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As the title says, I'm looking for the best 1366 cpu cooler for around 30 - 60 usd.

I am currently considering:

Cooler Master v6 gt

Thermaltake Frio

Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus

Cooler Master Hyper N 520: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103057

If anyone has any other recommendations please feel free to post them.
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post #2 of 7
Frio is the best for performance, but you could save a few dolars if you pick the 212+.

Personaly, just get the frio. Its great
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post #3 of 7
Also, check the for sale section here. There are high end coolers at killer prices. Check those guys out as it may be the best bang for the buck
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Interesting price for a Venomous X here, I figure the shipping cost may make it more, but says $50.

http://www.ultimatepccooling.com/the...pu-cooler.html

[edit] Yep, with even cheapest shipping options goes over to about or more than $60

I'd recommend the Frio or Hyper212+ though. The venomous X is a beast, but I figure it goes over budget, and I don't even know if the one off the site I linked above comes with a fan.
Edited by yoshi245 - 1/17/11 at 7:15pm
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post #5 of 7
+1 hyper 212. Might even be able to get the extra fan and a tube of better paste for 50 bucks.
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Def DO NOT get the CM N520. It may have 5 pipes and dual fans, but they are not "direct-touch" pipes, and the fans are 92mm.

Keep shopping for exposed heatpipes and 120mm fans and you should be happy.

I just bought a CM 212+ @ Amazon, their listed for ~$27, you can buy an additional fan for less than $10 and get some premium TIM for about the same.

$47 by my math, and you'd have all bases covered.
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Thanks everyone; I just ordered a Thermaltake Frio for 50$.
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