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I really like the CM Hyper 212+ too.... cheap and works great! I use OEM paste that comes with the server motherboards (i do warranty repair for a major brand)... made by Shin Etsu.
Hey what are your avg. temps under load?
    
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Thermalright Venomous-X. It's generally ranked the best tower air cooler on the market and can be found for $60 or less new on ebay. Still needs a fan, but that shouldn't deter you from a better heatsink solution.
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post #13 of 31
what i suggest with an additional fan. But make sure it will fit lol.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185147
Edited by Scooter31 - 2/20/11 at 1:20am
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post #14 of 31
TT Frio - really good cooler but fans above 1300RPM are realy loud, but can cool down x6@3965 to 51C on 1700RPM

or TT Jing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106163

it is 65 bucks but cools well too and maybe it looks good?

or go with hyper 212+ and you save 30$
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Thermalright Venomous-X. It's generally ranked the best tower air cooler on the market and can be found for $60 or less new on ebay. Still needs a fan, but that shouldn't deter you from a better heatsink solution.
It costs $60 alone with no fan and the RT versions that supports AMD mounting probably costs more and that doesn't include possible shipping/tax.
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It costs $60 alone with no fan and the RT versions that supports AMD mounting probably costs more and that doesn't include possible shipping/tax.
Again, a fan can be a $3-5 affair. Lacking a fan should not deter someone from a quality product.

The Venomous-X Black and Venomous-X RT both come with the AM3 mounting kits. The original Venomous-X requires it purchased separately ($8). In terms of value, XxRZxX can get the RT, which comes with the fan and mounting kit, for $70 shipped (I've never been taxed on ebay). It's in his price range, so lets consider it as well.

XxRZxX,
This all being said, it really depends on exactly what you want out of your cooler. I am in a similar position, as my 940BE is running uncomfortably warm at only 3.2GHz. I have a Zerotherm BTF90 heatsink/fan, which is at a comparable price as the 212+, and it doesn't perform very well. My research pointed me directly to the Venomous-X, and that's where I will be investing my money. Ease of mind my CPU is being cared for is worth some extra $ to me.
Edited by Xyxyll - 2/20/11 at 10:39am
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Again, a fan can be a $3-5 affair. Lacking a fan should not deter someone from a quality product.

The Venomous-X Black and Venomous-X RT both come with the AM3 mounting kits. The original Venomous-X requires it purchased separately ($8). In terms of value, XxRZxX can get the RT, which comes with the fan and mounting kit, for $70 shipped (I've never been taxed on ebay). It's in his price range, so lets consider it as well.

XxRZxX,
This all being said, it really depends on exactly what you want out of your cooler. I am in a similar position, as my 940BE is running uncomfortably warm at only 3.2GHz. I have a Zerotherm BTF90 heatsink/fan, which is at a comparable price as the 212+, and it doesn't perform very well. My research pointed me directly to the Venomous-X, and that's where I will be investing my money. Ease of mind my CPU is being cared for is worth some extra $ to me.
That's over budget. I won't deny that the VX (any version) is a superb cooler. But the op's point was clearly < $60. If you're gonna go over budget and spend say $70 for it, why not just go for an equal performing Megahalem as well with a AMD bracket? Or go another $10 further and get a SA/NH-D14 if you look hard enough.

I actually think Frio/V6GT if the Op can find it under $60 is probably the best choice.
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That's over budget. I won't deny that the VX (any version) is a superb cooler. But the op's point was clearly < $60. If you're gonna go over budget and spend say $70 for it, why not just go for an equal performing Megahalem as well with a AMD bracket? Or go another $10 further and get a SA/NH-D14 if you look hard enough.

I actually think Frio/V6GT if the Op can find it under $60 is probably the best choice.
Moot point. The OP specified $70-80 as within his acceptable budget.
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Moot point. The OP specified $70-80 as within his acceptable budget.
It is funny how the thread title says under $60 but then Op states going to $70-80.

Either way, may as well go for this:
http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html
Shipping should be probably around $6 or so and unlikely for any tax, so just about $81.

Issue with having it fit in the case and ram slots to obstruct or not depends on the op, but best cooling for $81, there you go.
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I've been happy with my Scythe Mugen 2. I have a pair of not particularly quiet fans on there, but you could use whatever fans you like. I think I paid $30 (not including the fans), so that would probably fit your price range, depending on the fans you bought. I have my 955 BE at 4Ghz, 1.4v, and my load temperatures haven't gone over 50c.
    
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