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Hey first time poster here however read a few topics and threads in these forums over time.... lately i have currently been looking for a new cpu cooler considering that i still have the default stock cooler that came with the cpu and/or case...

Which isn't really doing its job too well not cooling and extremely loud (doesn't help that the computer is in the hottest room thats like a oven through out the day). I would like to aim for something between $30-60$ excluding postage costs (preferably something cheaper thats half decent).

I was wondering if you could recommend a good cpu cooler for me? Also can you tell me if it would fit within my case with the current setup i have? If not could you give me some guidelines in as where to measure to prepare for certain coolers

I also live in Australia so i dont know if all the products that might be good for me will be available.

PS: To save you having to read about it the motherboard is AM3 socket.

well thanks for help in advance.
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post #2 of 37
The CoolIT Vantage A.L.C is a nice water cooling cooler, Does the job well done and has allowed me to get my X6 1055T from 2.8GHz to 4.0GHz easiliy with good temps
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post #3 of 37
A cheap cooler that is excellent is the Cooler Master Hyper 212...its like 30 dollars here in Canada cheap imo
    
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post #4 of 37
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damn.... that was crazy fast reply.... Yeh i have heard that CM Hyper 212 is good from other sources but would it easily fit in my case? and i also heard that the Xigmatek Red Scorpion is pretty good cheapish cooler.
PS: i do have a side fan but can move it to the bottom without too much trouble
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post #5 of 37
the 212+ will fit fine in that case

mine has about 1/8" from the heatpipe tips to the side pannel
post #6 of 37
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ok thanks.... is the hyper 212+ hard to install? because i will either be reading manual and trying myself or getting a friend to do that knows a bit more about computers....
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post #7 of 37

Just check out this you tube for a tutorial if you think you may have trouble with it. Its really pretty simple though.:

post #8 of 37
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ok.... i have looked at that before is there any way to install cpu coolers without having to remove the motherboard from the case? because that seems like the most pain in the ass thing to do in my situation.
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post #9 of 37
with your case, it looks like it might have a cutout for the back of the cpu socket
may not need to remove the mobo to install it

applying the thermal paste may be a bit tricky too
the 212 has a rough copper/aluminum plate, i put a 3 dots between the heatpipes and use a credit card to fill in the cracks and smooth it out, then put a pea sized dot on the center of the cpu when installing

the fan clips are plastic with screws and foam absorbers on the newer ones
alot easier to put on
mount to fan, then clip on the heatsink
post #10 of 37
I guess it depends on the motherboard. I had to remove mine to install it but its really pretty easy. If you can follow instructions reasonably well you won't have a problem.
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