I5 2500 non K OC'd.. what CPU cooler?
I have an Asus Maximus iv Gene Z in a Rosewill Future mid case. I have the lga 1155 I5 2500 non K and it performs pretty well considering the non K part. I have been wanting to upgrade my air flow setup for a while just to keep things fresh but I have no idea what to get and I am screwed when it comes to space. H100i had to be returned because I just couldn't make it fit. I've been looking at thermalright and Noctua but everything is the size of the moon. Advice would be very much appreciated.
Hi. Keep the H100i and get a bigger case with better air flow you owe it to yourself to get this Corsair CC-9011048-WW Carbide Series Air 540 Windowed ATX High Airflow Cube Performance Computer Case with White LED Fan - Arctic White
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Storage222 said:I strongly recommend you to go with either the NH-D14 or NH-U14S since they are the air best air coolers you can buy. They will be able to overclock your i5-2500 up to 4.8Ghz without a hassle and you don't have to worry about pump failure or leakage with an air cooler. Here are two in depth reviews of the nh-d14 and nh-u14s handling a 3770K at 4.6Ghz.
The processor is a NON K i5 2500. On max overclock it will only make 3.8 ghz with all 4 cores. So there really is no need for such overkill fans in my opinion. Nor do I believe those will fit in the case. The Rosewill Future case is pretty damn small even for a Mid ATX
If I had the money, I would just go and buy a new case, but I really don't have the money nor do I wish to mess around with rebuilding everything into a new case with all the same old parts, I'd rather do it when I have new parts on the way like a new 800 series GTX or new CPU and MOBO. I just want a simple solution to cooling my case