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What would you guys recommend? Stock AM3 cooler is killing me right now. 60 degrees on load .

I already have Arctic Silver 5 paste which I have heard is one of the best for Socket AM3 CPU's. What heatsink should you guys recommend under $30 including shopping cost?
post #2 of 23
For under $30, I would recommend the CM Hyper 212+.
post #3 of 23
Xigmatek Gaia: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082

Very close to the Hyper 212+, and cheaper.

Right at $29.99.

However you can get the Hyper 212+ for $20 if you don't need one now. You just need to wait/shop around.
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CM Hyper 212+.
    
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For under $30, I would recommend the CM Hyper 212+.
This and nothing else!
   
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post #6 of 23
How are you 60C on load?!?! Even the stock cooler keeps it at below 55C. Sounds like you applied to much Arctic Silver 5 paste (I'm using the same btw)

Spend the money and get a Xigmatek DK, Im running at 28C Idle, 35-37C under load.
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212+ at your local computer store.
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post #8 of 23
Ditto CM 212+...hands down the best bang for the buck
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post #9 of 23
get a cooler master 212+
post #10 of 23
212+ is $42.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

$23 after rebate though from microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315397
Edited by AK-47 - 4/4/11 at 8:27pm
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