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post #1 of 18
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So I've been looking around and trying to figure out what works good for under $60.

Here's a few things I've considered..
- H50 with $10 rebate at J&R
- Thermaltake Frio for less than $60 at Amazon, and some other e-tailers etc.
- Scythe Mugen 2 for $34 with free shipping at SuperBiiz (looks like a great value)
- Titan Fenrir for under $60 at some e-tailers.

Honorable Mention: I was also considering the Spire Thermax Eclipse II, but seems pretty much any place I look at has shipping make it go to $65 or more.

That Mugen 2 at superbiiz seems to have an excellent price. Although I hear the thing is pretty damn heavy though, though I figure it's mounting system is secure enough so it doesn't cause too much worry.

[edit] I am aware of the 212+ being cheaper than everything else, but I'm listing coolers that are very good in cooling efficiency for the post $30 price point, but not the top end ones like Archon, SA, NH-D14 that cost well from $70-90. Also my ram(gskill ripjaws) is currently on the outer slots, so they shouldn't get in the way of any of these coolers.
Edited by yoshi245 - 2/3/11 at 11:59pm
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post #2 of 18
Why are you excluding the 212 because it is cheaper?

Also what chip are you trying to cool because that would be relevant.
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post #3 of 18
I generally check Frostytech for heatsink info. I'd say the tuniq tower 120 extreme.
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post #4 of 18
Titan Fenrir would be best, i think some benchamrks show it is right up there near megahalem.
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post #5 of 18
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Currently my 955 BE, and hopefully if mounting system matches AM2/AM2+/AM3 for Bulldozer, a BD processor in the future.

I looked at Frostytech. Seems that for low profile the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme is top though, but for temp the elusively rare Spire Thermax Eclipse II takes top spot(if it was 5-10 bucks cheaper, I'd heavily consider it), and Frio being #3 in that same category. I'm speaking only in regards to AMD processors since I'm sticking with that.

I'm taking 212+ out of the equation since I think it'd cool around similar temps if not less than my current Sunbeam CCF.
Edited by yoshi245 - 2/4/11 at 12:51am
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post #6 of 18
I would suggest the Megahalems, though it's ~$60 before taxes typically.
post #7 of 18
Should check out the megahalems and venomous x on superbiiz as they are $60 as well. Can also apply code kickoff for 15% off.
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post #8 of 18
dont forget the a70? push/pull,8mm heat pipes,direct contact. mine never goes over 58 degrees on 3.55 @ 1.36v
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by h2olaf View Post
Should check out the megahalems and venomous x on superbiiz as they are $60 as well. Can also apply code kickoff for 15% off.
Venomous X is a few bucks off with cheapest shipping + tax due to me being here in Cali. And don't see AMD socket support on the Megahalem there either.
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post #10 of 18
Wow... No mentions for the Thermaltake FrÃ*o.

It's an excellent cooler, with both fans installed, it's actually quieter than my previous stock AMD CPU Cooler.

bit-tech.net named it the best CPU cooler of 2010.
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