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Looking for a "flashy" CPU cooler - any suggestions?

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kyle2020

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Hey, as the title says im looking to purchase a new AMD/AM2 socket cooler. I recently purchased 2GB of crucial ballistix tarcer, and along with an antec 900, a logitech G15 and a Razer diamondback mouse, i really want my first build to be flashy. so, im looking to spend upto £30, any suggestions? im not finding much that catches my eye so far, and my bland 64 alpine isnt doing my system many favours.

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yeah, that looks awesome, ill have to try and find a company that sells it here in the UK (Y)
 

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I really like the way this cooler looks in my AMD system.
:) Oh, and the led's on the fan are white.
what fan is running on that? i have a noctua SF12 on my HS and not happy with the white brown colour to be honest.
 

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what fan is running on that? i have a noctua SF12 on my HS and not happy with the white brown colour to be honest.
The fan comes with the cooler. It's the "Red Rocket" edition or something like that. I posted a link to Newegg for the cooler with the fan. The fan looks good, but isn't the fastest spinning thing there is. When really OC'ing I put an Antec Tri-Cool fan set to high on it. Now let's help kyle find a good cooler!
 

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Go for the Zalman 9700 over the silent knight. The Zalman uses a very nice "screw in" retention system and performs slightly better.:)
 
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i love that asus silent knight, would fit in with the antec nicely. i think we have a winner! im even prepared to pay the extra £3! haha.
I wonder why I keep forgetting about to add the shipping price. Sorry for my inconvenience and the overbudget hardware.
 
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hmm, the zalman 9700 is approaching £40 - £50, i dont want to spending that on a cpu cooler, even though it is really nice. the silent knight is still winning, seeing as it matches my case rather nicely.
 
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hmm, the zalman 9700 is approaching £40 - £50, i dont want to spending that on a cpu cooler, even though it is really nice. the silent knight is still winning, seeing as it matches my case rather nicely.
W00T!!!!!!!!! The 9700's blue LEDs got PWNED!!
 
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hmm, the zalman 9700 is approaching £40 - £50, i dont want to spending that on a cpu cooler, even though it is really nice. the silent knight is still winning, seeing as it matches my case rather nicely.
With that 5000+ you'll need something that will keep it cool. I wish i had bought the 9700, :slap: I'm now really thinking about going to water cooling
 

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W00T!!!!!!!!! The 9700's blue LEDs got PWNED!!
Huh? What do you mean exactly. This is not constructive conversation at all... The silent knight was/used to be more expensive. Apparently it's not anymore. No "PWNing" going on here...:shadedshu
 
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now i think water cooling would be a next step, but im unsure. im going to shop around a bit and see how cheap i can get a 9700 mind, it does look really nice and ive noticed alot of people use them, so it must be good.
 
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The copper 9700 uses a blue LED, I could take a picture of it for you when I get home from work. There is a Nvidia themed version which is nickel plated and uses a green led fan.