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Good cooler for my i5 750 (out of 5 combos)

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August 12, 2010 10:53:44 AM

I know the Cooler Master 212 seems to be the fave, but was wondering if any of these coolers were good for me as well.

Case: haf 932, CPU- i5 750, PSU- xfx 750w, GPU- gtx 460 1 gb, memory 4 gb ddr3 ram, ssd, hdd, blu-ray drive, i plan on overclocking, but not at a crazy level., 15 dolalr discount for each combo.

The mobo i want to buy is the asus p7p55d-e pro and they have a lot of combos with coolers so i was wondering if there was one that would work perfectly w/ my build.

. ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler


COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 compatible GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact"

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1 with ...

Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev. B 3 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 12, 2010 11:57:37 AM

I think the Tuniq tower would be the best of these the Zalman would be a bit better than the 212+ which would be 3rd this is purely from a cooling point of view. Note the 212+ is over priced on newegg you should be able to get it for <$30.
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August 12, 2010 12:05:50 PM

^+1 i agree with that assessment.
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August 12, 2010 4:28:48 PM

Go with Tuniq or Zalman IMO. I have a Zalman CNPS10X Extreme which is performing great, and the Performa is quite similar.

Tuniq looks sick tho, I'd probably get that one haha.
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August 13, 2010 12:23:44 AM

Ok, I'm leaning towards the Zalman or Tuniq, are fans included in either of those two or do i have to buy the fans separately? (Total noob, sorry!) Thanks for the answers/help. and tuniq comes w/ 1156 bracket and paste, does zalman as well?
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August 13, 2010 1:27:58 AM

The Tuniq has far better ram clearance then the Zalman.
Something very important to keep in mind as Wolfram23 can attest to.
Poor guy!
Ram height guide.
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu...
Cooler clearance guide
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...
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August 13, 2010 7:14:31 AM

alright, i need my space. First time installation and i think it'll help. Plus the tuniq comes w/ everything I need anyways, right?

Though the tomshardware review isn't very kind to it
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August 13, 2010 9:42:38 AM

samk said:
alright, i need my space. First time installation and i think it'll help. Plus the tuniq comes w/ everything I need anyways, right?

Though the tomshardware review isn't very kind to it

Yes it comes with everything you need and fares very well in THG review it's like tied with the Zalman(4th) in important test like cooling and 3rd for vrm cooling.
Not too bad at all considering the $80 Noctua is in the same test.
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August 13, 2010 10:50:46 AM

samk said:
Judging by the reviews, the thermal paste included seems rock hard...and I've heard everyone say arctic silver 5 is the best...but which one exactly?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

AS5 is very good but your cooler will come with TX-2 which is a high end paste and very good btw.
I don't think you need anything else but it's your money.
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August 13, 2010 10:52:33 AM

ok thanks, getting the tuniq 120, 15 dollars off!
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August 13, 2010 10:53:07 AM

Best answer selected by samk.
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