CPU Cooling

I'm trying to build a gaming pc for under $900 and I'm looking into alternative cooling for the AMD 8350 (since that is the one complaint I've read about it).  My case is the nzxt Phantom 410 so just about anything should fit into it.

Right now my build is at $875 so that gives about a $50 budget for the cooler. (But I could probably stretch that a bit further given the need)


EDIT: If there is any chance the Cooler could come with thermal paste pre-applied that would be ideal.

On pcpartpicker.com I saw a Corsair H60 cooler for 49.99$. There's a 20 dollar mail-in rebate right now on newegg.

or coolermaster saidom 120 XL LC cooler.

if you wantto go for a aircooler there are many things to choose for 50 dollar max.

Coolermaster V6 GT

Coolermaster 212 Evo

Phanteks PH-TC12DX


Xigmatek Dark Knight II 

Phanteks PH-TC12DX 

Cooler master TPC 812

Arctic Cooling i30 

Thermaltake Frio 

Thats all ive been able to find that would be worth the money, personally id go with the Xigmatek or Phanteks though.

Night gave the best advice here. I'd really recommend the Dark Knight II as well.

research your MB choice against those huge aircoolers to avoid ram fit issues.

also consider the reliable Noctua NH-D14 


ps, the Noctua NH-D14 comes with termal paste

lol thermal

Xigmatek Dark Knight II 

This will suit all your needs, and is relatively small compared to other CPU heatsinks.

Or, you could save up and get a Noctua NH-D14. But keep in mind, that CPU headsink is freaking huge and won't let you have high profile RAM.