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so what's the best cpu cooler under $50? There's too much confusion going on in this thread...
    
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Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel View Post
So what's the price of the Silver Arrow? If it's $50 or higher, I think the Scythe Mugen 2 would be a better value. It delivers exceptional cooling performance for $40.
This. It comes with 1 low RPM fan, but you could mount two monster fans for better performance.
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post #44 of 48
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This. It comes with 1 low RPM fan, but you could mount two monster fans for better performance.
I dissagree. For 50 bucks the best is going to be Coolermaster Hyper 212+ with 2 high static pressure fans. Hyper 212+ is the king of budget cooler's.

I do agree that Hybrid water coolers should be avoided if it can be helped, as there are plenty of air coolers in the same price range that beat them out all day long(silver arrow/D-14) if you want water, go full blown water kit and get some real cooling. other wise shoot for air imo.


Side note for a few pages back, yea the only peeps that freak about hiting 60c are us AMD guys, AMD says that 60c/140f is the heat limit for Phenom IIx4/x6
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post #45 of 48
Those air coolers may beat out the hybrid water coolers, but its not by a significant amount, and as another poster stated, there's not a huge hunk of metal hanging off the motherboard. 4.8 @ 1.425 @ ~67c prime95

+1 h50/h60/h70 with 2 quality fans.
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post #46 of 48
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A Scythe Mugen 2 won't keep a Core i5 2500K OCed to 4.5GHz cool? Really? Most people that have them OC to 4.8-5GHz at 1.4V or 1.39V and get 60C max. when completely stressed.

I'd say that's comfortable for pretty much everyone.
Keeps my I5 2500K @4.8ghz / 1.40v @ a cool 56c While gaming 32c ambient / might get up to 62C while benching
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post #47 of 48
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Thermaltake silver arrow or the Corsair Hydro 70!
Silver arrow.

Corsair H70!

Hope this helps you and good luck!
I 2nd the Silver Arrow recommendation!
post #48 of 48
go with scmg-2100 just beware of the terrible installation experience
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