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Did a bit search and here are the coolers that fit my price range and are available with a resonable price here (in Turkey):


XIGMATEK HDT-S963 - LGA775/1156 & AMD AM2
XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 - LGA775/1156/1366 & AM2/AM2+/AM3
XIGMATEK RED SCORPION S1283 - LGA775 & AM2
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - LGA 775/1156 & AM2 / AM3
Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 92mm - LGA775 & AM2


I have intentionally wrote the cpu compatiblity in case of any future change of my cpu. I already know there are way better coolers around, however they are not either available here or much pricey (CM Hyper 212 plus is twice as expensive as the ones I wrote above for example). I am looking for a good performer, silence is not so important because I have headphones almost always when am in front of thecomputer. So if you were to choose one of these which one would you choose?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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With the CM 212+. Better than the TX3.
     
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
With the CM 212+. Better than the TX3.
(CM Hyper 212 plus is twice as expensive as the ones I wrote above for example)
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by mtolgae View Post
Did a bit search and here are the coolers that fit my price range and are available with a resonable price here (in Turkey):


XIGMATEK HDT-S963 - LGA775/1156 & AMD AM2
XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 - LGA775/1156/1366 & AM2/AM2+/AM3
XIGMATEK RED SCORPION S1283 - LGA775 & AM2
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - LGA 775/1156 & AM2 / AM3
Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 92mm - LGA775 & AM2


I have intentionally wrote the cpu compatiblity in case of any future change of my cpu. I already know there are way better coolers around, however they are not either available here or much pricey (CM Hyper 212 plus is twice as expensive as the ones I wrote above for example). I am looking for a good performer, silence is not so important because I have headphones almost always when am in front of thecomputer. So if you were to choose one of these which one would you choose?

Thanks in advance for the help.
from which shop you will buy cooler?
maybe there is something better

but loki or red scorpion looks good

dont buy cooler with only 92mm fan
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post #5 of 10
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I was about to buy a 120 mm Xigmatek Gaia sd1283 or HDT-S1283 or XIGMATEK BALDER-SD1283. However after some measurement, it seems I probably have only 150 mm left for a HS in my case. And all of the Xigmateks I mentioned (or other brands I checked having a 120 mm fan) are 160 mm in height in total. That's why I was looking for a 92 mm HS. BTW here is the site I am going to buy my HS: http://www.vatanbilgisayar.com/produ...mci&sb=20&sk=1
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post #6 of 10
We'll find you a good one. =]

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post #7 of 10
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$40 max. My Asus TA-951 has dimensions of 485x190x440 (DxWxH).
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post #8 of 10
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From the cpu's base to the side of my case is only 5.9 inch (150 mm). I used a ruler to be sure. I couldn't buy a 120 mm one just because of 0.3 inch (10 mm). I checked almost all of the 120 mm coolers available for me and all of them were more than my 150 mm with their heat pipes. Something like 120 mm (fan) and 40 mm (heatpipes).

So, although what I wanted was a 120 mm Xigmateg Gaia, I had to go for a 92 mm XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. Just bought one with an extra 120 mm Xigmatek XLF-F1253 case fan to place in front of the case. I hope it they will work enough to cool my cpu.

Thanks.
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post #9 of 10
The TX3 from what I have read and seen is not a bad cooler in its own right. You aren't going to be able to get that great of an overclock but it definitely is better than any boxed processor.

However my advice is, if you are going to get an aftermarket air cooler you should get one that performs well. It's one of those items that you will keep throughout a couple upgrade cycles and buying a nice cooler once is better than upgrading a few times (which is what I ended up doing).
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post #10 of 10
he already bought the cooler
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