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Who can find something better than this?

- Needs to be (relatively) quiet
- Under 160mm total height
- AM3 mounts
- Dual 120mm fans are preferred.

Cost will come into the decision, especially since the Phanteks PH-TC12DX is only $50 and I can get it shipped Prime on Amazon.
Edited by atminside - 6/7/13 at 2:11pm
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Silverstone argon ar 02 or ar 03.
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post #3 of 11
welcome to OCN

Why not this guy?

http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC14CS.html

the bigger fans will be quieter, and it moves a lot of air through your motherboard vrm heatsinks as well.
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post #4 of 11
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Silverstone argon ar 02 or ar 03.

Only comes with one fan, its louder, and doesn't perform as well as the one listed (according to some reviews I found).
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welcome to OCN

Why not this guy?

http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC14CS.html

the bigger fans will be quieter, and it moves a lot of air through your motherboard vrm heatsinks as well.

Thanks for the welcome!

Its nice, and I would like the extra airflow, but I'm worried about memory clearance. I'm cutting it close with the G.SKILL Sniper on the one I linked already, and it is 4mm closer to the motherboard.
Edited by atminside - 6/7/13 at 2:11pm
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post #5 of 11
The Megahalems would be the obvious answer, since it's the big brother of the Phanteks 12DX. It's a bit more expensive though...

Other than that, this one is a great deal at that price point:

http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-Gamer-Storm-Cooling-MC6002GS/dp/B007G6XX4G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370643532&sr=8-3&keywords=deepcool

ou could also try this:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=46_557_782&products_id=37790
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post #6 of 11
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Going to have to let that Logisys pass, they don't even list the Phenom II X6 or FX series as "supported" on their page for the cooler.

The NZXT one only has 3-pin connectors. Are they PWM?
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So, the NH-D14 fits in my case. Holy crap.

Didn't believe it until I saw it on Youtube. Dude got the side panel on, with the side fan too!

I'm sold.
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the d14 will give you amazing temps and be super quiet. thumb.gif I've seen it for around 60 usd if you keep a watch on sales and such
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post #9 of 11
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the d14 will give you amazing temps and be super quiet. thumb.gif I've seen it for around 60 usd if you keep a watch on sales and such

I got one used off eBay for $59 shipped already rolleyes.gif

Pretty decent deal considering they go for $20 more than that new on Amazon, and it includes all the accessories/packaging/brackets.
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I got one used off eBay for $59 shipped already rolleyes.gif

Pretty decent deal considering they go for $20 more than that new on Amazon, and it includes all the accessories/packaging/brackets.

heck yea, you did great. enjoy that thing, it will treat you quite nicely.
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