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Which cooler to choose?

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  1. Devon68

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    For some time now I've been thinking about changing out my stock FX cooler since last summer while playing NFS Hot pursuit 2010 my cpu reached 68 degrees Celsius and the safe limit it 70 degrees Celsius.

    I already know where I want to buy the cooler, just not which one.I've been thinking about one of these ones:
    1. Cooler master hyper T4 it's about 44$
    http://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-kom...er-master-hyper-t4-rr-t4-18pk-r1-1162469.html
    2. Cooler master hyper 212 EVO it's about 51$
    http://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-kom...er-hyper-212-evo-rr-212e-16pk-r1-1144271.html
    3. Thermaltake NIC F4 it's about 54$
    http://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-kom...e-nic-f4-2x12cm-pwm-hdt-180w-tdp-1169100.html
    4. Cooler master hyper 412S it's about 56$
    http://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-kom...aster-hyper-412s-rr-h412-13fk-r1-1146429.html
    5. RAIJINTEK Pallas it's about 62$
    http://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-kom...1-am3-fm2-raijintek-pallas-140mm-1188850.html

    Since my motherboard is not made for OC-ing I don't plan to OC my CPU.
    Thinking about getting the Cooler master hyper 212 EVO but since my motherboards VRM has no cooling I'm a bit worried it might get hotter if I chose the Hyper 212 EVO, that's the only reason I am considering the RAIJINTEK Pallas since it's similar to the stock cooler and blows directly on the motherboard.

    Now playing games with the stock cooler the CPU temp and VRM temp's are the same, or sometimes the VRM is a degree or two more.

    What do you guys think I should choose?

    And yes this is the only shop I plan on buying from since it's close and if anything goes bad I can just replace it quick.
     
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    CM 212 EVO will be fine
     
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    If you're not planning on OCing whichever is cheapest. But the CM 212 is always a great pick.
     
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    Would it be stupid of me for considering the Noctua NH-D14? The only reason why I'm considering it is for future proofing my cooling. I could probably use it on my next system when i upgrade in a few years.
     
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    I would consider the D15 at this point;)
     
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    Better to use a HDT/heatpipe direct touch cooler on an AMD. Try this one and add the second fan:

    http://www.winwin.rs/racunari-i-kom...55-2011-am3-fm2-xigmatek-gaia-ii-1179814.html

    I have the Xig Night Hawk w/2 fans keeping the temps manageable while crunching 24/7 on an FX-8150. The Gaia would only be 1-2C different than the Night Hawk.
     
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    I would but it does not fit in my case. Only coolers up to 160 mm.

    EDIT: Thanks to everyone who tried to help. After I had some time to think this was my final choice:

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