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Hello
I bought a Corsair A50 a few months ago with my build so I could have an alright temp cooler. As the Canadian winter has left us I've been noticing my temps increasing and I've had to downclock as a result.

I was hoping to get a 4.8-5.0 overclock so I'm not sure exactly what the go for. I'd prefer to keep the cost under $70. I also don't want a computer that sounds like a leaf blower if possible.

I've looked at the Noctua NHD-14 but it seems that my ram is probably too tall for it. Which leaves with the choice of either a different designed twin-tower cooler or a water cooling set-up (Maybe the Corsair H series)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 3770k @ 4.5 GHz EVGA Z77 FTW Asus R9 290 Asus R9 290 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
MV-3V4G3D/US 480 GB Intel 730 SSD, 2TB WD black A bunch of Gentle Typhoons Win 8 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P CROSSOVER 27Q LED-P LG 55" IPS TV 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
24" LG IPS 24" LG IPS 24" LG IPS Das Ulimate S 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA 1200watt Gold PSU Fractal Arc Midi  Rat 7 Big Steelseries One 
AudioAudioAudioOther
Schiit Modi DAC Schiit Magni Headphone Amp DT 880 600 Ohm Headphones Fanatec H Shifter, Fanatec Clubsport Base, Fana... 
OtherOther
Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller G27 in holder 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel G1610 Asus P8B75-M LE Corsair ValueSelect 16GB 80 GB boot HDD, 25.64 TB Zfs Pool 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
DVD Writer Gentle Typhoons Arch Linux 64 bit Seasonic 640 watt 
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post #2 of 4
1. nh-d14 = high end - air cooler
2. sillver arrow= high end -air cooler
3. H-70 hybrid water/ closed loop -zero maintanence system

Three of the best on the market (imo)
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ps. really like my H-70 easy install- great temps- great look- no maint system_______________
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post #3 of 4
The hydro series is fairly eh, for what they are. If you want a Corsair Hydro for $70, you're stuck with the H50. While decent, it's not as good as a few higher-end air coolers.

The Hyper 212+ is the king of price/performance.

The Xigmatek Dark Knight is also pretty popular.
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I have used both the Coolermaster hyper 212+ and Corsair A70 and I can recommend both as very solid coolers, but at $30 the 212+ can't be beat. I paid like $65 I think for the A70, and while it cools well, it's not worth the price
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