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What's a good fan for this CPU?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by OrbitzXT, May 29, 2012.

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    My friend built a PC recently using this processor:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz So...

    Something is wrong with the fan that came with it, it's making a buzzing/grinding sound, though the CPU is being cooled. Newegg wants him to send the entire thing back which he isn't interested in doing since he'll be without a PC for a week or so. He was thinking of just ordering the same CPU again, using the fan and sending the defective fan back for a replacement but Newegg said CPUs are a nonrefundable item so that's not an option either.

    So he'd just like to order a third party fan, but he doesn't build PC's often and isn't sure what the best is for a reasonable price...and I've never owned an AMD product so I thought it'd be a better bet just asking the smart people here at TPU.

    I don't think he's looking for anything fancy. Something quiet, under $30 if possible, and preferably on Newegg since their shipping almost always arrives within 24 hours or an order being placed. Thanks :toast:
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    sorry i dont know what would be a good cooler as i am not familiar with AMD processors or cooling for them :confused:, but i have to ask has he done the simple check of seeing if the fans power cables hitting the blades or that the fan is not slightly squint and rubbing or a small bit of plastic/screw has got stuck between it and the heatsink e.t.c
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    +1 for the 212 plus, evo, etc.
    whichever one is on sale/cheaper at the time... A damn good cooler!
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    Someone on here I'm sure has a stock cooler (w/fan) that could sell ya for cheap. If not I would just get this.....

    Thermaltake A4022 92mm CPU Cooler
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    That case should hold nearly anything, as long as its not a noctua NHD-14/ Havok 140/etc.

    As long as the cooler uses 120mm fans or smaller, you'll be ok.
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    It's just silly not to spend the extra two dollars for a much, much better HSF. OC or not, the CPU will keep cooler which is good for various reasons.
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    I know. But I was thinking about his tech. level and playing it on the safe side of size and placement.
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    He ordered the Cooler Master 212. I looked through the reviews of the case and saw some people mention the same fan fitting just fine. Thanks everyone for your help.
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    You're welcome, let us know how it turns out!
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