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MoNsTeReNeRgY22 08-16-2019 07:47 AM

Upgrading stock cooler for less than $60
 
I just built a new rig with the 3700x and am looking to upgrade my CPU cooler. While I enjoy the looks of the stock cooler, I am not thrilled with the noise and performance.

For now, I honestly am only planning to stay at stock or going for a mild overclock.

I definitely like the black/dark coolers and I can go either way with RGB. I have the NZXT H500i utilizing the stock fan set up; 1 top and 1 rear exhaust.

I don't really want to spend more than $60 since I don't plan on going crazy.

After doing some research and reading various reviews, I found the following but am open to other suggestions:
- CM Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition ~ $40
- CM ML120L RGB ~ $40

What do you think/recommend for me? I appreciate any help and input!

The Pook 08-16-2019 07:57 AM

don't buy a 212, it's not 2007 anymore.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/246-...ernatives.html

also don't buy a 120 AIO, either get a 240 at minimum or don't buy an AIO.

Look into the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 or Thermalright Macho Rev B.

superhead91 08-16-2019 08:00 AM

Dark Rock Slim would be better than the 212 and it's around $50.

shilka 08-16-2019 08:05 AM

The Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Power is $50 on both amazon and newegg
https://www.newegg.com/p/0ZK-02CG-00...0010-_-Product
https://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-...gateway&sr=8-1

The coolers you found are not very good so dont buy any of those two

superhead91 08-16-2019 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shilka (Post 28090722)
The Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Power is $50 on both amazon and newegg
https://www.newegg.com/p/0ZK-02CG-00...0010-_-Product
https://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-...gateway&sr=8-1


The coolers you found are not very good so dont buy any of those two

TS140P won't fit in his case.

Shenhua 08-16-2019 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pook (Post 28090712)
don't buy a 212, it's not 2007 anymore.



https://www.overclock.net/forum/246-...ernatives.html



also don't buy a 120 AIO, either get a 240 at minimum or don't buy an AIO.



Look into the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 or Thermalright Macho Rev B.

Macho rev.b is convex, you mean aro m14, and if im not wrong it doesn't fit in that case.

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Shenhua 08-16-2019 09:30 AM

Mugen 5 rev. B. Still slightly convex, but doesn't seem to be a problem, like the macho rev.b.

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Lexi is Dumb 08-16-2019 09:38 AM

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E1683560...-040-_-Product

AlphaC 08-16-2019 09:47 AM

Mugen 5 Rev B gets my vote at ~$46.
https://www.amazon.com/Mugen-Rev-CPU.../dp/B06ZYB8K77


If you need RGB just get Phanteks' Halos RGB frames or get the TUF edition if buying a X570 TUF board https://www.newegg.com/p/13C-0004-00084.

MoNsTeReNeRgY22 08-16-2019 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pook (Post 28090712)
don't buy a 212, it's not 2007 anymore.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/246-...ernatives.html

also don't buy a 120 AIO, either get a 240 at minimum or don't buy an AIO.

Look into the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 or Thermalright Macho Rev B.

Thanks for that list of alternatives, taking a look through it now.

I also cant seem to find the Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2, it seems to be a old model?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lexi is Dumb (Post 28090856)

I would love to go with Noctua, I just cant get past the brown fans.


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