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Hi, i have recently bought amd phenom II x2 555 BE, biostar TA890GXE motherboard, and NZXT phantom cabinet

now i am very new to cooling, and so i wanna avoid water cooling for some time, until i build up some knowledge for the same, so i want to know which air cooler/ heatsink woud suit my setup and my needs

I want to unlock the 555 and then proceed to overclock it, for it to reach round about 4 Ghz, would an air Cooler suffice or do i need to water cool it,

SO which 3rd party heatsink should i go for ?

Plz Help me

Thanks in Advance !!
post #2 of 11
For one thing, make sure that the 555 actually does unlock, as it's not guaranteed that it will.

Secondly, you COULD get by with a good air cooler, but personally I would reccomend using a Corsair H50. They're cheap, and they're kinda...a cheaper and easier option other than watercooling.
    
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Meh, for $70 the H50 doesn't do anything spectacular. For the same price you could get something like the Zalmann CNPS10X QUIET and it'd be cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118052

Edit: Personally I'd spend even less and get something like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089

or if you're on a budget look more like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835426023

or even a tiny bit cheaper:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

What's your budget?
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What's your budget? You can get a Silver Arrow from Directron for $75.
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post #5 of 11
The silver Arrow is the best bet for OP's situation.
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post #6 of 11
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How much OC will i be able to do with CM hyper 212 +, i have been reading intot his cooler and am hearing good things about this.

Suggestions plz !!
post #7 of 11
IMO silver arrow would be overkill for OP's CPU "unless" it unlocks like it should. If it unlocks I totaly vote for the Silver arrow, use it on my Phenom IIx4 and love it. If you dont get the little guy to unlock go for the CM Hyper 212+ with some push pull action(i would stick with stock blademaster fans) If the silver arrow is out of your budget, Hyper 212+ with push pull works great unless you have realy high ambiant temps to deal with. Hope this helps

Stay away from hybrid water coolers like the H50/60/70. there are air coolers out there that out do them for aobut the same price. Use the hybrids for place's a decent cooler wont be able to fit.
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You could also look into the Antec Kuhler 620;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-049-_-Product

Heard really good things about it and it performs very similarly to an H70 and costs $25 less
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post #9 of 11
hello... im new here but i use the same cpu as the owner of this thread... i unlock my core and use a default processor speed which is 3.2 mhz... for that i use hyper 212+... well i dun know about other cooler.. but hyper 212+ keep my cpu temp at 33-34 C... hope this help...
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post #10 of 11
Noctua NH-D14. Just as good as the SA
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