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Im running on stock right now so i can't even think of overclocking lol I've seen the corsair a70 for 35 shipped on td will it be good? im trying to stay under $50 shipped.
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I've seen the A70's on clearance at Best Buy for $29. So $35 shipped is a pretty good deal.

Good enough performance for the money.

Getting one of those fancy 140MM $80 air coolers everyone loves will not yield you a 120% performance increase even though it costs 120% more. I say go for value.
Edited by compudaze - 2/27/11 at 9:48pm
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I've seen the A70's on clearance at Best Buy for $29. So $35 shipped is a pretty good deal.

Good enough performance for the money.

Getting one of those fancy 140MM $80 air coolers everyone loves will not yield you a 120% performance increase even though it costs 120% more. I say go for value.
Yeah i was thinking of buying the xiggy dark knight, but the price went up i had one on my 775 rig anf bought it for 35 shipped and now it's 45
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post #6 of 15
What are you looking to get out of your RIG. The Cooler Master 212 Hyper with 2 fans is nice and its cheap.
    
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i personally will reccomend a Coolermaster V6 GT.

if not a megahalem's is always good.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roachdawg View Post
What are you looking to get out of your RIG. The Cooler Master 212 Hyper with 2 fans is nice and its cheap.
That's the question. If you just want to run it stock, with little to no OC but want something better with cooling. Cheap but good solutions like A70/212+ are fine. But if you intend to OC it pretty hard, then the obvious Silver Arrow/NH-D14/Archon for +$80 are also there.

Can also consider mid range priced coolers(50-70) like Frio, V6GT, H50, Mega, Venomous X, etc.
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lol look at the second pic in the link hes got it ziptied to the top of his case i presume thats a really heavy cooler
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Mugen 2 and Hyper 212+ are the best price : performance..take your pick, flip a coin, whatever you like
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