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Old October 27, 2011, 06:46 AM
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Motherboard: M5A97 (AM3+ socket)
Processer: AMD Phenom II 965

I'll be putting an FX 8150 in when it arrives next month, so any cooler should fit both CPU's.


My system is overheating with the stock cooler while playing BF3 and keeps on crashing. I would like to put in a new cooler to:
A) keep things cooler and prevent BSOD/random restarts
B) quiet things down (the stock cooler is LOUD)

I am NOT overclocking, and would like to spend no more than $60 CAD.

Any ideas?
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Old October 27, 2011, 07:17 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy Zalman CNPS9900A LED CPU Cooler 120MM Blue LED Fan LGA1366 1156 1155 775 AM3 AM2 754 939 940 W/STG2 - ZALMAN TECH - CNPS9900A LED - in Canada

This cooler has worked for me flawlessly on my X4, X6 builds. Used it 5 times, its quiet even at full speed and it does an amazing job of cooling the CPU.

NCIX.com - Buy Antec Kuhler H20 620 Liquid CPU Cooling System LGA775/1155/1156/1366 AM2/AM3/AM3/FM1 + 2000RPM - Antec - KUHLER H20620 - in Canada

If you have a little more cash beyond $60 to spend after taxes I would suggest the cooler above.

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Old October 27, 2011, 07:36 AM
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Venomous X RT..around $60 at canadadirect.ca I am running it with my 1090T with an ASUS M5A99X (AMD 3+) board.
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Old October 27, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Well, I picked up a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 cooler from CBIT at lunch. I also grabbed another 120mm fan to supplement the existing rear fan in my case. I'll set it to exhaust out through the top of the case.

I guess I'll have some fun disassembling my computer so I can install this thing.
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Old October 27, 2011, 02:23 PM
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coolermaster hyper 212+ $30 or less.
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Old October 27, 2011, 03:04 PM
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+1 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212+, it can be pricematched for 20$ sometimes

Link: NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM - COOLERMASTER - RR-B10-212P-G1 - in Canada

I have a few of them, use them on a lot of builds. I now use a Noctua NH-d14 its a monster, i bought it on sale for $59.99 (Rae sale price)
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+1 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212+, it can be pricematched for 20$ sometimes

Link: NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM - COOLERMASTER - RR-B10-212P-G1 - in Canada

I have a few of them, use them on a lot of builds. I now use a Noctua NH-d14 its a monster, i bought it on sale for $59.99 (Rae sale price)
I agree. CM Hyper 212+ is cheap and gets the job done. Even if you want to OC a little in the future it's still possible with the CM.
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Well, I put the Xigmatek in, as well as my new case fan. So far so good. I ran a few benchmarks, including 3D Mark 11, Unigine Heaven and a few hours of BF3. CPU temps don't rise above 41C under load. What a difference from having my computer crash because the cooling system couldn't handle BF3 or even the CPU test in 3D Mark.

My next question now: I'd like install a fan at the top vent on my case (Thermaltake V4). However, I have clearence issues. A 120x120x25 fan contacts the Ram and the small MB power cord. Is there such a thing as a low profile fan? Say, no deeper than 12.5mm?
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Well, I put the Xigmatek in, as well as my new case fan. So far so good. I ran a few benchmarks, including 3D Mark 11, Unigine Heaven and a few hours of BF3. CPU temps don't rise above 41C under load. What a difference from having my computer crash because the cooling system couldn't handle BF3 or even the CPU test in 3D Mark.

My next question now: I'd like install a fan at the top vent on my case (Thermaltake V4). However, I have clearence issues. A 120x120x25 fan contacts the Ram and the small MB power cord. Is there such a thing as a low profile fan? Say, no deeper than 12.5mm?

NCIX.com - Buy Scythe KAZE-JYUNI Slip Stream Slim 120MM 12MM Cooling Fan 1600RPM 28.8DB 38CFM - Scythe - SY1212SL12M - in Canada

This one will do the trick. 12mm.

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Old October 28, 2011, 06:47 AM
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Right on, Thanks. That is exactly what I'm looking for.
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