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Alright, I can't go with either the D-14 or the Silverarrow due to RAM clearance issues.

I found a Zalman 9900MAX with 60 CAD price tag.
Also, I found a Venomous X with 63 CAD price tag as well.

Which one should I go? Is there any more that you'd recommend?
I know Hyper 212+ is great, but I'd like to go for a little more high-end cooler.
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The Venomous X is very good! I personally am a fan of Thermalright.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bucdan View Post
The Venomous X is very good! I personally am a fan of Thermalright.
+1. might also look into megahelms. Megahelms isnt all that far behind silver arrow or d-14. If space and clearance are a big issue H50 is also a good cheap option.

The only thing "low end" about the hyper 212+ is the price. Its a great little performer! and if you swap out fans it gets to be a pretty decent little unit.
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+1 CM 212+

Best Bang for the buck. I have one, 31C idle atm. 42C load. **@3.8ghz btw.
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post #6 of 20
Venomous X > any Zalman cooler ever made



Hyper 212+ is only low end compared to the really expensive ones, otherwise it's a good value, also don't forget all the other good mid-range ones.
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+1 for venomous. RT version is even better since it have the am3 mount and a silent fan included.
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post #8 of 20
Go with the Venomous X. Get 2 gentle typhoons with that and that cooler will be right behind water cooling. Even without the Gentle Typhoon fans it is still an amazing heatsink with other fans.
    
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Aren't Gentle Typhoons rumored to be discontinued soon? You better grab them fast.
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Read the OP's post. In the first line he says he cant use silver arrow or D-14....
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