Which cooler is good, but not too big?

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paradox_freak
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Hello forum and Rodney!

I am planning on getting myself a new computer (with amd processor phenom II 965 - am3 socket) and would like to put another cpu cooler instead of stock one.
So I would like your opinion which cooler is good enough and is not too big (like scythe mugen 2) but is capable to cool down processor better than the stock one? I won't be overclocking.

Thanks!

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meroswarrior
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Do you have a budget?

paradox_freak
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100 dollars is my maximum budget

sandiegoborn32
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus.

Perfect cooling and the perfect price.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU OC'd from 2.33GHz to 3.01GHz 3GB 1066MHz G Skill RAM 2 Radeon HD 4850s running in CrossfireX w/ dedicated physx Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS

meroswarrior
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You could go with a Corsair H50 for under 100$! It's great! Quick and easy water cooling setup perfect for OC'ing ( ex. phenom ii x4 965 black ) Keeps your temps low
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3AexC58RCc
If you prefer air cooling, you can use the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 or the Cooler Master suggested above.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
I heard that some of them are very cheap as the fans came DOA

paradox_freak
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Thanks guys, you were very helpful, think I'm gonna choose between Freezer and Hyper 212 cause H50 exceeds my budget limit (at least in my country) :(

Cheers!

slugbug
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How about a Cooler Master V8?

Razear
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The CM V8 is HUGE.

paradox_freak
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Ohh yes V8, that one might do as well :) and its in my budget allowance, thanks for the heads up guys. It would look very nice in HAF 932.

meroswarrior
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atfifYszi84&feature=sub
$20? Cheap as hell and performs awesome!

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