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Suitable CPU heatsink/cooler for i5 760?

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February 15, 2011 12:27:19 PM

Hi,
I have an Intel Core i5 760 2,8GHz CPU on a ASUS P7P55D-E MoBo. The CPU heatsink/fan is the original one that came with the CPU.
I'm not an overclocker and don't intend to OC, but even out-of-the-box the CPU temp shoots up >75C when I stress the CPU. It would go higher, but that's where I aborted the stressing. On idle the temp is a normal 38-40C. MB temp is pretty stable 26-30C.
Since I'm not an OC enthusiast, but all reviews I can find are targeted towards extreme cooling I have a hard time deciding what to buy. When I checked my local suppliers catalog, they have a multitude of heatsinks ranging from 10€ to 80€+, and I have no idea which is better than the other...
Can you recommend something sensible and priceworthy that allows me to use the full potential of my un-overclocked system without frying the CPU while not going overboard with some monstrosity requiring it's own nuclear power plant?

Tnx in advance.

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February 15, 2011 2:55:49 PM

The Cooler Master 212+ is a great, low cost and effective cooler. It fits all mobos and CPUs. Under $30. Assuming you have good case air flow, it should easily bring the temps. down around 10-12C overall.
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February 16, 2011 1:49:06 AM

Yep! the guys are right about the 212+ being an excellent value.
I used one on my i5 760 platform and it was fine.
It's compatible with 43mm tall ram.
And will fit in cases over 7.4" wide.

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February 16, 2011 2:16:33 AM

I agree with Gene O, even with a weak stock cooler temps SHOULD NOT be that high. Something is wrong with the thermal paste or there's a severe air flow issue in the case.

However, if the cooler installation isn't the issue and you get a new heatsink I have to say that the Hyper 212+ is a great heatsink, although I have to admit that it's probably a little overkill if you don't plan on overclocking.
February 16, 2011 4:38:19 AM

Thanks guys, you seem to be pretty unanimous about the Cooler Master, I think I'll just go with that, especially since they seem to have it in stock at my local supplier, for 29.90€ (̃40USD). And while I'm at it I'll put the Arctic Silver 5 paste. For that price overkill is not an issue, my box is my one and only tool for income, so I'd better protect it.
And who knows, I might get into OC after all if the Cooler Master is that effective :) 
BTW what do you think about the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II case? My current one is an old Nexus Breeze, and it would be about time to change it, even though I suspect that isn't my problem since the MB temp is keeping quite steady at ~25C. For 59€ its specs doesn't look too bad...
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February 16, 2011 2:20:47 PM

nickapaul said:
Thanks guys, you seem to be pretty unanimous about the Cooler Master, I think I'll just go with that, especially since they seem to have it in stock at my local supplier, for 29.90€ (̃40USD). And while I'm at it I'll put the Arctic Silver 5 paste. For that price overkill is not an issue, my box is my one and only tool for income, so I'd better protect it.
And who knows, I might get into OC after all if the Cooler Master is that effective :) 
BTW what do you think about the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II case? My current one is an old Nexus Breeze, and it would be about time to change it, even though I suspect that isn't my problem since the MB temp is keeping quite steady at ~25C. For 59€ its specs doesn't look too bad...

Yep that case has a good design and cooling features.
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