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Good Aftermarker for Phenom II 965

post #1 of 13
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I've been out of the loop for awhile, what is the recommended "best" Aftermarket cooler for a Phenom II 965 (air cooling obviously) than isn't like....breaking the bank.
post #2 of 13
You can't beat hyper 212 plus for price/performance.
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post #3 of 13
Another vote for the Hyper 212+.
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post #4 of 13
Mugen 2 is better.
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post #5 of 13
Scythe Mugen 2 is the best at the $40 range http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...85142&Tpk=scmg
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post
mugen 2 is better.
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post #7 of 13
if budget is not a problem i would go for

thermalright venomousX

or

prolimatech armageddon
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post #8 of 13
I wouldn't recommend 212(I had one before my Megahalems). It has nice performance within sub $30 range. But for $10 more, Mugen performs significantly better. If you have more budget, go with Megahalem, Ven-X. Then you will be happy for a relatively long time
post #9 of 13
Hyper 212+ is an awesome cooler for 20-30 bucks. Another good choice is the Scythe Mugen 2 for 40 bucks, but it's a pain to install
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post #10 of 13
for $30 hyper 212+
for $40 corsair a70
for $50 thermaltake frio
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