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Well i am looking for a new CPU cooler and dont want to go over $65shipped and saw that the Ultra-120 performed very well at www.frostytech.com so i was wondering is this the best sub-$50 (S754) CPU cooler?
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anyone?
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Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
    
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post #4 of 21
Pretty much $50, but a great cooler.

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN...74d881a99d79e4

I wouldn't limit yourself to $50 as many other great coolers can be had for another $10 such as the Tuniq or Ultra 120 Extreme.
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what about the Big typhoon? It used to be king is it still good?
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by born2killU View Post
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
That's not normally sub-$50. The Ultra-120 standard is a little cheaper, and is supposed to be the second-best air cooler anyway.
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How about the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 pro It's really cheap
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post #8 of 21
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thats what i was thinking but others said nooo get a betetr one for practically Twice the price
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post #9 of 21
The Big Typhoon is a good cooler. Pick up a lapping kit if you decide to go with the BT.
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by eternaldj View Post
How about the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 pro It's really cheap
Bang for buck, this is probably the best single-core K8 cooler available. In my experience, it only really struggles with high overclocks (2.7GHz +) on dual-core CPUs. For S754, this would be the most cost-effective solutions.

Keep in mind that all the usual recommendations for "top air cooler" are for modern multi-core CPUs. For S754, you don't really need as much cooling power potential as they don't dissipate as much excess wattage (heat) as multi-core processors. The more expensive coolers won't cool your S754 chip by much better, if at all, because the ceiling is much lower to begin with. In other words, coolers like the Tuniq Tower 120 and the Ultra 120 Extreme are overkill solutions.

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