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Which CPU Cooler ?

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October 31, 2009 4:08:10 PM

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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October 31, 2009 5:40:58 PM

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

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October 31, 2009 6:20:55 PM

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
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November 1, 2009 7:19:49 AM

Thanks for information ^^