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Cooler for the 860k

ironf15t

42 months ago

Hi all!

I was just after some recommendations of a better cooler than the stock one i got when i bought my CPU :)

Doesn't have to be top of the range, just an improvement :)

Thanks!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you talking about the AMD Athlon X4 860K?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, sorry :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

So are you looking to overclock, or just need something quieter than the stock AMD cooler?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just something quieter and to reduce the heat :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

And probably more expensive than a silent cooler should cost. :)

The CRYORIG M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler is a cheaper choice for non-overclockers from the same brand.

Even a cheap ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT should be fine.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got the Noctua NH-U12S: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/wjmLrH/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s

Probably a little higher than you want to pay, but if you can find a deal on it, you won't regret it. It is a fantastic cooler and ultimately very quiet. My thermal margins according to AMD Overdrive never got lower than 32c under load, thermal margin at 68-70c at idle. Nothing overclocked.

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