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HSF Needed for Phenom X4 965 BE

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I put a X4 965 BE in my gaming PC today, and so far all is well, well sort of. My CM Scout case has 2 x 140mm intake fans in the front, 1 x 120mm exhaust in the rear and 1 x 140mm exhaust on top. However, despite adding the new 140mm intake fan, my temps are less then desirable. I don't have a high end HSF, just a decent heatsink and 80mm fan on the cpu right now. I'm idling fine around 29C, but under load while gaming (mostly BC2) I'm hitting as high as 57-63C.

I made a solid acrylic window, which I'll be taking back out and putting back the stock window and adding in 2 x 120mm side intake fans again which should help some.

I'm looking at replacing the current cpu cooler though with the Hyper 212 or the CM V6, and both are really cheap to buy now, but I just want the best I can get, my case doesn't give much more room for improvement outside of water cooling.
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Anyone that has opinions or experience please help, thank you.
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You seem to have picked a couple good coolers.

Also cost-effective - the KingWin XT-1264 (around $30), and it cools near the top of the pack when another 120 is added to make it a push/pull setup.

http://www.xoxide.com/kingwin-xt1264-cpucooler.html






Testing indicates that under a 125W thermal load, the XT-1264 cools 3 degrees better than the Hyper 212. The 212 Plus is 5 decibels louder on high and cools 0.3 degrees better in the same test. The v6... I can't find much on that, but here's a bit on the v6 GT vs the 212: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...er-master.html


There are a few other great options in the $25-$35 range, maybe spend some time at FrostyTech and get a feel for the overall spread between the not-so-good, good and great coolers with regards to both noise and thermal performance.
Edited by ragejg - 3/1/11 at 8:52am
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