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What's A Good CPU Cooler For My AMD Phenom II 965 Quad Core Processor?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TricksterMatt, May 18, 2010.

  1. TricksterMatt

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    I just recently purchased an AMD Phenom II 965 Quad Core Processor and was wandering what a good cooler for it was? I am not gonna overclock it much maybe to 3.6 and 3.8 GHz, I was looking at the Xigmatek Dark Knight and the Zalman CNPS9900 Cooler? Are they any good?
     
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    both those coolers are very good, you would be fine with either one.
     
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    I would go with the Dark Knight, purely on asthetics. I don't care for the look of the Zalman, but that is a personal choice. I believe they are both capable coolers, and able to handle the load you are planning on putting on them. So personal choice for you. :toast:
     
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    You should be able to hit those speeds with the stock cooler.
     
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    I might go for the Zalman cause it's smaller and has blue LEDs to match my case and my other blue lighting surroundings ^_^ haha, but cost's more than the dark knight xD but nevermind :p
     
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    Yeah I probably could but I don't really trust and rely on stock coolers as they are mostly garbage
     
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    i like my xiggy it works like a champ
     
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    Only other HSF I can think of that works very well with the 965 is the SunBeam Core Contact 120. You can get it for $25 bucks after $15 MIR.

    What I liked about the Core Contact is you can install it with the fan pulling air front to back were the Xiggy and Vendetta pull from the top or bottom only depending how you install them.
     
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    I've got a TRUE 120 with 2 Noctua NF-S12B in a push/pull configuration on my 965BE.
     
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    I will suggest the Scythe Mugen II. It is an AMAZING cooler when coupled with some good fans in push/pull. But be forewarned, if you swap coolers/processors often, the Mugen II is a PIA to mount.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions guy's, but I already ordered the Zalman CNPS9900 ^^ but will take all your suggestions for future CPU's I may have like the 1090T hexicore :D
     

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