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Hey guys, I've been on my stock cooler for FAR to long so I've decided to invest in a new CPU cooler. Since I've been running on a stock cooler I've been scared to push my CPU too hard, so I want to be sure that I'm getting a good cooler so that I can push the limits a bit

I don't really want to get a H70/50, it feels like I'm cheating and not watercooling properly, so I'd rather keep it an air cooler. I've also seen that some coolers have 2 fans instead of 1, or some just have the option to attach another one, do you think that this will help keep my temps cooler? or is it just a bit of a ploy to get you to spend more?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/akasa...-ak-ccx-4002hp

I like this cooler, looks good and has the option to add another fan, but is it an effective cooler? :S

Any help will be much appreciated
 
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Look no further than the CM Hyper 212+, it's currently regarded as the best HSF for the money.

And yes, push pull does help temps.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 4/3/11 at 5:55pm
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Look no further than the CM Hyper 212+, it's currently regarded as the best HSF for the money.

And yes, push pull does help temps.
WOW! only £18.46 on scan BARGAIN! I was half expecting a £50+ overkill monstrosity of a cooler.

Thanks mate
 
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I can say the Cooler master Hyper 212+ is good for the money. and yes 2 120*25 fans will work fine in push pull. Im about to stick a san ace 1011 on it as a pull fan (100cfm 120*38mm fan). I say do it!
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I would say Thermalright Ultra 120 Revision C, i believe it's a step up from Hyper 212+ but you need to buy fan(s) for it.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/therm...366-am2-3-cpus


Or you could go for Corsair A70

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsa...56-amd-am2-am3

Something better than the 2 above would be the Thermalright Archon, then Noctua NH-D14 and Thermalright Silver Arrow, but you need to be carefull with this ones, you have to check the clearance in your case to see if it will fit. Ther Archon for example is 170mm tall.
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I would say your choice is a good one- better than the Hyper212+.Most people in the states don't know about Akasa.It is on the Tall side(160mm),and a little louder than the 212+.
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2536&page=4

If you can locate one-I would get the Xigmatek Aegir,better than all above
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2572&page=1
and reasonably priced (around $55 US)
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Thermaltake Frio - It comes with 2 fans and it competes with the best air coolers out there ATM.
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If you want to get into the best of the Air cooler's. Thermalright Silver Arrow. Its about $85 bucks everywhere I have seen and is currently the top dog of the air cooling world in all the review's I have seen(Some one will correct me if im wrong).

If that dosnt cool enough I have seen plenty of review's get even better temps by adding a(single) Delta or San Ace fan. In fact Im going to order a Silver Arrow to replace my 212 later this week and the san ace fans(1011's) are on their way as we speak

The reason for suggesting the CM 212+ is
1. its dirt cheap
2.very avalible everywhere
3. come with a so-so fan
4. for +$10 more you can get a second fan and do a push pull and still be dirt cheap and to top it all off it's alot better than any stock AMD heatsink/fan combo I have ever seen.
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The stock BladeMaster fans on a 212+ can get a bit loud when they kick up, though.

Also, make sure you get the 212+, and not the 212.
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