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Best Air Cooler for 3770k overclocking under $50

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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2013 8:58:38 PM

I'm planning to get a 3770k paired with a Gigabyte Z77-UD5H but I can't pick a good cooler to overclock it at least around 4.2-4.5ghz under $50 Could anyone experienced with overclocking or have the same parts tell me your thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!

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March 12, 2013 9:08:16 PM

Here is what people recommended me and I bought.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Its the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 evo. There is his little brother for 8$ less the hyper 212 plus too which does a nice job too.

Beware it's really tall (12 CM) so make sure your case is plenty large. I can go over some of your ram slots too.

I just began testing on my I5-3570k (which is an ivy bridge) , but I'm getting nice results (I think).

For instance I'm testing a 4.3 ghz overclock at stock voltage (not on auto but on +0.000000000000) and I'm getting 77 celcius while stressing my cpu with Intel burning test.
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2013 9:13:16 PM

Agreed, I have the 212 plus and overclock my 2500k to 4.5 with a max temp of 65C in prime95. The 212 evo is a more efficient cooler though, it makes better contact with the cpu, instead of being pipes sandwiched between aluminum the entire plate that contacts the cpu is solid copper with no ridges. My recommendation would be the Hyper Evo 212.
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2013 9:31:51 PM

bigcyco1 said:
The best under 50 are CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



That V6 GT is a SWEET looking cooler too if you are into aesthetics inside your case :-P
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2013 10:30:32 PM

Yeah I heard good things about 212 EVO. Btw if ever I get the Noctua NH-D14 which is worth extra $60 over 212 EVO, would it really make a difference in temps when overclocking 3770k around 4.2-4.5ghz? Cuz I heard that IVY runs hotter when overclocked compared to SANDY.. I just want to achieved a stable 24/7 Overclock with temps not higher than 70degress when in Full load on all cores.
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a b K Overclocking
March 12, 2013 10:34:50 PM

johnvonmacz said:
Yeah I heard good things about 212 EVO. Btw if ever I get the Noctua NH-D14 which is worth extra $60 over 212 EVO, would it really make a difference in temps when overclocking 3770k around 4.2-4.5ghz? Cuz I heard that IVY runs hotter when overclocked compared to SANDY.. I just want to achieved a stable 24/7 Overclock with temps not higher than 75degress when in Full load.
NHD-14 is much better however the EVO will do for 4.2

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