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April 5, 2013 5:05:41 AM

I am using the intel stock cooler right now for my i5 750. It is not overclocked and temps are 50C while browsing. This seems pretty bad to me. When gaming temps go to 70C.
I was looking at some cpu coolers under 50 bucks. I found a CM hyper 212 evo for $34 brand new. Also a hyper T4 for the same price and a TX3 evo for $22.
Are any of these good. Which one should I get?
i am also planning to overclock it a bit to 3.4 or 3.6ghz.

Does anyone have a better cooler that is cheap.

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April 5, 2013 5:22:21 AM

the CM T4...According to Cooler Master this is a CPU cooler that should show a bit lower performance than Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo and a bit better performance than Cooler Master TX3 Evo. Of course, the price for this model should be in middle between both.
http://dvtests.com/?p=11083

i would go with the 212 evo, its pretty much the de-facto cooler in its price range ballpark.
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April 5, 2013 5:22:37 AM

If you are going for that overclock the CM Hyper 212 EVO is highly recommended.
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April 5, 2013 5:28:22 AM

Go for the 212 :) 
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April 5, 2013 6:04:50 AM

hyper 212+ is enough
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April 5, 2013 6:58:39 AM

aa-4123 said:
I am using the intel stock cooler right now for my i5 750. It is not overclocked and temps are 50C while browsing. This seems pretty bad to me. When gaming temps go to 70C.
I was looking at some cpu coolers under 50 bucks. I found a CM hyper 212 evo for $34 brand new. Also a hyper T4 for the same price and a TX3 evo for $22.
Are any of these good. Which one should I get?
i am also planning to overclock it a bit to 3.4 or 3.6ghz.

Does anyone have a better cooler that is cheap.


Your temps are on the high side, but they are not in any sort of danger zone and within Intel's expected specifications. Did you try "de-dusting" your fans and airflow first? Or, it could be something really cheap like the fan on the cooler failing, which can be replaced for under $10 without having to mess with the heatsink itself or thermal paste.

Still, the hyper 212 is a widely regarded cooler if you chose that route, though one typically does not need to spend more than $20 for a CPU cooler it hey don't plan on overclocking. I think Intel's stock coolers go for $10 about.
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April 5, 2013 3:26:01 PM

I plan on overclocking. So the 212 evo would be good. I just want to know if it would be stable at 3.6GHz in summer temps (30-40C). 212 evo is cheap at this moment.
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April 5, 2013 3:31:53 PM

Actually if I spent some more money and got the cheapest watercooling kit. Would it perform better than 212 evo?
Like a Corsair CWCH40 H40 for $39?
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April 6, 2013 5:35:51 AM

H40 is their basic kit and probably has problem keeping up with a good air cooler.
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April 6, 2013 5:18:12 PM

Okay, I am getting the 212 evo.
Thanks guys.
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