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Best Budget CPU Cooler

Budget (including currency): $75 or less

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: playing rb6

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

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The Hyper 212 RGB Black (if you already have it) should be good enough, but the best cooler in that price range is the Fuma 2 for $60. There's also the Thermalright Macho Rev.B as an option for $52.

 

Personally (as you can see in my sig) I would go Fuma 2.

 

CPU: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor  Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi  CPU Cooler: Scythe Fuma 2  GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra  RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) 3000Mhz CL15

Case: CoolerMaster TD500 Mesh PSU: Thermaltake GF1 750w Storage: 1TB Western Digital Blue 3D + 1TB Crucial P1 + 1TB ADATA XPG Gammix S11 Pro + 4TB Seagate Barracuda 5400RPM OS: Windows 10 Home

Headphones: Philips SHP9500s   Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Cherry MX Red  Displays: Gigabyte M27Q (27" 1440p 170hz IPS), Samsung UN32EH4003FXZA (32" 768p 60hz TV)

 

Former parts that I've used: Acer XG270HU, Asus Dual OC 2080, Gigabyte Aorus Master 3080, Gigabyte Gaming OC 3080, ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4-CB, ADATA XPG 2400Mhz CL16 2x8GB (could OC to 3000Mhz CL16),

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1 minute ago, MrBrightSyde said:

The Hyper 212 RGB Black (if you already have it) should be good enough, but the best cooler in that price range is the Fuma 2 for $60. There's also the Thermalright Macho Rev.B as an option for $52.

 

Personally (as you can see in my sig) I would go Fuma 2.

 

Thank you 

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23 minutes ago, MrBrightSyde said:

The Hyper 212 RGB Black (if you already have it) should be good enough, but the best cooler in that price range is the Fuma 2 for $60. There's also the Thermalright Macho Rev.B as an option for $52.

 

Personally (as you can see in my sig) I would go Fuma 2.

 

damn dude I didnt know that cooler existed thats really great value for a double tower @ $60 

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59 minutes ago, Lamaj4Lif3 said:

Budget (including currency): $75 or less

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: playing rb6

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QMK5R45/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A1K48CS0K3BRLW&psc=1

Scythe Fuma 2. Done deal. Take everybody else's advice, It's just amazing. 

 

It performs as well as a noctua dh-15 or whatever, Dark rock pro, ect. ect. At about 3/5 the cost. On a side note, I would like to tell you that for that price, you really shouldn't be focusing on RGB ram, b550, and $60 coolers. I'd personally put the saved money into a better gpu (5700 with a non-stock cooler (dont buy the AMD blower version), and upgrade the PSU to something I'm not worried may blow up (jk, It's decent, but seriously. 450w non-modular and GOLD rating? C'mon), and get same actual case fans in my case (arctic p12 value pack of 5 fans). Otherwise, decent build Happy building!

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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the included cooler with the cpu

pc specs:

 

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i5 4590

16gb ddr3 1600mhz

optiplex 9020mt motherboard

256gb ssd, 2tb hdd

xfx rx 570 8gb

optiplex 9020mt case

thermaltake 500w smart

 

 

optiplex gaming pcs > flashy gaming pcs 

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1 hour ago, Brok3n But who cares? said:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QMK5R45/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?smid=A1K48CS0K3BRLW&psc=1

Scythe Fuma 2. Done deal. Take everybody else's advice, It's just amazing. 

 

It performs as well as a noctua dh-15 or whatever, Dark rock pro, ect. ect. At about 3/5 the cost. On a side note, I would like to tell you that for that price, you really shouldn't be focusing on RGB ram, b550, and $60 coolers. I'd personally put the saved money into a better gpu (5700 with a non-stock cooler (dont buy the AMD blower version), and upgrade the PSU to something I'm not worried may blow up (jk, It's decent, but seriously. 450w non-modular and GOLD rating? C'mon), and get same actual case fans in my case (arctic p12 value pack of 5 fans). Otherwise, decent build Happy building!

So you'd suggest getting ASUS RX 5700XT STRIX OC? Whats the difference between modular and non. ? BitFenix Gold 450w Gold is that enough not to blow up 😅? Should I go with the Corsair Vengence LTX then for RAM?

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Wraith Prism someone didnt use with their system. Free from a buddy that went water cooling maybe??

 

 

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Non-modular means all the cables are in one mess, if you dont use them, you stuff them somewhere. Semi modular means you can controls about 1/2 of the cabels you use, fully modular is you have full control over the cables. If you don't use one, you can just unplug it. imho the XFX 5700xt Thicc III ultra is the best card, but other ones can work too. 

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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The 212 black is fine, I have it on my HTPC and it works great. But why do you have a micro-ATX board in an ATX case, I woudn't do that

My PCs:

VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 2x Corsair ML120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED (4K 60hz) || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) || HP All-in-One (Unspecified Haswell i7, 8GB DDR3, Crucial MX500 500GB ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

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18 hours ago, orbitalbuzzsaw said:

The 212 black is fine, I have it on my HTPC and it works great. But why do you have a micro-ATX board in an ATX case, I woudn't do that

I thought that micro atx is compatible with atx ?

On 8/23/2020 at 1:01 AM, Lamaj4Lif3 said:

So you'd suggest getting ASUS RX 5700XT STRIX OC? Whats the difference between modular and non. ? BitFenix Gold 450w Gold is that enough not to blow up 😅? Should I go with the Corsair Vengence LTX then for RAM?

& my goal is to get 

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