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New Build Planned, looking for a good CPU cooler!

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August 19, 2013 1:38:33 AM

Hello there fellow computer junkies!

I am currently in the process of building my newest gaming rig to upgrade from my current. I am wondering if this build should require a CPU cooler as my current one does not even overclocked. Considering the prices on a few air and water coolers I dont see why it wouldnt benefit the build. Also if anyone has had a good experience with a few or could recommend a good one that would be great!
What I am planning:

Intel Core i5-3570k
MSI Z77-G45
Gskill DDR3 1600 1.5V 4GBx2
1TB external WD HDD
AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Windows 7 64bit
I will be overclocking both CPU and GPU. I have decided on the Thermaltake Chaser A71 Full Tower, If that helps, I have heard those cases have a good amount of air flow naturally. Also if anyone sees any improvements that I could make to this build please let me know, Its been a couple years since I have researched the market.
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August 19, 2013 1:45:51 AM

I'd be happy to help you. First of all, I need to know exactly what RAM it is you have as RAM often gets in the way of a cooler.

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August 19, 2013 3:39:21 AM

Depending on how much you plan to overclock, I'd get a Cooler Master 212 Evo. It's a great CPU cooler for the money, using it myself to cool my 2500k.