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The standard-bearer for off-the-shelf air cooling.
on May 21, 2017
This, or more accurately the Hyper 212 Evo that has replaced it, is quite frequently the baseline against which other cooling systems are rated. This is because it is effective, reliable, and budget-friendly. You can do better, for more money – but you won't necessarily. It out-performs many more expensive options. I noticed (just now) that it lists compatibility with AMD Phenom and Phenom II up to 4 cores, but not the x6 (which I have). Don't worry about that, it works quite well on an overclocked 1090T.
Get a second fan. It will make things even quieter, because they'll run slower for the same amount of airflow.
Just be aware it's FRIGGING HUGE. It's 4 inches wide, 5 inches tall, and with both fans installed it is almost 4 inches thick. It won't fit in every case, so measure first. If it will fit, you won't be disappointed.