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September 20, 2010 6:30:16 PM

Putting together my first rig and was offered the idea of a heat sink over just the stock cpu cooler. was wondering if more experienced people can help me answer the question of what is a good choice for a heat sink that will easily fit in my case. will be doing some oc'ing. heat sink budget more or less $50.00

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 compatible GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is the heat sink i am looking at right now, if there is a better one for the price please share.

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a b K Overclocking
September 21, 2010 12:11:06 PM

Hello, the cooler you picked seems to be a low profile heat sink. This means it isn't really optimized for performance, instead for size.

The CM Hyper 212+ is a better option, it will give you a considerable amount of OCing room for a low price. Newegg has it but it is very over priced at $40 + $8. Amazon has it for $30 and Microcentre has it for $24 (though I'm not sure on postage but they allow pick up if your near them). I believe this is your best choice, links are below:

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Hope that helps. :) 
a b K Overclocking
September 21, 2010 12:18:18 PM

^+1 And there should be plenty of room in your case. My case is not as wide and it fits with 1-2mm to spare. I installed a CM Hyper 212+ on my i7 860 and compared it to stock cooling. With ambient temps of 18C I hit (stock cooler vs. 212+):

Idle - Stock: 25C
Idle - 212+: 18C

Prime95 8 threads - Stock: 80
Prime95 8 threads - 212+: 51

IBT 5x High 8 threads - Stock: 85
IBT 5x High 8 threads - 212+: 53
September 21, 2010 8:27:21 PM

thanks for the help, pretty noob on this and just want to make sure everything fits. seen too many stories about people buying things and not fitting, just tyring to get it right. thanks again.
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