I looked around for my answer but all the threads are about i5 at overclocked speeds, so I'm asking:
Is the stock cooler which comes with the i5 good enough at stock speed?
I read that with Turbo Boost enabled the temps get much higher (which I attend to have enabled). For now I won't be overclockign but I might in near future.
So if the stock cooler isn't good enough I would buy either Xigmatek Balder (dark knight but white) or cooler master hyper 212 plus, but is there any major difference between the two at stock speed, but good enough for future oc'ing? Or if you have a better suggestion then shot away.
The stock cooler should be fine. If you really want to be sure just try stressing the cpu with the stock cooler installed. Best way I can think of you be to run prime95 on only 1 thread to trigger turbo boost, verify that turbo boost is running on one of your cores with CPUZ and then monitor your temps.
As long as your not overclocking and temps are not unreasonably high I really wouldn't worry about it.
I'm sure that Intel would have tested the Heatsink before including it with the CPU and if it did not work for a stock CPU they would have included a different Heatsink with it - so you will be fine at stock speeds it is only when you start to OC that you would need to add additional cooling.
Thanks for the reply guys and for the link so both of the coolers are in the top 10 (Balder not listed but it has totaly identical resault as Dark Knight meaybe a degree hotter). Well thats for intel 775 but I dont think it matters that much (does is?).
So anyway I'll but the hyper 212 because its cheaper than the balder so with the remaining I can buy an extra fan.
The Thermaltake Element G is 9.1 inches wide. It is wider than normal. It can easily accmodate an extra large, 160mm tall cpu heatsink and still leave plenty of room for the extra large fan on the side panel. The cpu heatsink will not interefere with the large fan mounted in the top panel. The configuration and dimensions are very similar to the Coolermaster HAF 932 that I have. No Problem!
Ye I knew the case was wide enough I was just concurred about the heatsink hitting the fan so thanks for your answer.
I know this isn't the correct topic to ask this but as it's already mentioned I won't bother making a new topic:
Is this case good overall for the airflow? Now I stunned up on Cooler Master 690 II. It also looks like a good case. It 25€ cheaper but has less fan's so I would need to buy extra fans so the price is pretty much the same. I think a better question would be are the 200mm/230mm fans on the Element G good enough as the 120mm/140mm from the 690 II + the few one's I can buy? Also which case has better airflow?
You have a perfect case, even you can instal 212+ horisontal becouse you have top fan.
And rememmber every heatsink with heatpipes need be install horisontal, just for the that pipes.
When he is vertical fluid in the pipes go down and don't cool perfect (simple cravity) You temps for sure will be better for 2-3C in horisontal position....