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what is the best cooler i can get for less than $40

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i know about the hyper 212 evo and the thermalright true arrow, i was wondering if there were any better ones for around the same price of if i should just go ahead and get the evo

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It looks like the EVO is the best.  However there seems to be a handful of coolers that are just about on par (withing 1-3 degrees) and pretty close in price.  So if you don't like the looks of the EVO maybe try something else.

 

Here's one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&Tpk=night%20hawk

 

This shows the Havik 140 at 3 degrees warmer than the EVO on the same setup.  And then the Night Hawk a degree cooler than the Havik 140 on another setup.  So I figure the Night Hawk might be 2 degrees warmer than the EVO?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011&Tpk=havik%20140

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermalright-Archon-SB-E-X2-CPU-Cooler-Review/1741/6

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Prolimatech-Panther-CPU-Cooler-Review/1475/6

 

 

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The 212 is the only cooler to buy IMHO, it will take any good newer processor into a nice overclock and you don't go broke. You'll be paying much more than that for just maybe 0.2-0.3ghz more (which matters even less when your chip is at like 4.5-4.7ghz)

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Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R, from the Marketplace forum here:

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=172693&hl=cnps9900max-r

 

I have one and it's great, never will get in the way of a memory slot. Great cooling as well, better than the EVO. It pains me to see that one go unpurchased for so long.

I can get behind this, I'm happy with mine :)

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