme4 is huge and wraps around to the rear, this interferes with my Corsair H55 radiator and fan mounted at the I/O fan mount in my NZXT Tempest 210 case. I thought of a few alternatives but most of them would void me being able to return a $70 cooler, so I decided that I would have to go with a passive cooler.

tl;dr - I need to find the best passive cooler I can for AM3+, that is confirmed to fit on the 990fx extreme4 board.

Thanks in Advance
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bong cooler,single-stage,cascade;in that order.
link to bong cooler in my sig.
 
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That might be a bit hardcore for me, I'm really looking for the best off-the-shelf cooler I can get.

I'm fortunate that the 8350 runs cool at 4.2 with a stock cooler... that's not to say that 5ghz wouldn't be pretty awesome but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE best air cooler on the market! biggrin.gif but is big

but a 8350 at 5ghz is power monster dont know if it Worth it..



Oups just see it some month ago.. mad.gif
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