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post #11 of 32
look at my sig cooler its VERY good and does not require a backplate
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post #12 of 32
the 9700 is good, installing it can be a total pain in the arse though.
Edited by luckypunk - 3/1/11 at 2:14pm
post #13 of 32
This one if you can find it-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-026-_-Product

or the old stand-by Sunbeam Core-Contact
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835207004
cheap
installs easily and in the right direction on AM3 exhausts to the back
Decent performance on a quad core out of the box-easily add 2nd fan for better temps and overclocking
fairly small-not too big
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post #14 of 32
Wait, you are too lazy to switch out your backplate etc but not too lazy to overclock and (presumably) make sure its stable? Thats BS.
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post #15 of 32
I'm gonna recommend the A70 too. Keeps my temps really low, its quiet, and easy to install. Newegg always seems to be running sales on it too
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post #16 of 32
What you could get is the Hyper 212+ which is what 99% of people recommend nowadays but it is because it really is amazing for what you get.

Also the mounting system does use a backplate but it is different from most backplate utilizing coolers. Instead of the cooler screwing directly down into the backplate it screws into 4 sockets that screw into the backplate. So that way if you ever need to remove the cooler in the future you can do so without removing the motherboard, even though it has a backplate.

Or if it is that big of a deal then just get a case with a cutout in the back, or mod your own case to put your own cutout in the back...
post #17 of 32
wait i thought you only needed backplates for intel cpus?
post #18 of 32
Hyper TX3. Gets me from A to B I guess.
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post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
look at my sig cooler its VERY good and does not require a backplate
HEY!! i was gunna say this!!

arctic cooling freezer EXTREME rev.2

Good stuff!
post #20 of 32
I spent 3 hours removing my mobo last night, adding a backplate to install this Xigamek cooler, and cleaning up the wiring...worth every second.
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