I would like to overclock, so i would like to buy a good cpu cooler for my socket 115X configuration (s1155 : i5 2500K).
I have got a G. Skill RipjawsX F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM ram which height is 4cm. The silence is important to me.
Im thinking of:
- Phanteks PH-TC14PE
- Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E
- can you suggest anything else?
Tom's has been comparing it with all the those closed loop liquid coolers and only the >$120 ones match it (the ones with the large radiators)
I have it and it's VERY quiet. You can adjust vertically on the heat-sink, how high up you want the fans, so that they fit with your RAM. I ran into stability issues on my 2600K that caused me to keep it OC'ed at 4.6GHz, not thermal issues.
(about how quiet is it? i can hear the HDD writing on low PC loads, and on high PC loads, my GTX 570 turbine fans drown out all other noise the system makes.)
Buy a 212+/Evo. I put them on everything, why you ask ? Because they dont cost much and they work fantastic. Want it to cool even more ? Just add another fan for $11 and some good thermal paste and your easily embarrassing water coolers costing twice as much.