Originally Posted by Pentdragon
Well if the budget is 100$ and you want air cooling, then you definitely need to replace your case. I think it's doable in your budget, check this out:
Enermax Luxuray (200mm width giving ~165mm cooler clearance):
CPU air cooler
Corsair A70 (159,5 mm height)
But to be frank i really believe it's overkill for your puny CPU, which is quite cool compared to others. The Zalman 10x Performa should still be more than enough, my 2 cents.
I bet i am being a real pain in the a$$, lol sorry, well here is the thing, this was my first build ever and i stupidly went with this small case, the thing is though i don't want to get rid of it because of the work i have put in to it modding it and such, and yes the cpu coolers i am looking at are MASSIVE overkill but this is for a reason, for one this is OCN is there such a thing as overkill? and two i am planing on upgrading to a 1090T if my mobo and psu can take it when i get the money or the price goes down when Bulldozer comes out. so in the end yes i am a pain in the a$$, put simply what is the best sub $100 air cooler that is less than 155mm tall and fits AM3?
ps, that is an awesome case, so many fan slots and that color change fan is just awesome