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Originally Posted by joelmartinez;13003104 
Not sure about temps on Phenom ii x6s but on i5 750s the hyper 212+ (even with decent fans) can't get me to 4
I've always assumed intel chips were hotter because of the hyperthreading. Is this a myth?
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i5 750 doesn't have HT
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I'd recommend the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A"]D14[/ame] It's arguably one of the best coolers out there that's not a full water cooling system. If you have good ventilation, which you do with the HAF X, You'll get great temps with it. Is this what you meant by the Jesus14? What's your reserve against it?
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post #15 of 42
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Originally Posted by backfire103;13002953 
Grab an RS240 kit. Its not that much money and you'll have true water cooling as well. Heck get a 360, you have a HAF X, the rad will fit no problem across the top of the case.
I have a bad feeling about kits. Especially ones that only cost $130. How the hell did they get the price so low?

This is a parts list I put together about ten months ago:

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post #16 of 42
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

The cooler I'm using keeps me at extremely low temps (32C @ 4ghz). I don't mind it, but its supposedly noisy (29db fans). These high power fans (87 CFM) keep air moving through the case. It is also small. One of the fans covers 2 RAM slots, and i think makes it so you can't have ram with big heatsinks. This fan is not needed though, due to the air tunnel design of the cooler.

EDIT : Of your preferred choices, I would say the Mugen.
Edited by TechRex - 4/4/11 at 6:58pm
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post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by fordy314;13003209 
I'd recommend the D14 It's arguably one of the best coolers out there that's not a full water cooling system. If you have good ventilation, which you do with the HAF X, You'll get great temps with it. Is this what you meant by the Jesus14? What's your reserve against it?

I don't know about the OP, but I know it gets old when people suggest the NH-D14 (1) with almost no regard for the specific system in question, and (2) despite being told it's not preferred as an option.

Given the OP's preferred options, I'd say the Mugen is a good balance of value and performance. Plus, given enough room, you can put 4 fans on the thing. biggrin.gif
post #18 of 42
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Originally Posted by fordy314;13003209 
I'd recommend the D14 It's arguably one of the best coolers out there that's not a full water cooling system. If you have good ventilation, which you do with the HAF X, You'll get great temps with it. Is this what you meant by the Jesus14? What's your reserve against it?
Not a reserve, really, I just see it everywhere and being suggested by everyone. Perhaps it's fair since it's always trading the the one/two spots with the Silver Arrow in the reviews, but seriously - we get it. It strikes me as a known quantity, so I wanted to shine the light on some of the other coolers. Nobody talks about the Titan Fenrir, so I wonder if anybody has anything to say about it.
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post #19 of 42
Fair enough, I was curious as to why you didn't want it though. I read an article a few months back about the Titan Fenrir, and it's a solid heatsink, but I'd expect the Mugen to be better. I'd definitely say go with the Mugen from your options in the OP.
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post #20 of 42
mugen is a solid cooler just large
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