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CPU air cooler, micro ATX, no OC, i5-4670k

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February 21, 2014 12:45:07 PM

any $40-$60 that can handle this?
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February 21, 2014 2:08:37 PM

What kind case do you have? Brand and model, please.
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February 21, 2014 2:18:21 PM

cin19 said:
What kind case do you have? Brand and model, please.


HP Pavilion, Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H board
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February 21, 2014 2:53:16 PM

Which model HP pavilion do you have? Because like hyper 212EVO is very good but it is 160mm high, if you don't get the right model then I can't find the details for the case, and I can't recommend one for you.

And also do you have idea which store or website to buy the cooler? Like amazon?
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February 21, 2014 3:22:13 PM

cin19 said:
Which model HP pavilion do you have? Because like hyper 212EVO is very good but it is 160mm high, if you don't get the right model then I can't find the details for the case, and I can't recommend one for you.

And also do you have idea which store or website to buy the cooler? Like amazon?


The HP Pavilion is model is p6300z. I will probably buy from Amazon if they carry the recommended cooler.
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February 21, 2014 3:25:04 PM

The stock cooler will work just fine with the CPU at stock speeds. That's what it was designed to do. It would be a shame not to overclock, though. You have the "K" version of your CPU and a Z87 chipset motherboard. Is there a reason you won't be overclocking?
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February 21, 2014 3:32:11 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
The stock cooler will work just fine with the CPU at stock speeds. That's what it was designed to do. It would be a shame not to overclock, though. You have the "K" version of your CPU and a Z87 chipset motherboard. Is there a reason you won't be overclocking?


Only that I haven't done it before but it is tempting to try! Will I need more cooling capcity if I do OC?
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February 21, 2014 3:39:24 PM

Yes, you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking. The stock cooler works just fine with the CPU at stock speed. I can't seem to find any images of the inside of that case. Could you either upload a picture or measure from the motherboard to the side panel so we know how much room there is for a cooler? Does it have a fan at the back of the case? If so, do you know what size it is? Another option may be to replace the rear fan with a 120mm liquid cooler if the fan is 120mm.
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February 21, 2014 4:11:44 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
Yes, you will need an aftermarket CPU cooler for overclocking. The stock cooler works just fine with the CPU at stock speed. I can't seem to find any images of the inside of that case. Could you either upload a picture or measure from the motherboard to the side panel so we know how much room there is for a cooler? Does it have a fan at the back of the case? If so, do you know what size it is? Another option may be to replace the rear fan with a 120mm liquid cooler if the fan is 120mm.

There is a rear fan, 90mm, but room for a 120mm.
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February 21, 2014 4:17:10 PM

A liquid cooler will eliminate the guess work on whether a tower type air cooler will fit. They are at the upper end of your budget, but would allow you to play around with overclocking.

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 $59.99 @ Newegg
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February 21, 2014 4:22:07 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
A liquid cooler will eliminate the guess work on whether a tower type air cooler will fit. They are at the upper end of your budget, but would allow you to play around with overclocking.

CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 $59.99 @ Newegg

Good advice, thank you... better safe than sorry... a few $s extra will be worth the peace of mind! Terry
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