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October 4, 2013 2:32:32 AM

Hey guys,

Been building my own PC for years now. First time posting on here. (Been lurking and reading help for many years.)

Sorry if these are noob questions, but hey if I don't ask them I will never know the answers I figure.

As the titles reads I have a Intel Sandybridge 2600 (I don't ever overclock so figured the 2600K version wouldn't benefit me much.)

I am running a Asus TUF motherboard http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_P67/

with 8GB DDR 1333 running on there.

What I want to know... Is the CPU limited to certain types of RAM and or amount of RAM it can utilize?

Also I am thinking of getting a branded cooler since the stock one doesn't seem to be cutting it. I am currently looking at the Coolermaster Tpc-812. Anyone have any opinion on these?

FYI I don't have access to all the awesome brands since I live in South Africa and we only really have the most well known brands here.

Thanks in advance for the help.
October 4, 2013 2:41:13 AM

If you still can find the user manual that comes with your TUF motherboard, it lists all of the rams compatible with your motherboard and your sand bridge cpu.
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October 4, 2013 3:56:37 AM

You motherboard may be limited by ram speed, but the cpu will work with up to 2400mhz ram I believe.

As you arent overclocking, something like the arctic Freezer 7/13 would be a good cheap option, its much better than stock and quiet also.

The cm 812 is way overkill for your needs as you arent overclocking, and regardless its an old discontinued cooler.
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October 4, 2013 4:38:02 AM

@invisibilian I still have all my documentation etc since I never through anything like that away. I will definitely give it a look over thanks. (Actually can't believe I didn't think of this xD )

@RobCrezz I saw some great reviews for the CM 812 for Sandybridge which is why I am going that way. I figured the CPU is like 2 years old so the cooler reviewed with it at the same time would work nicely. The games push my CPU pretty far to be honest and it does struggle. So I figured the overkill will help there in the end. To be honest it also get pretty damn hot here in Summer so the extra power will be nice even if I do spend a few extra bucks on it.

I will definitely give a read over of those two Arctic coolers you suggested and see what I find.

Thanks a lot for the replies guys :)  Much appreciated!
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October 4, 2013 5:15:07 AM

StefanThePanda said:
@invisibilian I still have all my documentation etc since I never through anything like that away. I will definitely give it a look over thanks. (Actually can't believe I didn't think of this xD )

@RobCrezz I saw some great reviews for the CM 812 for Sandybridge which is why I am going that way. I figured the CPU is like 2 years old so the cooler reviewed with it at the same time would work nicely. The games push my CPU pretty far to be honest and it does struggle. So I figured the overkill will help there in the end. To be honest it also get pretty damn hot here in Summer so the extra power will be nice even if I do spend a few extra bucks on it.

I will definitely give a read over of those two Arctic coolers you suggested and see what I find.

Thanks a lot for the replies guys :)  Much appreciated!


Trust me, you dont need anything like that big on a non overclocked CPU. Most people on here use the CM hyper 212 evo on overclocked cpus, which is much more lower end.

Its really not worth going any higher than the 212 evo.
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October 4, 2013 5:25:38 AM

Think that Evo one looks very good. Going to bombard my google search with reviews now.

Thanks a lot for all the help man!
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October 4, 2013 5:39:55 AM

After reading some reviews I really think the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Turbo edition is the one I am going with! Good reviews and good price!

Thanks again @RobCrezz for the help. Saved me money and got me what I needed! \o/
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October 4, 2013 7:17:43 AM

StefanThePanda said:
After reading some reviews I really think the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Turbo edition is the one I am going with! Good reviews and good price!

Thanks again @RobCrezz for the help. Saved me money and got me what I needed! \o/


Nice one! Its a very good cooler for the money. Also gives you scope to overclock should you wish.

Contrary to popular belief, the non K chips can be overclocked to around 4Ghz :) 
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