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May 14, 2013 6:58:10 AM

I'm looking to overclock my CPU and they first thing i know is that you want to change your cpu heatsink and fan depending one what your using. I'm using the default right out of the box fan. The thing is loud and doesn't do a good job Intel fan that is comes with. There are 3 different cooling replacements i am looking at for this over clocking and I am going to want to try and get this to atleast 4.0 ghz and the cpu is the sandy bridge 2500k 1155.

The 3 replacements i am looking for are these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cool master hyper 212

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
corsair h50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
corsair H60

And last but not least the case that i will not be changing as of yet for this upgrade is the rosewill challenger. Also on a side note i have 4 sticks of the low profile ram if anyone was wondering if ram height would be an issue.

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May 14, 2013 7:03:12 AM

Without a doubt the Hyper 212 EVO. Its cheaper and performs equal to an H60.
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May 14, 2013 7:08:30 AM

+1 on the hyper212.
It will be quieter and do the job.
A 4.0 oc is not that aggressive.
Liquid cooling tends to be noisier, more expensive, less reliable, and will not cool any better in a well ventilated case.
And... there are too many tales of woe where a liquid cooler leaked and destroyed everything.
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May 14, 2013 7:10:26 AM

So a cool master 212 with a second fan wouldn't be a bad idea then or does a second fan no do much at all?
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May 14, 2013 7:17:51 AM

Try the supplied fan first. It is easy to add a second one later, but I doubt that the added noise will be worth it.
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May 14, 2013 7:25:41 AM

demonsoldier said:
So a cool master 212 with a second fan wouldn't be a bad idea then or does a second fan no do much at all?


IF you add a second fan, get 2 and add them, they will perform much better if they are the same spec.

Stick to one at first though as you are not planning a high OC.
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