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I need a decent cheap/quiet AM3 cpu cooler for my wife's office computer. It doesn't have to be a high end cooler, just slightly better than stock, with an emphasis on quiet and installation using the stock bracket.
 

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Yea thats what I said too! Came across it this morning and was thinking of getting it but really no machine I have that could use it at this time.

Great cooler for paulie though! I have one on my 2600K and OMG I love the temps!
 

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Well I know you don't want a big cooler but there is a nice used Corsair A70 for 20$ shipped over at hard forums.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1684240&highlight=A70
Yea thats what I said too! Came across it this morning and was thinking of getting it but really no machine I have that could use it at this time.

Great cooler for paulie though! I have one on my 2600K and OMG I love the temps!
It's Intel mount only. Still looking. I really want to keep this simple. Just slightly better than stock, quiet, and easy installation is my focus here. :)
 

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Did you hit up sneekypeet, Copenhagen69, AthlonX2 and the other reviewers?
 
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Stock mounting about $25

LOGISYS Computer BETA 400 ST AC4400BT 92mm Hydro B...

92mm w/heatpipes should perform fine and quieter than stock :cool:

Also available at Amazon and Geeks.com for a couple of $$ cheaper last time I checked....

*** EDIT- did I win??? ***
LOL. That might be worth getting from Amazon. It's just hard thinking about some of the crap Logisys sells. Total crap. Though the reviews for the cooler look good.

Did you hit up sneekypeet, Copenhagen69, AthlonX2 and the other reviewers?
I did check their threads. SP seems to not be offering many coolers right now. I don't think Cop does coolers. AnthlonX I'm not sure about. Maybe need to PM him.

Does it use the standard backplate? Ease of install on AM3? I'm taking a break from anything hardware related that I don't really have to do, so I'm looking for something I can just switch out in 10 minutes, with removing the motherboard or anything.
 
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It uses the metal bracket under the MB all you do is remove the plastic retention piece and the 4 screws. The Metal bracket must be threaded all the way through.


I had to remove my psu and it took me like 10mins for the G950 Cooler. READ THE REVIEW HERE
 
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FYI, socket 939 and AM2(+) compatible coolers fit as well.
 

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It uses the metal bracket under the MB all you do is remove the plastic retention piece and the 4 screws. The Metal bracket must be threaded all the way through.


I had to remove my psu and it took me like 10mins for the G950 Cooler. READ THE REVIEW HERE
It's not difficulty I'm worried about. Thing is, I'm taking a "vacation" from hardware for a few months, and I'm really looking at quick and almost no effort. I don't want to have to take out the motherboard. I'm only doing this right now because my wife is complaining of the noise from the stock cooler when she is working with clients.

FYI, socket 939 and AM2(+) compatible coolers fit as well.
Of course. ;)
 

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I did check their threads. SP seems to not be offering many coolers right now. I don't think Cop does coolers. AnthlonX I'm not sure about. Maybe need to PM him.
I would PM them all, just in case they have something in their bag of tricks that they've been holding onto. ;)
 
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See with my installation my MB had the right BACKPLATE for the job so I just removed the plastic part of it and put together the new HSF and it is installed with 4 thimb screws. If you would like, I can send you MY AMD backplate that will make this process EASY.
I have the G950 installed right now set up as a passive HS with the metal AMD BP. My X2 240 is downclocked/undervolted to 2460MHz @ 1.13v. Folding it never reaches 40c with a-92mm exhaust fan. Both my ASUS and GIGABYTE do have the right BP, while the ASRock and ECS do not have the right one. YMMV I'll hook you up either way.
 

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LOL. That might be worth getting from Amazon. It's just hard thinking about some of the crap Logisys sells. Total crap. Though the reviews for the cooler look good.
Logisys bought the company that makes these a couple of months ago so I don't think they have had time to screw them up yet- original company was DeepCool or something like that :cool:
 
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Got a CM V8 laying about. It has am3 mountin bracket on it but no backplate and no other hardware. Pm me if interested
 

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Paul, just to clear my end up. I have a few silent coolers, but they are either large, or not cheap.
 

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Paul, just to clear my end up. I have a few silent coolers, but they are either large, or not cheap.
YHPM :)

Hey Paul,

I can send you my stock heatpipe cooler from my FX-6200 for as long as you need it (pic)

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2569821&postcount=19889

You can probably put a 92 mm fan on top if too noisy

PM if interested
Thanks. That's what I'm currently using. My wife says it's still too noisy for her. She's a shrink, and wants her office totally quiet while with clients.
 

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YHPM :)



Thanks. That's what I'm currently using. My wife says it's still too noisy for her. She's a shrink, and wants her office totally quiet while with clients.
I put the Xigmatek Gaia in a build and it was absolutely silent- I believe the groove is still in the top to use the older Xig AMD clip- good cooler for $30... Otherwise, an AC Freezer 7 rev2 is easy to install on the stock mounting and runs very cool and quiet, using one in one of my crunchers (installs in 2-3 minutes)

*** EDIT- no groove on the Gaia for the old style clip ***
 
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With all due respect, for that type of quiet, you get a quiet HSF and do whatever it takes to install it. Are you sure it's the HSF that is speeding up? Could be a case fan or PSU. Maybe you need a quiet case?
 

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I would say the same thing, except "If you're wife is nagging you about it..." :laugh:
 

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System Name System Has No Name
Processor Core i7-7820X
Motherboard MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon
Cooling CryoRig R1 Universal
Memory Apacer Blade 4x8GB DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) MSI GTX-1080 Gaming X
Storage Sandisk SDSSDXP 240GB SSD, Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD, Seagate 1TB HDD
Display(s) Samsung UE510 UHD 28"
Case Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 w/ 5 AF140 Blue LED Quiet Edition Case Fan
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair RM1000W
Mouse EpicGear Zora
Keyboard CM Quickfire Xti
Software Win10 Pro 64
Benchmark Scores Xbox Live Gamertag=jondonken
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