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Best cheaper cooler for an i5 2500k?

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March 23, 2011 5:22:58 PM

I am about to buy a Cooler Master Hyper 212+, but just wanted to make sure there wasn't a better one out there in the same price range. My processor is a socket 1155 i5 2500k but my motherboard (ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3) supports coolers for sockets 775, 1155, and 1156.

So, is there a better cooler than the 212+ for my processor that is under $40 or $50 dollars?

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a c 280 K Overclocking
March 23, 2011 7:06:12 PM

That's the best cooler for the price that you can buy in that range.

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a c 182 K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 1:07:27 AM

I agree with SAINT19 for ease of install and ram compatabilty the 212+ is excellent.
Some might recommend the Scythe Mugen 2 which is slightly better but a PITA to install and is troublesome with tall ram kits.
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a b K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 4:18:38 AM

Agreed - Hyper 212 +
a b K Overclocking
March 24, 2011 4:48:09 AM

honestly it is the best at it's price range but if your planning to change the fans then it's actually going to cost you more if not the same for a better heatsink.
March 31, 2011 12:12:17 AM

Best answer selected by chmcke01.