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September 10, 2010 2:05:28 PM

I am on a budget on my new PC and this was the best CPU cooler I could find (for the price). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So I have 2 main questions Will this fit in what im getting?
and is this a good cooler to OC a i5-750. (im looking toward major OC but just some minor tweak to start and mabey more as I move along.)

Motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU I5-750
Power Supply-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2010 3:46:10 PM

The links to the motherboard and the case are both to the motherboard, but they fit in Antec P-160, an older model aluminum case and my CM690.
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a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2010 4:41:08 PM

That's a great heatsink, hard to beat the price/performance. Yes it will fit in the motherboard and it should fit in the case, but it will be close. I have one on an i7 860 in the smaller Cooler Master Elite 310. Your case and mine are both spec'ed at 7.5" wide. I have just a few mm to spare from the top of the cooler to the side of the case so it will be very close. Before you clamp down the cooler, put the mobo on top of the offsets, set the cooler on top of the CPU, and try setting the side of the case on top. You will hopefully end up with the same (tiny) clearance I have.

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a b K Overclocking
September 10, 2010 8:51:23 PM
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XIGRIMxREAPERIX said:
Ok I blame HP. The case I may be using is a cooler master 430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If it is close, or doesn't fit, please do not trim, cut, or file the ends of the heatpipes. OK, good you're laughing. :bounce:  Believe it or not their have been some users here and on newegg's reviews that cut-off the ends of the heatpipes so it would fit in their cases. :pt1cable:  And then they wondered why it wasn't cooing their rigs!
a b K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 3:35:35 AM

Ouch, bet that made a nice mess. If it doesn't fit about all you can do is bend the side panel out a little or leave it off (though hopefully it will fit).
a b K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 3:59:41 AM

EXT64 said:
Ouch, bet that made a nice mess. If it doesn't fit about all you can do is bend the side panel out a little or leave it off (though hopefully it will fit).

One guy was upset that the tubes were hollow; he thought he didn't get his money's worth because he he thought they were supposed to be solid copper!

I guess you could dremel a rectangle in the side and let it hang-out.
a c 206 K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 4:07:23 AM

treefrog07 said:
One guy was upset that the tubes were hollow; he thought he didn't get his money's worth because he he thought they were supposed to be solid copper


ROFLMAO :lol: 
a b K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 4:15:49 AM

That would actually look really cool, sort of like a souped up car.

I also suppose if you had some good vacuum pumps you could remake the thing.
a c 206 K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 4:25:09 AM

EXT64 said:
That would actually look really cool, sort of like a souped up car.



That's actually a good idea, a little ingenuity and some work on the OPs part and it's a case mod for looks and performance.

Shop around for a small baking pan to cut and fashion into a small hood scoop design, and you're in business.
September 11, 2010 7:59:10 AM

Hi,

I have a Hyper 212+ and an i5-750 and have found this cooler to be excellent. With the stock cooler I took some temp measurements before and after using Speedfan, ambient about 18degC.

i5-750 stock idle cores - 32 degC load - 64 degC
i5-750 CM212+ idle cores - 24 degC load 44 degC

This cooler gives some 20 degC cooler on load over the stock fan. Excellent.

I have used the Gigabyte OC utility that came with my motherboard to easily reach 3.36Ghz and the temps are 50 degC load. I have tried my own basic overclocking but temps are starting to rise. 56 degC at 3.4Ghz, still 8 degrees cooler than the stock HSF at 2.94Ghz. I would think I could get above 3.5Ghz without volt mods at the same temps as stock.
September 11, 2010 8:01:29 AM

Yes, the cooler is big and it is very tight to fit in the case width ways. In fact the panel may even touch the tubes. Installation is very easy if you watch a couple of install vids on youtube prior.
a b K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 1:33:09 PM

doive, you may even be able to lower voltage and reach 3.6 GHz, as was my case.
a b K Overclocking
September 11, 2010 2:06:34 PM

Nice! Only problem is all of those thermal images showing improved fin efficiency remind me of all of the heat exchanger HW I'm supposed to be doing right now. I like the V concept though.
September 15, 2010 5:30:27 PM

Well I defintatley neglected posting. Thx guys I will pick this up if it doesnt fit i will just return it. I know im not going to saw off any heat pipes that should be a given they are hollow and that there their for a reason so dont saw them off.
September 15, 2010 5:33:06 PM

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