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post #1 of 8
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I need a good (and cheap ~$20) cooler for an AM2 processor (see system below). Stock cooler and fan are not doing the trick even for stock settings (no overclock yet).

My CPU after only 2 hours of Orthos was reading ~60*.
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post #2 of 8
I have a Zerotherm BTF-90 just sitting here collecting dust.

Link to it:http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=1986
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post #3 of 8
Xigmatek HDT-S963. I used to have one and loved it! It's a 92mm one, but it still performs very well. It's $15 after rebate. I just got my check from Xigmatek last week.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233001
 
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post #4 of 8
I have the Intel version of this cooler and I absolutely love it. Nice and cool, quiet, and cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...zer%2b64%2bpro
    
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post #5 of 8
I would also recommend the OCZ Vendetta for your price range.
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post #6 of 8
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Well I found a "Deal" on a ASUS Triton70 for $19.99 @ newegg...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835101014R

You think that will work?
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post #7 of 8
I recommend the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. Great cooler for $25.
    
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post #8 of 8
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That is a second vote for that Artic Cooling Freezer... I guess that is what it will be...
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