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Old 07-04-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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So My new 955 is supposed to come any day now. (i got the snail-mail) and I am looking for a good CPU cooler for it. I already have the Vigor Monsoon III on my Phenom 9600 rig, and I could use that, but I pretty much want the best because I plan to OC. A lot. I am willing to buy pretty much any air cooler, but my max budget is about $100. Is there one that will really be better? Thanks.
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The all copper True 120 is the best performing cooler once it has been fully lapped. It is expensive though.

Thermalright TRUE Copper CPU Cooler

Otherwise, anything from this list will work: Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:58 PM   #3
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Should I buy this one, AR?
It just looks like too good a deal to pass up. I figure if the bracket isn't included, I could get one somewhwere else.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835185064R
It's #1 on the most silent list...
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I would recommend a TRUE, Dark Knight, or Thor's Hammer.
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OK then, Rohan. How would those compare to the SCORC or th monsoon III?
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Forgot to mention.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0309170

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OK then, Rohan. How would those compare to the SCORC or th monsoon III?
You tell me.
http://images.tweaktown.com/imageban...iii_lt_017.jpg
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Ummmm.... Rohan, that first one you posted is intel only, and I get 404 forbidden on the 2nd.
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Ummmm.... Rohan, that first one you posted is intel only, and I get 404 forbidden on the 2nd.
You can buy a bracket.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/170...er/index6.html
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:16 AM   #9
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Would it be better than the SCORC once I put a high-RPM fan on it?
Because I plan to.
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Here's how the SCORC-1000 compares to the ones rohan listed: Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 Low Noise Heatsink Review.

You'll have to scroll down a bit to find it.
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