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Best cooler under $50 for a mid-size tower?

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My tower is the xigmatek asgard II, I can't seem to find the measurements for it? I am running a 92mm cooler on my rig but I have upgraded to a true x4 and want to get a 120mm cooler that will fit my mid-sized case. Any help or suggestion will be gladly taken.

Thanks, fools79

P.s.- if it helps I have about an inch to an inch and a half of room between the top of my cooler and my side panel.
    
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The Dark Knight cooler is pretty good, look into that
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I'd say something like a lapped Ninja3 in a push pull config would do the trick. Lapping not really needed but it'll help to get even lower temps.

Either that or if you're wanting to stay more on a budget side maybe a lapped Hyper 212+ in push pull config.
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post #4 of 5
the akasa venom seems to be a pretty good cooler, but i havent seen too many reviews on it though. the H50 would be a great option if you could find it within your budget as it as good as some of the high-end coolers when its in a push-pull configuration - im british so i dont really know much about prices in the US but ive heard some people say that theyve seen it on offer for $45 in best-buy but im not 100% sure.
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I Have a HAF 912 case running a amd 955 black oc'ed to 3.7 at the moment and a mugen 2 cooling it, with push pull config, temps under full load dont go over 46 c and no load just surfin the web are 33 - 35 c, ive run it at 4.0 temps only change a couple dergrees, but it could restrict air flow around your north bridge in a smaller case, But NOTE: this thing is HUGE!!! , dbl check if it will fit your case, from Directron http://www.directron.com/scmg2100.html?gsear=1its $38.00 to your door if your here in the states.That all being said if i was to redo it i would buy a Hyper 212 and put Nexus, Nocturas or Yate loon fans ,in push pull and Have a cooler Northbridge and still come in around 50 bucks and have a great cooler ! http://www.buy.com/prod/cooler-maste...211418069.html Good Luck !
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