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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TheLaughingMan, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. TheLaughingMan

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    I recently sold my old motherboard and CPU. I then noticed that the CPU had no cooler because I can't find the stock cooler or the stock brace plate for my old 939 board. Long story short, I sold my Blue Orb II cooler because it was the only thing that fit.

    I have come to learn that 4 Ghz clock I use for DVD encoding is impossible on the stock cooler for my Phenom II 955. I need a cooler for my new setup. I also want it to be under $50, so no V10 suggestions.

    Other concerns, check my system specs for any clearance concerns, but I don't think you will find any. My case theme is Blue and Black, but I don't mind changing the case fans to match my CPU cooler.

    My personal current choices, but please don't limit suggestions to these.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

    Cooler Master RR-CCH-LB12


    Blue Orb II


    Zalman 9500A

    ZALMAN CNPS9700

    And if anyone has a site with a good sale, lower prices, etc. I am listening.
     
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    @ shadowfold: not the best..., the best on the price range. also check for this one. Is also damn good.
     
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    I got one more that cropped up when I was looking for benchmarks and such on you guy's suggestions. Any thoughts about the following

    Scythe Mugen 2

    P.S. Thanks a bunch for your input, because choice decisions like this about my baby usually take me weeks.
     
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    That cooler has a really nice look and cools well at stock, but bombs when OC'ed. I will need something that will handle a fairly decent OC as I intend to run my CPU at about 4.0 Ghz at times.
     
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    Just a quick clarification on the XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE

    On a AM2/AM3 setup will the fan be able to face front to back? I have looked and everything I see about the design suggests that it will only fit with the fan going from up and down on AM2/AM3 systems. Is this correct?
     
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    Yes the fan only faces up, but very few heatsinks will have the fan facing towards the back.
     
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    Thanks. It is easier than you think. Blowing the air up would not be good for my case. It would dumb hot air into my PSU. I don't want it to create a heat issue with the PSU. Thanks for all the help, the suggestions and that link to the CPU cooler benchmarks.

    My decision
     
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