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The A70 would be the best air cooler you could find for -$50 if you pay 10 bucks more the Megahalems or Venomous-X would be 2-4C degrees lower than the A70.

Edit: Best cooler would be the Titan Fenrir, performs better than the Megahalems by 2-3 degrees and you could get it for $45 if you look around.
Edited by WannaBeOCer - 1/8/11 at 5:02pm
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If I had a $25 Newegg coupon and I was looking for a heatsink, I'd get a Noctua NH-D14.
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I was looking for something around $50 before the gift card.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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the mugen 2 mounts fairly easy, and if you have a roomy case would be a good choice!

if you put one in a antec 900 as example (which is what i had to do for a friends build) its a bit of a hassle as the 900 has like no headroom above the board, so cpu cooler is the last thing you want to mount in there.

im trying a A70 myself for sandy bridge as it will cost me exactly 16 dollars smile.gif if i dont go for a hyper 212+ or a 520 from coolermaster wink.gif
Edited by hitman1985 - 1/8/11 at 7:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx;11943608 
I was looking for something around $50 before the gift card.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.



Well, considering what you will be using the heatsink for, I really do suggest you just up your budget a tiny bit more and go for the NH-D14. With a couple of 38mm fans, the D14 can trounce almost any other heatsink with the exception of a few more pricier ones, and most importantly, it has one of the easiest mounts, which as you said is paramount to your nature of work.
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post #16 of 22
No easier mount than Noctua mounts in general, and the D14 in particular. It's even easier than the Prolimatech mount, and that's an easy one.
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My A70 hasn't done me in yet, and it runs fine. If you're buying anything for <$25 after that gift card, you shouldn't worry about the A70.

28C idle and 72C load @ 4.1GHz/1.3V is pretty good for me. Unless that extra 1-3C will make a worldly difference, go with the A70.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hitman1985;11943660 
the mugen 2 mounts fairly easy, and if you have a roomy case would be a good choice!

if you put one in a antec 900 as example (which is what i had to do for a friends build) its a bit of a hassle as the 900 has like no headroom above the board, so cpu cooler is the last thing you want to mount in there.

im trying a A70 myself for sandy bridge as it will cost me exactly 16 dollars smile.gif if i dont go for a hyper 212+ or a 520 from coolermaster wink.gif

I don't use a case, so space doesn't matter much!
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Well, considering what you will be using the heatsink for, I really do suggest you just up your budget a tiny bit more and go for the NH-D14. With a couple of 38mm fans, the D14 can trounce almost any other heatsink with the exception of a few more pricier ones, and most importantly, it has one of the easiest mounts, which as you said is paramount to your nature of work.

Unfortunately my budget can't go up at this point. The stock cooler is almost enough (it actually performs very well). I can pass Vantage at 4.6GHz with 1.45V on water but with the same voltage on the stock cooler I had to go down to 4.55GHz. I'm really just looking to make up that extra .05MHz.
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Quote:
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&cm_re=scythe-_-35-185-142-_-Product

this is better than the a70, especially if you want to put some other fans on it.

this. putting deltas on a heatsink thats as thin as the frio will not benefit your temps enough to justify the noise.

if you plan on using deltas, buy the thickest, most dense heatsink you can find.
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post #20 of 22
Got an A70 at BestBuy for $44.99 before xmas, no complaints. I do run it @ 7volts though.
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