Question Best Cheap Generic best value for money CPU Cooler

Arun05

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Which cheap generic ALIEXPRESS cooler is better(Something with no brand name or Aigo Darkflash or Alsys etc)

6 heatpipe and 1/2/3 90mm dual tower type cooler
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6 heatpipe and 1/2 120mm fan single tower type cooler

I don't care about noise all I need is the best one to keep the CPU cool I use a i5-4590 planning to buy R5 3600
I know that even the stock intel fan is ok for thr 4590 but when gaming it goes up to 80C and I don't like how the stock cooler looks

and a few more questions
Motherboard i use is a cheap biostar H81MHV3 which is a PCIE2.0 and i use a Red Devil RX580 Golden on it(is this wrong?) and the card runs on 1411 MHZ by default and always runs around 75-90 degree on the default fan config I didn't anything to overclock it I just use MSI Afterburner to monitor the temps. Any advices on improving performance or temps or is it better to leave things as it is?

I use a Chiptronex Raptor RGB case with 3 intake fans on front and 1 intake fan on the top first and two exhaust fan on top middle and top last and another exhaust fan on the back total 7 fans.(is this fine?)

Sadly can't mount anything more than a 120mm radiator with this case bcoz the Motherboard and RAM would not allow enough space to mount the radiator(240/360) on top and no mounting points for radiator at front of the case, so have to go with a air cooler.

I have a 8GB Dual rank single stick 1600MHZ RAM can I add any random 8GB Single stick ram with 1600MHZ and will it run on dual channel?

I live in Pondicherry, India so ambient temps are always 30C or above.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions and advice
 
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TJ Hooker

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I use a Chiptronex Raptor RGB case with 3 intake fans on front and 1 intake fan on the top first and two exhaust fan on top middle and top last and another exhaust fan on the back total 7 fans.(is this fine?)
All rear and top fans should be exhaust. 7 fans is plenty. If you want to maintain approximately neutral case air pressure you could even disable/remove the front most top fan entirely.

You should look into undervolting your RX 580.

Edit: If you're upgrading soon why not just stick it out with your stock Intel cooler for a bit longer? The stock cooler that comes with the 3600 should be a big improvement.
 
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The R5 3600's cooler is sufficient, but this one will be plenty, for your needs.

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32956437577.html?spm=2114.12057483.0.0.5f244d44riJDeh

Can you please suggest me which will provide better cooling among them
I found a 6 heatpipe version of the snowman cooler which you have shared above a few other coolers too

1. 6 heatpipe, 2 Fan(2x90mm), 2 towers (can't add 3 fans because my motherboard/RAM/Case wont let me)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32986572385.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.777d3c00XhG20w&mp=1

2. This is identical to no.1 but the pipes are closer and in no.1 the pipes have some more space between them you can see it in the pics wil that make any difference?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33055350285.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.163f3c00EY3eLN&mp=1

3. 6 heatpipe, 2 Fan(2x120mm), signle towers (I think this is the 6 heatpipe version of the snowman)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32960406803.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.51bc26f7i5H5vQ&algo_pvid=28a7c118-2c4c-4d36-bc47-e55926126bcb&algo_expid=28a7c118-2c4c-4d36-bc47-e55926126bcb-3&btsid=4db0a52d-0397-4a52-8058-717438d20f23&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_53

4. 5 Heatpipe, 2 Fan(2x120mm I have an extra 120mm Fan around the pack comes with just 1 fan), single tower
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33038907107.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.7e0b10d0GxSHLh&algo_pvid=c88fab33-96a7-490a-a500-8ca03ac1f565&algo_expid=c88fab33-96a7-490a-a500-8ca03ac1f565-0&btsid=970e803b-13c6-4a09-9375-ff44d38d3080&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_53


5. 6 heatpipe, 2 Fan(2x120mm), signle towers (price is high but is it worth the high price?)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32993609816.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.51bc26f7i5H5vQ&algo_pvid=28a7c118-2c4c-4d36-bc47-e55926126bcb&algo_expid=28a7c118-2c4c-4d36-bc47-e55926126bcb-8&btsid=4db0a52d-0397-4a52-8058-717438d20f23&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_53



I can't find any dual tower with 120mm 2/3 fan for such cheap prices so those 5 are the one's in my list
 
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All rear and top fans should be exhaust. 7 fans is plenty. If you want to maintain approximately neutral case air pressure you could even disable/remove the front most top fan entirely.

You should look into undervolting your RX 580.

Edit: If you're upgrading soon why not just stick it out with your stock Intel cooler for a bit longer? The stock cooler that comes with the 3600 should be a big improvement.

I felt that if the top side first fan acts as an exhaust instead of pulling heat form the case it just pulls the cool air form the front side top intake fan which makes them both useless so i made it as intake as well
(I could be very wrong but that how I felt so..thats what i did) will this impact my temperatures badly?

and can you guide me about undervaluing will that help lower temps of my gpu?

and any idea about my motherboard?
do you think the gen 2 PCIE is a bottleneck for my card?
 

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Finally got the Snowman M-T6 Non-RGB Dual 120mm fan after checkout review form TechYesaCity and it works great hope it works great for years to come
i5-4590
Stock Cooler - idle temps (CPU Usage 3-5%)
45-50C
prime95 -108C in 2 mins

M-T6 Non-RGB- idle temps (CPU Usage 3-5%)
34-38C
prime95 -66-72C after 20 mins

I think it's worth spending the 20-25 USD(Depends on offers and coupons I got it for 20USD) on it.
 
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