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  1. or d) none of the above

    haswell is a very different beast to cool than ivy bridge - especially when overclocking. The ones you listed above are "ok" coolers - but not recommended for OC performance on Haswell chips.

    Please read this to full understand: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-heat-sink-haswell,3554.html

    Even some "top end" coolers for ivy bridge didn't do so well for Haswell. So you can extrapolate how "ok" coolers would do
  2. Buzz247 said:
    or d) none of the above

    haswell is a very different beast to cool than ivy bridge - especially when overclocking. The ones you listed above are "ok" coolers - but not recommended for OC performance on Haswell chips.

    Please read this to full understand: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-heat-sink-haswell,3554.html

    Even some "top end" coolers for ivy bridge didn't do so well for Haswell. So you can extrapolate how "ok" coolers would do



    Well, where can i find some coolers for Haswell

    Btw, i have Nzxt Phantom 410 so im going to get 7 fans. I don't think it would be that hot
    ( 7 Fans Not including Cpu Cooler Fan and Power Supply Fan )
  3. Read that article - go to your favorite shop

    Case cooling is a variable, as even the best cooler is useless if it is not being fed cool air, so good call on that. But case cooling alone will not turn a mediocre level cooler into a super cooler.
  4. Buzz247 said:
    Read that article - go to your favorite shop

    Case cooling is a variable, as even the best cooler is useless if it is not being fed cool air, so good call on that. But case cooling alone will not turn a mediocre level cooler into a super cooler.



    I actually might not even overclock my computer since it has a Nvida Geforce GTX 760 2gb EVGA Superclocked w/ acx cooling. So i think i might be fine when playing games without need of a overclock.
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    I would still advise a higher end cooler for that chip - of the 3 you listed the Dark Knight is your better bet by performance and quiet. the 212 was great with Ivy and below, but just not so capable with Haswell
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