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post #1 of 15
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I have decided to stretch my budget on my CPU, but that means I have to cut the cost of my cooler. I was going to purchase a Tuniq Tower but I find my budget won't allow it now. What is a good cheap cooler that will allow a decent overclock to an E7200?
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The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is an excellent cooler from what I have seen.

    
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But how well does the Xigmatek stay on the mobo without a backplate?
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from the reviews i have read all over the net the arctic freezer 7 pro is pretty good. I ordered that with the new PC i'm building, it is $27 shipped from newegg.
post #5 of 15
I think with the xigmatech you can order a boltdown kit from them, or mod one yourself. Its a great cooler at that price. The Freezer 7 is also good but will easily be beaten by the xigmatek. Pushpins are fine really, they hold down well once you get them on right.
post #6 of 15
Depending on the size of your case, many people who have this cooler have experienced great cooling from this cooler; I ordered mine yesterday, it is to arrive tomorrow!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103026

$36!
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post #7 of 15
The xigmatek stays down really well actually, i had it for a month and never noticed a bad strain. With the HDT...heatpipe direct touch.... it really did a great job at the price.
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post #8 of 15
HDT-S1283 is an amazing cooler! I would recommend getting a bolt-thru kit, but the push pins should work fine if you're not remounting it often.
 
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post #9 of 15
HDT-S1283 is an amazing cooler! I would recommend getting a bolt-thru kit, but the push pins should work fine if you're not remounting it often.
 
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post #10 of 15
AC7 if you can find one under 25$, Xigmatek if you can get it under 35$ (maybe bolt kit too), and TRUE if you can get it under 55$ (including bolt kit) . Choose the one that fits your budget!
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