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It's been a while since I asked for assistance, but I require various opinions on coolers, not necesarily looking for factual information, because this cooler is more for form over function.

Currently my 4670 is running an NT06, pretty decent cooler, but it's top down and designed for ITX primarily.
I'm looking for a reasonably great cooler, not too expensive, I'm thinking close to the £40 mark.
My requirements are somewhat odd. The cooler has to be red. It also has to have a relatively thin mounting backplate for the motherboard. The concave area of the motherboard tray is not particularly deep on my case, and my NT06 backplate literally touches the metal, which is fine as it stands, but anything thicker and the motherboard would feel pressure around the area.

So far I've looked at the Ereboss and the Phanteks PH-TC14CS, the Ereboss seem's OK, but the Phanteks is in excess of £60, which is a bit too much. I could quite happily afford a custom watercooling kit, but with a non K processor I don't feel the need to spend the money. The NT06 cools OK, but I'm looking for a little more cooling potential, but mainly for a far better look inside my system.
 
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I was thinking about suggesting the same cooler. Not much selection of heat sinks that are red.
 

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rcoon, sorry I'm at work and can't research this now. However, Zalman have some unusual coolers so you might want to check out their website at www.zalman.com
 

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Megahalems is perfect, except it's £50+ everywhere I can find it, and it doesn't come with fans. Shame, it would fit my scheme so well.
 
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Only have good things to say about my V8 GT, more than enough cooling to keep my 2600K under 60C while overclocked.
 
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I like my PHTC12DX. I screwed the metal clips into the fan with fan screws, otherwise its a flawless design. Very easy to work with. Its like a higher quality Coolermaster 212 in every way. I think it was $45.


http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC12DX.html Red color is available.


Its as good as any other air cooling.