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Shai-tan
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Good value Tower AM2 CPU cooler

Post by Shai-tan » Mon May 03, 2010 5:03 am

Hi Guys,
Anyone know of a good value Tower CPU cooler for AM2 that can be turned 90% so its in east/west configuration? Not really interested in spending too much.

Cheers,

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Post by loimlo » Mon May 03, 2010 6:58 am

I've summarized a list of AMD correct orientation for myself, and I think it will give you a hand as well.

Noctua NH-U12P
Zerotherm Zen
Scythe Ninja 2
Scythe Mugen 2
Scythe Katana 3
2PCOM 1264U
OC3 Red Sea
JP 1366/1366S
Coolermaster 212PLUS
Coolermaster TX3
Arctic cooling Freezer 64 Pro PWM

That's what I've used and confirmed before. I hope it will do you good.

Shai-tan
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Post by Shai-tan » Tue May 04, 2010 12:15 pm

wow thanks for that. Ill check out the prices in nz. I already have a noctua and since they sent me the new mounting system for free its been running awesome. Now a need a cheaper one for my 2nd box

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Post by widdlecat » Wed May 05, 2010 9:42 am

If you plan on going with passive cooling, you can add the Thermalright HR-01 plus to the list. The new AM2/AM3 bolt through mount rev. 2 allows for 90* rotation.
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Post by BlackWhizz » Thu May 06, 2010 8:28 am

Any S775 cooler + Xigmatek ACK775 bolt thru kit (ACK775 "converts" the mounting holes for AM2/AM3 to S775 holes.
My quiet P180 Mini PC
Q6600 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + TR Bolt Thru | MSI R5770 (soon a)Arctic Accelero S1 rev 2 | 4Gb ram | Asus P5Q-VM | 2.6TB storage | OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w

Shai-tan
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Post by Shai-tan » Thu May 06, 2010 12:48 pm

so does the S775 bolt thru kit will allow 90degree turning with AM2?

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Post by BlackWhizz » Thu May 06, 2010 10:10 pm

Shai-tan wrote:so does the S775 bolt thru kit will allow 90degree turning with AM2?
Yup :) You can go north, east, south and west side ;)
My quiet P180 Mini PC
Q6600 Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + TR Bolt Thru | MSI R5770 (soon a)Arctic Accelero S1 rev 2 | 4Gb ram | Asus P5Q-VM | 2.6TB storage | OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w

Shai-tan
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Post by Shai-tan » Fri May 07, 2010 4:54 pm

Dammit I can't find one in NZ lol. Actually, searching google for ACK775 bolt through doesn't give me the results I need.

Can you send me a link to the product so I can possibly get some more details to find one here in NZ.

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Post by BlackWhizz » Sat May 08, 2010 3:29 am

ACK-ATI775

Damn, i thought i spelled it right :$ Sorry :oops:
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Post by Lawrence Lee » Sat May 08, 2010 3:09 pm

I recommend the Hyper 212 Plus:
http://www.impc.co.nz/products/kt_rr-b10-212p-g1.html

May want to replace the fan though, it's a bit on the lousy side noise-wise.

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Post by loimlo » Sun May 09, 2010 6:44 am

Yes, as Lawrence Lee said, 212 Plus's fan is pretty mediocre in terms of sound performance. It spins too fast and loud by SPCR standard.

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Post by cuizinier » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:47 pm

I am happy with the mugen 2 ...

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