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Which CPU Cooler for a Non Overclocked i5?

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April 28, 2014 6:33:52 PM

Hi everyone, I have an i5-4430 that I'm putting into a gaming pc. I know that I could use the stock cooler, but I'd like something quieter and cooler. It doesn't have to be anything crazy since I'm not overclocking. I know everyone recommends the Hyper 212 EVO, but I'm not sure how quiet it is.

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April 28, 2014 6:41:39 PM

I have Cooler Master Hyper TX3 and very pleased by it. I don't overclock and even when running at 100%, my cpu don't exceed 75 C. It used to go as high as 97C with stock cooler. You can control fan speed with bios if you think it's loud which is also kind of nice.
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April 28, 2014 6:46:14 PM

I've used the 212 plus and it was near silent with 1 fan cooling a 2500k @ 4.7ghz
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April 28, 2014 6:49:57 PM

212 EVO here, too. But I've never heard anyone complain about the loudness of the stock Intel cooler. It is dead silent in all the builds I've done with it. Maybe yours is defective.

The 212 EVO will be a bit overkill for a stock i5, but it will look bad and run quiet at low speed all the time.
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April 29, 2014 4:07:29 PM

Thanks guys! It sounds like the 212 EVO will be cool and quiet at stock speeds.
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