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    Your pick on CPU coolers $80 and below

    Looking at some options, but often Thermalright stuff overbudget + don't really know/intend to OC my new CPU. Other than Hyper212+, what other coolers bros over here can intro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel011 View Post
    Looking at some options, but often Thermalright stuff overbudget + don't really know/intend to OC my new CPU. Other than Hyper212+, what other coolers bros over here can intro?
    I'm quite particular to Xigmatek's HDT coolers. Quite effective, and more efficient than a Hyper212+. Though I think AMD stock coolers somehow get really good temps, especially with the stock thermal paste. 37C idle was the best temperature I got with AMD stock cooling. Next best was 38C with the Red Scorpion. For HDT coolers that use the lever-style AMD mounting, I advise you mount the cooler while the mobo is outside of the casing, or the heatpipes may not align properly.

    Just my 0.02$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xynder View Post
    I'm quite particular to Xigmatek's HDT coolers. Quite effective, and more efficient than a Hyper212+. Though I think AMD stock coolers somehow get really good temps, especially with the stock thermal paste. 37C idle was the best temperature I got with AMD stock cooling. Next best was 38C with the Red Scorpion. For HDT coolers that use the lever-style AMD mounting, I advise you mount the cooler while the mobo is outside of the casing, or the heatpipes may not align properly.

    Just my 0.02$.
    I'll be removing my mobo for installation anyway. Tried it with my previous rigs, easier to just take the whole thing out.

    My current AMD stock cooler runs 35-37'c on idle and 50+ on load. Think probably due to my casing (currently 6 fans). Was considering V8, but kinda overbudget, and people here who sell them 2nd hand don't have AM2/AM3 brackets for it. I'm open for anyone to OC my rig tho (safely please)

    :EDIT:

    I only see these as options from Xigmetek
    - Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283
    - Xigmatek Red Scorpion S1283
    - Xigmatek Achilles S1284

    Others probably were:
    - Cooler Master Hyper N520
    - OCZ Vendetta 2
    - Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2000
    Last edited by sentinel011; Jun 22nd, 10 at 04:59 AM.
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k cooled by Coolit Eco ALC
    Mainboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600mhz CL9 2x4GB
    GFX: ZOTAC GTX970 twin fan
    PSU: FSP Aurum Platinum 80+ 550W Modular
    HDD: Internal ADATA 510 120GB SATA3 SSD , 2TB Samsung F4 Spinpoint , 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM, 1TB 3.5" WD elements (convert internal), 320GB 2.5" WD elements (convert internal)
    Chassis: Jonsbo C3 Red
    Speakers: Swans M50W
    Keyboard: Filco Majestouch Brown Switch 104, Royal Kludge Electrostatic capacitative keyboard TKL
    Mouse+Peripherals: Asus ROG Gladius; Razer Exactmat
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    Xigmatek ftw! DK looks nice at nite
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    sorry bro.. my recommendations are only noctua and TR.. can't really give u much valuable feedback..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKainE View Post
    Xigmatek ftw! DK looks nice at nite
    Issit? must check ard

    Quote Originally Posted by tengjj2000 View Post
    sorry bro.. my recommendations are only noctua and TR.. can't really give u much valuable feedback..
    No probs bro, thanks for your input!
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k cooled by Coolit Eco ALC
    Mainboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600mhz CL9 2x4GB
    GFX: ZOTAC GTX970 twin fan
    PSU: FSP Aurum Platinum 80+ 550W Modular
    HDD: Internal ADATA 510 120GB SATA3 SSD , 2TB Samsung F4 Spinpoint , 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM, 1TB 3.5" WD elements (convert internal), 320GB 2.5" WD elements (convert internal)
    Chassis: Jonsbo C3 Red
    Speakers: Swans M50W
    Keyboard: Filco Majestouch Brown Switch 104, Royal Kludge Electrostatic capacitative keyboard TKL
    Mouse+Peripherals: Asus ROG Gladius; Razer Exactmat
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    Cogage Arrow last time $88 best value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar3s View Post
    Cogage Arrow last time $88 best value.
    Thanks bro, but currently using AMD now Cogage Arrow doesn't support AM2/AM3 natively.
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k cooled by Coolit Eco ALC
    Mainboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600mhz CL9 2x4GB
    GFX: ZOTAC GTX970 twin fan
    PSU: FSP Aurum Platinum 80+ 550W Modular
    HDD: Internal ADATA 510 120GB SATA3 SSD , 2TB Samsung F4 Spinpoint , 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM, 1TB 3.5" WD elements (convert internal), 320GB 2.5" WD elements (convert internal)
    Chassis: Jonsbo C3 Red
    Speakers: Swans M50W
    Keyboard: Filco Majestouch Brown Switch 104, Royal Kludge Electrostatic capacitative keyboard TKL
    Mouse+Peripherals: Asus ROG Gladius; Razer Exactmat
    Monitor: Dell S2240L + Crossover 27Q LED

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    Scythe Mugen2 RevB is the best choice
    ard $60++ only

    i am getting 1 to compared with my Noctua D14 which i am using now
    hahha

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    hey Kevin, so far is your DH-14 worth the money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPEED View Post
    Scythe Mugen2 RevB is the best choice
    ard $60++ only

    i am getting 1 to compared with my Noctua D14 which i am using now
    hahha
    Which shops in SLS have sia? I checked on most shops' pricelists, but none of them seem to stock it
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k cooled by Coolit Eco ALC
    Mainboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600mhz CL9 2x4GB
    GFX: ZOTAC GTX970 twin fan
    PSU: FSP Aurum Platinum 80+ 550W Modular
    HDD: Internal ADATA 510 120GB SATA3 SSD , 2TB Samsung F4 Spinpoint , 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM, 1TB 3.5" WD elements (convert internal), 320GB 2.5" WD elements (convert internal)
    Chassis: Jonsbo C3 Red
    Speakers: Swans M50W
    Keyboard: Filco Majestouch Brown Switch 104, Royal Kludge Electrostatic capacitative keyboard TKL
    Mouse+Peripherals: Asus ROG Gladius; Razer Exactmat
    Monitor: Dell S2240L + Crossover 27Q LED

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacClipper View Post
    hey Kevin, so far is your DH-14 worth the money?
    confirm worth the $.
    2 solid good fans
    and a solid heatsink
    and lastly the solid mounting

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel011 View Post
    Which shops in SLS have sia? I checked on most shops' pricelists, but none of them seem to stock it
    not selling in SLS
    PM ahmoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinel011 View Post
    Issit? must check ard



    No probs bro, thanks for your input!
    Definitely. Was using it previously.
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    How about scythe Ninja Rev B? I'm using it now on fanless mode and I hit around 48 deg on load.
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