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Coolermaster Hyper TX2 or AC Freezer 64 Pro???

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Ok, here's the deal. Looking for a decent aftermarket cooler in a $25-35 range. System specs:

Athlon 64 X2 4400+ G2 Brisbane
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (780G / SB700 / mATX)
2x1GB OCZ Gold DDR2-800 (5-5-5-15)

The stock clock is 2.3 GHz, and I'm looking at getting it up to around 3.0-3.2 GHz, 24/7. Definitely going to use AS5. Stock cooler w/ AS5 currently idles at 40*C.

The two coolers I'm currently looking at are the Arctic Cooling Freezer64 Pro and the Coolermaster Hyper TX2. I can get the AC 64 off NewEgg for $30 shipped (and have to wait until next week before it comes in) or I can walk into the store tomorrow and buy the TX2 for about $35. Which HSF is better, and is it significant enough to warrant waiting an extra week to get one when I can go to the store now and buy the other?

They both look very similar in design, and I know both are good companies that make quality products. I'm also open to other suggestions as well, keeping in mind I'm trying to get this done in the $25-35 price range, and no the person I'm building this for isn't going to come up with anymore money. So no Zalman, Tuniq Towers, or any other $50 HSF's. And they really need this quickly, so if I can avoid shipping, that would be great, but if it's inevitable to get a better product, neither one of us in the business of wasting money.

Thanks again for ANY help!
     
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Presonus Audiobox USB Audio Interface M-Audio AV40 MKII Studio Monitors (Custom White) Polk PSW10 10" Subwoofer Sennheiser HD518 Headphones 
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Sony MDR7506 Studio Monitor Headphones 
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Hyper TX2 with an other fan on it.
Ive had both ( well, freezer 7, not 64)
And the freezer 7 performed better stock(1c @ load, idle = same), but with 2x 80mm fans on it, the tx2 beat it with 5c difference.(also had 2x 80mm on the freezer 7 )
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Hyper TX2 seems to do a little better based on the reviews I have read at several sites.
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