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December 1, 2009 9:12:08 AM

My first build will be centered around the core i5 750. I have no experience overclocking but am planning to do so. Nothing extreme, definitely under 4ghz. Do I need a cooler at all? If so, will a cheap one like the CM Hyper 212 do? I live in the Philippines and it's gets pretty hot and humid over here. Does that make a difference?

Thanks guys

And if it helps, this is the rest of my prospective build.

P7P55D
Sapphire HD5850
VX550w
G.Skill ripjaws 2x2gb 1600
CM Storm Scout casing

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December 1, 2009 10:47:55 AM

I'd say for overclocking it would be very beneficial to get an aftermarket cooler, but not essential. I use a CM Hyper TX2 and they are in my opinion awesome budget coolers!
December 1, 2009 10:48:14 AM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 and PLus version, are very good choices for OC. Plus version is a bit different and dedicated to 1156 socket. With that board u can't fix a 775 cooler without a 1156 retention bracket .
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December 1, 2009 12:35:03 PM

Here is a link to an excellent web site with a lot of useful information about cpu heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

You can use the embedded search engine to find additional information about socket specific heatsinks.
December 1, 2009 2:36:44 PM

ok, im going for the Hyper 212 plus. Cheap and recommended.

Thanks for the help guys!
December 1, 2009 2:44:03 PM

miatchapalooza said:
ok, im going for the Hyper 212 plus. Cheap and recommended.

Thanks for the help guys!


Good choice :bounce: 
!