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post #1 of 11
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looking to upgrade from stock intel cooler...
thought about noctua... but my buget only calls for about 50 dollars

any thoughts on a good aftermarket hsf to go with?
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Thermaltake frio or Cooler master V6 GT
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post #3 of 11
CM hyper 212+ is one of the best coolers on a budget.
post #4 of 11
I recommend the Thermalright U120 priced around your range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109021

I use that in a few of my gaming rigs in my lan room.
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post #5 of 11
Mine was about 55 and is comparable temp wise with the noctuas and what have you
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post #6 of 11
Pick up a DarkKnight from the forums.
 
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
Pick up a DarkKnight from the forums.
Yup a Xiggy S1283 (same thing) is a good bet.
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post #8 of 11
Well I like the CM 212+ and I might buy one with my GFX card from amazon. Its cheap, efficient, and still a major upgrade from stock. You could use the extra $$$ on more case fans or something
post #9 of 11
Buy this from me!
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...-ifx-14-a.html

You will need a $10 adapter kit:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...btk.html#1156b
Socket 1156 Bolt-Thru-Kit Rev.B

= $50.

/thread.
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post #10 of 11

Absolutely without a doubt the Thermaltake Frio. Right inside your budget.


Here are some great comparisons for you to peruse over:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/coo...-9000-review/2

The review in question isn't the frio, but the most recent cooler review on Bit-tech showing how the thermaltake frio still beats the pants off of anything out today, even though it is quickly approaching it's first anniversary.
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