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Best 1150 CPU Cooler for $50 or less?

The build I have: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/vElectrixx/saved/1wSe

The cooler I currently have chosen has pretty great reviews. However, I see dozens of them with people getting their hands cut and bleeding just to get the sucker in. Any suggestions are fine by me.


***I care very little about sound. I want cooling power.
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  1. The cooler master hyper 212 is one hell of a cooler, and quite cheap as well.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  2. The build you made is quite unbalanced. Weak motherboard, strong PSU that can handle SLi but board doesn't support SLi, etc. How's your total budget? And what resolution will you play on?
  3. expl0itfinder said:
    The cooler master hyper 212 is one hell of a cooler, and quite cheap as well.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    It doesn't support socket 1150.
  4. Madn3ss795 said:
    The build you made is quite unbalanced. Weak motherboard, strong PSU that can handle SLi but board doesn't support SLi, etc. How's your total budget? And what resolution will you play on?


    +1 good catch.
  5. Madn3ss795 said:
    The build you made is quite unbalanced. Weak motherboard, strong PSU that can handle SLi but board doesn't support SLi, etc. How's your total budget? And what resolution will you play on?


    I won't be SLI-ing. I will only have one GTX 780.

    I'll be playing on 1920x1080--normally I play in a 1600x900 window (less constraint on eyes). I am already above my $1300 budget, but I felt like the next-gen stuff was a must.
  6. The best aftermarket cpu cooler in that price range is the cooler master hyper 212 evo and the cooler master v6.I have used many different aftermarket cpu coolers at one time or another. When i use to work at a computer store. I test alot of aftermarket cpu coolers and those were the best in the fifty dollars or less price range. Now if you want to up you're budget a little bit.I would recommend the NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE.
  7. If nothing else, pickup this 4670K + MSI Z87-G45 combo for $320

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.80 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.99 @ Best Buy)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1296.72


    vElectrixx said:

    It doesn't support socket 1150.


    All socket 1155 coolers are compatible with socket 1150
  8. Madn3ss795 said:
    The build you made is quite unbalanced. Weak motherboard, strong PSU that can handle SLi but board doesn't support SLi, etc. How's your total budget? And what resolution will you play on?
    +1 After looking at your build i agree.
  9. IMO this sub 1200$ setup is good for all your needs. Well-themed and well-ventilated. No need for a 780 since it's only 10% more powerful than a 770 and you only play at 1080p :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1180.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 01:28 EDT-0400)

    All LGA1155 coolers are compatible with LGA1150 motherboards, additionally. Since the 2 sockets have same CPU cooler mounting holes.
  10. vElectrixx said:
    expl0itfinder said:
    The cooler master hyper 212 is one hell of a cooler, and quite cheap as well.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099


    It doesn't support socket 1150.
    Yes it does.
  11. Madn3ss795 said:
    IMO this sub 1200$ setup is good for all your needs. Well-themed and well-ventilated. No need for a 780 since it's only 10% more powerful than a 770 and you only play at 1080p :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1180.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 01:28 EDT-0400)

    All LGA1155 coolers are compatible with LGA1150 motherboards, additionally. Since the 2 sockets have same CPU cooler mounting holes.


    Thanks, but can you tell me why the motherboard weak? I won't have SLI'd cards as many games don't support it, and it is more expensive.
  12. CPU Socket:
    Intel Socket LGA 1150/2011/1366/1155/1150 < 212 is supported look in the details tab.
    AMD Socket FM1/FM2/AM3+
  13. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

    XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
  14. vElectrixx said:
    Madn3ss795 said:
    IMO this sub 1200$ setup is good for all your needs. Well-themed and well-ventilated. No need for a 780 since it's only 10% more powerful than a 770 and you only play at 1080p :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1180.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 01:28 EDT-0400)

    All LGA1155 coolers are compatible with LGA1150 motherboards, additionally. Since the 2 sockets have same CPU cooler mounting holes.


    Thanks, but can you tell me why the motherboard weak? I won't have SLI'd cards as many games don't support it, and it is more expensive.



    The board you picked is weak because it can't handle overclocking well, and that's it.
  15. The GD65 is a little better with more power phases.
  16. Best answer
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The GD65 is a little better with more power phases.


    Indeed. Get a better cooler also, and it'll still be under 1300$.
  17. True ^
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