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Hey lately i have currently been looking for a new cpu cooler considering that i still have the default stock cooler that came with the cpu and/or case...

Which isn't really doing its job too well not cooling and extremely loud (doesn't help that the computer is in the hottest room thats like a oven through out the day). I would like to aim for something between $30-60$ excluding postage costs (preferably something cheaper thats half decent).

I was wondering if you could recommend a good cpu cooler for me? I'll list all the main pieces of hardware in my case so you can have more information in as what i would be able to use.
what i have:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
PSU: 620W HX Corsair
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD4870 x1
CPU: AMD Phenom II x 4 955
Fans: 1 120mm bottom fan, 2x 120mm top exhaust, 1x120 rear exhaust
Case: CM 690

Thats the main components of my computer and also i live in Australia so i dont know if all the products that might be good for me will be available.

PS: To save you having to read about it the motherboard is AM3 socket.

well thanks for help in advance.

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If the fan is making noise, it my not be moving the air it needs to.

For best air cooling, I would start with a silver-based heat-sink compound, a copper heat-sink, and a ball-bearing fan. It is hard to recommend any details beyond that. If it were me, I would just clean off the old compound and replace it (with silver-based), and if the fan can be replaced separately from the heat-sink, do that. You may also be able to tweak the fan speeds in the BIOS (and maybe under-clock).

With a hot room, you may be forced to "break the bank," and look at a liquid-cooling system.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5267687&csid=_25

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6101295&csid=_25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

These are just examples... make sure they will work with your system & case!

Good Luck

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It may also be worth thinking about a better air flow all round. you could try leaving the side off the machine and have a table fan running. Make sure (and I'm sure you have) that there is no dust clogging any of the vents or on the motherboard or heat sinks.
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