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I'm sort of on a tight budget right now, so I can't really spend more than 30 on a CPU cooler.
I have an E8400, and I have no idea about the quality of cheap CPU coolers.
Any recommendations?
Although, I could just go with stock and get a better GPU.
    
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post #2 of 14
Arctiv Freezer Pro 7.

Varies around $30, depends on where you buy it.
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post #3 of 14
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On newegg it's like 40+ including shipping.
    
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i got mine in december for $20 shipped from newegg, shop around for deals.
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post #5 of 14
the zalman 9500a isn't bad. SOmetimes cheap on fleabay.
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post #6 of 14
I agree on the AC7 especially with a 45nm dual core chip. It's very decent for the price.
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post #7 of 14
The ThermalTake Big Typhoon is a good buy too for under $40 when a sale hits.

Have you poked around the FS section on the boards here or subscribed to NewEgg's promo price weekly newsletter? That's where I pick up plenty of neat pieces of hardware. Just be careful, it can become tooooo addicting.
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post #8 of 14
try this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200035

I have the AMD version and it dropped my temps from stock cooling dramatically. I was hitting 60+ degrees on stock cooling at stock clock speed, and now I barely break 40 degrees at an 8 hour full load on a 3 GHZ overclock. I now idle between 28-32 depending on ambient, and I used to idle at 36-40.

This cooler is a rebranded Akasa cooler, which ranks on frostytech above the arctic freezer pro.

It ain't a Xigmatek or an Ultra 120, but it's good enough, especially on a budget.
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post #9 of 14
AC 7 Pro
post #10 of 14
my friend got a ZEROtherm nirvana for his QX9770 (one rich 17 year old), cools his chip @ 4ghz under 30C when browsing and such. he hasnt tried higher, they are about $45 or so, with a fan included. heres a pic:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...367#pid=779533

the AF7 pro is also VERY nice.
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