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post #41 of 129
I normally check xbits for cooler reviews but here's one I also use:

http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pages/thermalright_silver_arrow_cpu_cooler_review,1.html
http://www.vortez.co.uk/articles_pages/thermalright_hr_02_cpu_cooler_review,1.html
post #42 of 129
yup xibit are good for cooling reviews and can be trusted i've read a fair few Vortez ones too and they are reliable.. certainly a lot of coolers cross-referenced.
post #43 of 129
Corsair A 70. My 1090T has never seen 50c - ever!
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post #44 of 129
H70 will hang with the D14 but with some high preformance fans could stay with it I am sure

Have not read anything in the Silver Arrow
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post #45 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khaotik55;11976875 
I don't want to start a new thread, so, what is the best cooler to date for under $65?

Just curious, because I run my Q6600 at 1.6v and it gets to 83C during Prime95.
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Originally Posted by jcfsusmc;11988790 
Corsair A 70. My 1090T has never seen 50c - ever!
+1
Got mine for $45 @ Best Buy.
Dual-fans included.
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silver arrow is the proven best
    
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post #48 of 129
Any of the top twin tower coolers are pretty much hair splittings of one another. However, with an i5 at 3.8Ghz, the OP can easily get away with a Hyper 212+, which would still beat a V8 quite easily.
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post #49 of 129
Thread Starter 
I know this is a few days old, but I have an i7 950, not an i5...

It could have been an honest typo on your end, but I thought it was worth mentioning
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post #50 of 129
Corsair A70 was plesantly performing better than expected. only time will tell how all mighty D14 will do comapared to that...
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