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    Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    more specifically a 1055T.

    I'm generally looking at scan.co.uk

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Arcti...-to-130-Watts!!

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...opper-Block%29

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa...6-1366-AM2-AM3

    obviously id like to spend the least possible... but can stretch to the akasa if its reaslly worth it

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    What case are you using?

    Of all of thoes, I'd say, none
    For a cheap cooler this one http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...M2-AM2plus-AM3

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    NZXT lexa S... thing is that's not in stock...

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Ahhh that's good, the issue you can have with tower coolers on amd is they tend to only be fitted in one way and some will end up up/down alignment only.
    However for a lower mounted psu design case like the Lexa S that's not an issue as you can just have the hot air from the cooler blowing stright out of the top of the case.

    So decent low cost, Xigmatek S1283 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...uad-Core-Ready

    Bit more money but a bit better
    Titan Fenrir V2 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Titan...366-K8-AM2-AM3)

    Scythe Mugen 2 (ebuyer have it slightly cheaper than scan) http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158603

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    The coolermaster hyper 212 plus I carnt find in stock anywhere at a decent price which is a shame as its exactly what im looking for.

    The Gelid Tranquillo might be another option too.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gelid...0-AM2-AM2plus-

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    http://web6.scan.co.uk/aspnet/produc..._icmp=5tOZc1e2

    If you add it from that page, you will get free delivery on the item in question as well

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    http://web6.scan.co.uk/aspnet/produc..._icmp=5tOZc1e2

    If you add it from that page, you will get free delivery on the item in question as well
    That's the Uni not the Plus It's not as good.
    But for £18 + free delivery that's worth it.

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Would it mount any direction like the hyper still?

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    ended up going with the xigmatek due to reading some good reviews on it, also I realised that I was so tempted to get the scorpion one, but it was an extra £9 for some leds or whatever so went for the cheaper option, if it doesn't perform too well I will probably treat myself to a corsaid H50 or hyper 212 at a later date.

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Watercooling is the way to go.

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Quote Originally Posted by xStatic View Post
    Watercooling is the way to go.
    ..if you want to spend as much for it as you paid the rig, in this case.

    It's just not economically sensible.

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Ahhh that's good, the issue you can have with tower coolers on amd is they tend to only be fitted in one way and some will end up up/down alignment only.
    However for a lower mounted psu design case like the Lexa S that's not an issue as you can just have the hot air from the cooler blowing stright out of the top of the case.

    So decent low cost, Xigmatek S1283 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...uad-Core-Ready

    Bit more money but a bit better
    Titan Fenrir V2 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Titan...366-K8-AM2-AM3)

    Scythe Mugen 2 (ebuyer have it slightly cheaper than scan) http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158603
    A timely thread, my Xigmatek S1283 turns up today. Looked up the review on SPCR and it was rather glowing. Well glowing for SPCR anyway, they would probably complain a stationary brick was deafening due to the rush of ambient air over the rough surface or something

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    xigmatek didn't actually fit in my lexa S, so now I am planning on getting a H50 as I realise I made a school boy error and got a crap that has limited options for CPU cooling, however, H50 will look cool, be quiet and cool well so all is not lost.

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Quote Originally Posted by Queelis View Post
    ..if you want to spend as much for it as you paid the rig, in this case.

    It's just not economically sensible.
    actually you get a water cooling kit for £45 to £60. (Corsair H50 for example)

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Quote Originally Posted by xStatic View Post
    actually you get a water cooling kit for £45 to £60. (Corsair H50 for example)
    Well yes, but it doesn't perform any better than a high-end air cooler and it requires you to reverse your airflow which is silly.

    I thought you meant proper W/C, with radiators, pumps, hoses all separate and expensive

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    Re: Best CPU cooler for AMD>

    Quote Originally Posted by montecarlos View Post
    xigmatek didn't actually fit in my lexa S, so now I am planning on getting a H50 as I realise I made a school boy error and got a crap that has limited options for CPU cooling, however, H50 will look cool, be quiet and cool well so all is not lost.
    I don't know what you where trying to do but it should easily fit inside the Lexa S

    Here's a lexa S with a TRUE inside it

    It's near enough the same size as the xigmatek s1283 (same height)
    TRUE with fan, 159mm tall, 132mm wide 69mm deep
    S1283 with fan, 160mm tall, 120mm wide, 77mm deep

    You should have no issues fitting it inside the Lexa S

    Oh and
    Quote Originally Posted by xStatic View Post
    Watercooling is the way to go.
    I ignored this as it looked just like a spam post, totally ignoring the original "low cost" requirement, just giving a vague nonsensical reply.
    Now you've actually said you mean the corsair h50, Yes, it'll be better than the s1283, however it's 3 times the price and it's not 3 times as good.
    The S1283 is not the best air cooler out there, however it's still very good and the difference between good and top end really isn't that much at all.
    And at a cost of £20 the s1283 is amazing value for money.

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