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Old 12-06-2010, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering getting a new cpu cooler.

I have a Sunbeam 92 CCF. I want something with better performance and under $60.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could try this Newegg.com - Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

or if thats too much you could go for this Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V6 RR-V6SV-22PR-R1 DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket and buy an extra fan and it does a good job at cooling. i have no complaints, its been running my i7 mid 30's on idle
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I'm considering the Noctua. OH and I forgot to mention its an AMD board so AM2,+,3.
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I just got the Xigmatek Balder. Seems to work pretty well- dropped from 40-50 degrees to 23 degrees after 10hrs of folding.
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler

This is on my list too.

The balder looks good too. Though the surface space and material shows weakness compared to the others.

But I think It's between the Noctua and this Corsair.
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I'd go with the Noctua. Build quality is unparalleled, it runs silent even when at max load, and it works pretty darn well. What more could you want?
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I'd go with the Noctua. Build quality is unparalleled, it runs silent even when at max load, and it works pretty darn well. What more could you want?
Well I think I might be sold on it than. Sounds like a good thing. Now lets hope I can squeeze the cash.

EDIT: Does the Noctua come with the AMD compatibility back plate?

From what I read it doesn't and buying one puts me over budget. Ideas?

EDIT EDIT: Ok after some thought I don't want to settle and I want to go ahead and get th NH-U12 but I'll need to save up. I'd rather be patient than have buyers remorse because I went with something else.

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You should be able to use your existing AMD backplate.
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The instructions for the balder were it's only weak point, as they were extremely unclear about AMD installation. However, I did end up using the stock bracket and it's worked fine so far.

I had just suggested the Balder because it's cheap and works really well. I ran it with a push/pull config to get temps that low. I totally support that Noctua, though; I'm glad I didn't have the money or else I'd have bought that (glad because I wouldn't even come close to needing it).
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Well all in all I decided to wait on it and get the best since I want to start doing some OCing. But I'll need to save either way. Atleast for now I have a decent aftermarket cooler so I'll be good for the basics.
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