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Ok heres the issue. My friend wants a good aftermarket cpu cooler that can utilize the stock am3 motherboard retention clip. Don't ask my why, guess he just doesn't wanna pull the board at this time. I told him i would do it but he wants what he wants. I looked but am not having a whole lot of luck finding anything decent. Does anyone know of a good am3 cooler that will clip onto the stock retention clip?

Thanks in advance.
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I'm running a "Thors Hammer" and it is the largest cooler I know of that uses stock retention (no backplate).

It also cools very well.
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I'm running a "Thors Hammer" and it is the largest cooler I know of that uses stock retention (no backplate).

It also cools very well.
How affective was it over stock?
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My old school OCZ Vendetta was a pretty good cooler.

You could probably find one for cheap
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How affective was it over stock?
No comparison really, temp issues while oc'ing have been a non factor.

I ran the "OCZ Vendetta" also and would second it for a cheap, easy to use solution, but for quad cores, the TH is clearly superior.
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I'm running a "Thors Hammer" and it is the largest cooler I know of that uses stock retention (no backplate).

It also cools very well.
speaking of Thor's Hammer,I have one for sale.
Here is the link:http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...r-s126384.html
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ok thanks guys, looking around a minute will report back in a few.
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Coolink Corator DS is one of the best. Quite same as NH-D14. Here's one review from Asmola:



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speaking of Thor's Hammer,I have one for sale.
Here is the link:http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...r-s126384.html
That would be the way to go, everything the OP needs except thermal paste........
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i put some thermal paste in the box that i got with my waterblock,so it does come with it too.
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