Well, fins can be rebent, and the warranty on the fan from Arctic Freezer is an amazing 6 years. So as long as you didnt puncture the heat pipes or scratch the base too bad, it could still be a good deal.
I found a corsair combo watercoooler on sale for 59 at my store. Corsair Hydro Series H60? Would that be okay?
Its performance is going to be close to the AC Extreme air cooler or maybe even less. The H60 doesnt have much radiator area, even less than the AC Extreme.Edited by cpmee - 3/22/14 at 7:59pm