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Best Aftermarket Heat Sink for AMD Phenom X2 550

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I've had my AMD Phenom X2 550 Black Edition on 3.2ghz and unlocked 4 cores for a LONG time now on STOCK cooling.

 

Ready to make an UPGRADE to a better heatsink.

 

I would really like to see my CPU break +4.0GHZ.

 

THX.

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I am going to assume  you are not including closed loop water?

if thats the case:

 

This is the king of the hill

 

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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17258/cpu-tri-90/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow_SB-E_Extreme_Dual_Fan_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_2011_AM2_AM2_AM3_AM3_FM1.html?tl=g48c373s966

 

I misread the CPU you are cooling,

This would work well for the x 2 550

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2923&product_name=Hyper%20212%20Plus

 

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Anything that works well on a Phenom II X4 will work great on an unlocked X2.

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Hyper 212 Evo is the best solution for you.

Edited by Smiki007

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Just get the EVO, anything more than that isn't worth it considering the platform your're running.

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EVO by Cooler Master was the choice ALL Along, I just didn't know if my MID TOWER ATX CASE would

 

be able to squeeze a 120cm Heatsink.

 

I am using the CMStorm Scout MID ATX now.

 

I might be able to do the Cooler Master 92cm as well.

 

With the purchase of an additional 92cm fan or a 120cm fan depening on which will fit.

 

ThermalRight is a watercooling system that could or would be interesting, if I had an NXRT or an inWinGROne FULL TOWER Case.

 

Appreciate the advice.

 

PS.  Wow, i just noticed that Thermal Right is a BEAST.  I wonder if it's worth, the double the cost price, compared to the Cooler Master Evo.

 

Will research, however, won't be able to guarantee a purchase of that ThermalRight 154cm BEASTSINK.

Edited by GreatWhiteBoy

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I am going to assume  you are not including closed loop water?

if thats the case:

 

This is the king of the hill

 

cpu-tri-90.jpg   136482141-450x450-0-0_thermalright+therm

 

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17258/cpu-tri-90/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow_SB-E_Extreme_Dual_Fan_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_2011_AM2_AM2_AM3_AM3_FM1.html?tl=g48c373s966

 

I misread the CPU you are cooling,

This would work well for the x 2 550

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2923&product_name=Hyper%20212%20Plus

 

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I was also looking at the Zalman CPU Heatsinks as well, and I was wondering why in the world are those Zalman being beaten out by the Cooler Master 212 Evo???

 

I already recognize how Mazing the Zalman Cooling is for Graphics Cards GPUs.

 

Thoughts....

 

Cooler Master Evo 212 vs. Zalman (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046)

 

The Cooler Master 212 Evo is around the exact SAME price as this Zalman, IF you purchase an XTRA 120mm fan 4 the Cooler Master, which, is what everyone does anyway. 

 

Only difference, is that Zalman, is just a HAIR more difficult to put on your CPU with the CLAMPING process, although, sheez, the Zalman, sure is beautiful.

 

and now we CAN recycle Pennies bettur.

 

let me know, if I should bump this as an independent topic.

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