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i need to know the best cooling fan for my intel i5-3570k

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July 30, 2013 5:06:21 PM

this is my first build up so it need to make sure it fits. if you need to know what type of motherboard im getting its between ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 or the MSI Computer Corp. DDR3 1066 Intel-LGA
the case is a corsair 200r.. im not sure if that matters but i just need to know please
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July 30, 2013 5:15:21 PM

Hyper 212 EVO, Xigmatek GAIA, Noctua NH-D14. Any of these three will be awesome. Just be careful when buying your ram - do NOT use ram with the tall spreaders.

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July 30, 2013 5:15:37 PM

I would recomend the H60 form Corsair, I have an 1155 i7:3770k on 3.7Ghz and it keeps it at 35 idle and 50 at max, on 4.0Ghz 40 idle and 60 max
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July 30, 2013 5:17:47 PM

what do you mean be careful buying my ram, what are tall spreaders..... and Thanks i will look those up
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July 30, 2013 5:22:01 PM

The air coolers I listed are all fairly large and tend to extend over the ram slots. Ram with spreaders (heat sinks) are taller than "standard" ram and the protruding heat sink spreaders most likely will interfere with the bottom of the air coolers.

IMO, ram does NOT need heat spreaders - their only use is cosmetic bling.

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July 30, 2013 5:30:10 PM

well this is my build up. I want to know if the fan is even necessary. im afraid to mess up a new cpu thats over $200 because of over heating it.
case - Corsair 200r

7. Memory - Corsair Vengeance Blue 8gb (2x4) $64.99

Graphic/Video - Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-2GB OC WINDFORCE 3X Graphics Card

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K

Power Supply - Corsair CX750 Builder series ATX 80 PLUS

CPU Cooler - not sure

Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77 LX LGA 1155 intel Z77
or MSI computer Corp. DDR3 1066 Intel-LGA 1155

OS - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM)

Optical Drive - Lite-On Super ALLWrite 24x SATA DVD

Harddrive - WD WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
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July 30, 2013 5:35:58 PM

lalo2123 said:
what do you mean be careful buying my ram, what are tall spreaders..... and Thanks i will look those up




Heat spreaders




Low profile RAM



I have a Hyper212 PLUS. There is ~3/16" clearance between the low profile RAM and in the first slot, and the fan on the cooler.
RAM with fins will not fit in that first slot.
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July 30, 2013 6:04:36 PM

If you get an closed loop like h 60 you don't have to care about that stuff
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July 30, 2013 6:14:22 PM

OBNX said:
If you get an closed loop like h 60 you don't have to care about that stuff


And some people, like me, do not want to deal with liquid cooling.
An air cooler has but one moving part.
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July 30, 2013 6:17:40 PM

You want the best? Wait for the Coolermaster v8GTS. you'll be able to fit what ever RAM you want and get near liquid cooling performance. IMO, I have a H50 and it feels a little dinky. Go with air cooling or a custom loop.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 31, 2013 1:43:07 PM

If you are not going to overclock your cpu, the stock Intel fan should be ok. However, since this appears to be a gaming oriented rig, you most likely will stress the cpu, probably overclock, and generally pump the max out of the rig. Do yourself a favor and get an aftermarket cooler. The three I listed earlier will all do the job well. Like USAF said, I prefer not to hassle with water cooling, even the closed loop type. The 2-3 degrees difference is just not worth it.

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July 31, 2013 1:50:03 PM

I run the hyper 212 with gskill ripjaws. I have to slide the fan up a bit to install or remove ram and the fan just barely fits. Fan is on the ram itself a little when I slide it back down. You will not want to use Corsair Vengance ram with an aftermarket cooler unless it is water cooling. My ripjaws are right at the limit for me. Gskill Ares would be a good choice.
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