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CPU cooler upgrade

BluJay614
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So, budgeting $60-70 MAX(Under $50 prefered) for a new CPU cooler. Here is my current specs:

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (14nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $80.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $25.00
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $73.30
Memory Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory Purchased For $69.30
Storage Toshiba XG5 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $67.49
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $39.99
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card Purchased For $70.00
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $36.91
Power Supply Corsair Builder 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $19.95
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 PWM PST CO 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan Purchased For $8.21
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 PWM PST CO 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan Purchased For $8.21
Monitor Acer VG240Y Pbiip 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Wired Standard Keyboard Purchased For $99.99
Mouse SteelSeries Rival 110 Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $0.00
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total $598.35
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-27 22:03 EDT-0400  

(Bought a new keyboard today, and it is on it's way. I didn't include any of my audio equipment either)
The CPU is currently OC to 4.1GHz under 4V (I don't remember exactly what it is. My desktop is in my dorm, and I'm at my folk's place thanks to the My Sharona Cyrus flying around). RAM is OC to 2933 CL14. The system is quiet with the case fans and CPU cooler at full speed, but that little cooler can't seem to take the OC under extended heavy loads. What's worse, the only thing that SEEMS to be holding me back from 4.125GHz @1.4V is thermals. In winter, if I open my window and have a fan blow cold air from outside straight at the front of the case, it can hold its own. I turn it off and close the window, and we are back in the upper 90s to 100C.
Now, there are a few that I do have my eyes on, but higher prices/availability/size constraints have really made things difficult to pick out what I would like.
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B - $48.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZYB8K77/ref=sspa_dk_detail_6?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B06ZYB8K77&pd_rd_w=hdjQR&pf_rd_p=48d372c1-f7e1-4b8b-9d02-4bd86f5158c5&pd_rd_wg=K6dw0&pf_rd_r=1M3KKHWGN3GCFERN232C&pd_rd_r=233009d6-3665-4672-97a3-bd533ea2f445&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyNVhEMTFTVTJYUk40JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODMxNzUzV0FEWjVTWDY0SzFZJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5NTgzOTkyNEVRV0dRM0VFOU9ZJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

be quiet! Pure Rock - $43

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OB40ULU?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE - $30

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076LQ2HBW?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1

Arctic Freezer II 240 (Provided it comes back in stock) - $66.06

https://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/kits-systems-and-aios/all-in-one-cpu/25785/liquid-freezer-ii-240-all-in-one-water-cooling?sPartner=googleshoppingusa&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhZr1BRCLARIsALjRVQPV-cbjT14xb_naLrXAPd-fc-J7KRLzxVbCjGHF6PiA8OlY6bKgQ0QaAjeJEALw_wcB

 

I'm also considering buying Noiseblocker NB-eLoop 120mm fans, but that is also up in the air.
 

I would appreciate any input on these options, or any others that would be better. Aestetics really isn't an issue, as there is no side panel window.
Interior picture:
 

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The case actually has more clearance than specified. 159mm coolers like the Hyper 212 BE seem to fit fine and maybe 160mm coolers like the NH-D14. Some examples here: https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/by_part/Yn7CmG#h=713,709,8,52,92

 

I don't think the Pure Rock and Freezer 33 eSports ONE aren't worth upgrading to. 

If you're aiming for low cost performance, the Neptwin V2 is a good option: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S0Q1XL6

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4 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

The case actually has more clearance than specified.

Have you worked with the case before?

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1 minute ago, BluJay614 said:

Have you worked with the case before?

Nope. There are examples online of the case with various coolers. 

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9 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

I don't think the Pure Rock and Freezer 33 eSports ONE aren't worth upgrading to. 

If you're aiming for low cost performance, the Neptwin V2 is a good option

Why are the Pure Rock and Freezer 33 eSports ONE not worth upgrading to over the M9a?
Also, why do you recommend the Neptwin V2 in particular?

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6 minutes ago, BluJay614 said:

Why are the Pure Rock and Freezer 33 eSports ONE not worth upgrading to over the M9a?
Also, why do you recommend the Neptwin V2 in particular?

They're just not that much of an upgrade and temps are probably not going to improve enough to be good considering you're already hitting 90-100c. For the price, there are also better coolers like the Hans: https://www.amazon.com/Reeven-Cooler-Heatsink-Heatpipes-LGA1151/dp/B07YNHQ8KK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=reeven+hans&qid=1588063856&sr=8-1

The Neptwin V2 is the cheapest cooler I saw that provides a significant upgrade in cooling. If you don't mind spending more, there are plenty of similarly or better performing alternatives for a bit more. The mentioned Mugen 5 Rev. B and Liquid Freezer II 240 are good options at their respective prices. Another good option is the Fuma 2: https://www.amazon.com/Original-Design-Towers-Cooler-SCFM-2000/dp/B07QMK5R45

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6 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

They're just not that much of an upgrade and temps are probably not going to improve enough to be good considering you're already hitting 90-100c. For the price, there are also better coolers like the Hans: https://www.amazon.com/Reeven-Cooler-Heatsink-Heatpipes-LGA1151/dp/B07YNHQ8KK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=reeven+hans&qid=1588063856&sr=8-1

The Neptwin V2 is the cheapest cooler I saw that provides a significant upgrade in cooling. If you don't mind spending more, there are plenty of similarly or better performing alternatives for a bit more. The mentioned Mugen 5 Rev. B and Liquid Freezer II 240 are good options at their respective prices. Another good option is the Fuma 2: https://www.amazon.com/Original-Design-Towers-Cooler-SCFM-2000/dp/B07QMK5R45

From the sound of things, the brands that either aren't well known (or at least here in the US) are actually superior to the better known brands. Save Noctua.

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On 5/8/2020 at 1:21 PM, BluJay614 said:

Noctua U12S AM4, or Scythe (Mugen 5B, Fuma 2, or Ninja 5)?

The Fuma 2 is the best performer out of the list. 

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