Which CPU Cooler ?

Chasis: COOLER MASTER HAF932 Full Tower
Psu: OCZ PC Power ve Cooling Silencer 750 Quad
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 P55 DDR3 2200MHz+ Core i5 i7 Lga1156
Cpu: INTEL Core i5 750 2.66GHz 8MB 2.5 GT/s LGA1156
Gfx: SAPPHIRE ATI HD4890 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5 256Bit HDMI
Ram: Patriot Extreme Performance Gaming Series DDR3 4GB (2x2GB) 1600MHz CL 7-7-7-20 Low L. Dual Kit

Hello this is my new build and i'm planning to o/c for the first time. I want to hit 3.5-3.8 ghz on core i5 750 (maybe more if it is stable ? i have no idea about it, we'll see ^^) What is the best cpu cooler atm ? A friend of mine told me that NOCTUA NH-U12P SE1366 Core i7 Lga1366 Cpu Cooler would be a great choice. Do you think it is that good ? If not, what do you prefer ?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus is one of the best right now!
    Its also only around $40 after shipping and taxes, and it cools up there with the BIG DOGs that cost $80++
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
  2. Best answer
    I have the NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2 (replaces the NOCTUA NH-U12P SE1366) and I am pleased. At 4.0Ghz, full Prime95 load, 68*F ambient I run cores at 72c.

    There are "better" heatsinks rated by performance. I highly value that the Noctua is quiet (I can barely hear its two fans on full), its high quality and I can get it at NewEgg or Amazon.

    You can read reviews at FrostyTech

    A cooler performance comparison is here
  3. Look at these sites, their "No. 1" is also the easiest to install.

    If you go with the Megahalems, you'll want the "Rev B" which comes with 2 fan clips and the 1156 mount.
  4. Thanks for information ^^
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