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I5 2500k 4.5 ghz oc cooler

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August 31, 2011 11:16:30 AM

I need to get a better cooler than this stock cooler for my i5 2500k I want to go to 4.5 ghz from the 3.3 ghz stock Maybe even go to 4.7 - 4.8 ghz but that's just playing.
So far I have been looking on the

Cooler Master V6GT
http://www.proshop.dk/Koeling-og-Blaeser/Cooler-Master-...

The Scythe Mine 2
http://www.pc-lager.dk/vare-oversigt.php?varenummer=089...

And the Hyper 212 plus
http://www.proshop.dk/Koeling-og-Blaeser/Cooler-Master-...

My case is an NZXT phantom - I think almost everything should fit. I'm using Asus Sabertooth motherboard.
Yet I am worried with my ram, they're large.
These are my ram:
http://www.corsair.com/memory/vengeance/vengeance-8gb-d...

Which cooler should I go for? The Hyper 212 do OC well but in larger oc's it still gets a lot hotter than the cooler master v6gt. The scythe mine 2 is large and I'm afraid of letting it sit on my motherboard, even though I have heard great of this cooler.
If you have any other suggestions, please use www.komplett.dk or www.proshop.dk or www.pc-lager.dk to find them.
Thanks in advance!

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August 31, 2011 11:17:43 AM

Oh and another thing, I'd like to know whether I have to get cooling paste / thermal paste myself, or if it comes with the coolers? And how do I remove the stock paste from the stock cooler that's on my i5 2500k now?
August 31, 2011 11:45:06 AM

I am also looking on the ZALMAN CNPS 10X Performa.
It's cheap and reviews are giving it good benchmark temperatures. I didn't have much luck in the past with zalman though, on my older LGA 775 motherboard.
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a c 249 K Overclocking
August 31, 2011 12:01:58 PM

http://www.proshop.dk/Koeling-og-Blaeser/Noctua-NH-D14-2199543.html

Comes with excellent thermal compound.

The front 120mm fan can be relocated to the rear of the heat sink by reversing the clipping mechanism so the fan is set to pull air instead of push air, for a front to rear airflow setup.

Plus the 120mm fan can be mounted on the front and fudged upwards a good bit to clear the memory if they're not too high, and still be effective.

Rates 4th at Frosty Tech for Intel.

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSINK

From my own experience it out performs the Cooler Master Hyper 212+

I know it's more expensive but you're after overclocking a 2500K on air, and it gets plenty hot overclocked, so you'll have to go big air to get as far as you can, the cooler you can keep it the further you'll get.
August 31, 2011 12:58:33 PM

I have considered going with the Noctua D-14, it sure is one of the best in all the reviews I have read. But the problem is the price, I'm afraid that with such an expensive cooler I'll still have to replace it whenever they change socket and I'm building my next computer. That's why I would prefer anything below 400 DKK.

Do you have anything to say about the ones I suggested myself, except the hyper 212+?
a c 249 K Overclocking
August 31, 2011 1:53:30 PM

blackwater said:
I have considered going with the Noctua D-14, it sure is one of the best in all the reviews I have read. But the problem is the price, I'm afraid that with such an expensive cooler I'll still have to replace it whenever they change socket and I'm building my next computer. That's why I would prefer anything below 400 DKK.

Do you have anything to say about the ones I suggested myself, except the hyper 212+?


The Cooler Master V6GT;

Good = Comes with 2 120mm fans and has a good heat pipe layout and good base.
Bad = The top cap goes over the 120MM fans and even though the fans connect to the heat sink with the same connectors as the CMH212+, the cap on top will interfere with fudging the front 120 up to clear memory.

The Schythe Mine 2;
Good = Does have the ability to actually run 3 fans.
Bad = Does not perform as well as the V6GT, and only comes with one center mounted fan.

Keep in mind the Noctua will release new mounts for a new hardware platform.

You may as well get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and also get a second cooling fan for a push/pull setup, it comes with an extra set of mounts for a 2nd fan, and the front fan can be fudged upwards close to a half an inch to clear memory modules.

Try to match the fan that comes with the CMH212+ as far as CFM is concerned.

http://www.proshop.dk/Koeling-og-Blaeser/Cooler-Master-Blade-Master-120-120mm-2208075.html
August 31, 2011 3:37:40 PM

Wouldn't doing a hyper 212+ with push/pull be as buying the V6GT? Also how do you enable two fans on a motherboard with only one cpu fan connector such as the asus sabertooth?
It seems it will go up to the price of the V6GT with all the equipment that'll be needed for using the hyper212+ with two fans.

I looked further into the Noctua, but it won't fit with my Corsair vengeance ram, it's simply too big and my ram can't have their top taken off as you can do with the corsair dominator ram. This frightens me even more, what if even the Hyper212+, V6GT or CNPS10X wouldn't fit with the ram?

I am still looking into the CNPS10X performa, but I'm not sure I believe this review:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3199/zalman_cnps10x_pe...

That review says it's better than the noctua, but it will be loud.
a b K Overclocking
August 31, 2011 4:35:36 PM

BTW, your existing compound should wipe off pretty easily. Then use a rag with a little bit of solvent to clean off any residue- solvent such as rubbing alcohol. Use very little solvent, don't let it drip on your motherboard or cpu because some solvents such as rubbing alcohol can contain water.
a c 249 K Overclocking
August 31, 2011 6:44:03 PM

blackwater said:
Wouldn't doing a hyper 212+ with push/pull be as buying the V6GT? Also how do you enable two fans on a motherboard with only one cpu fan connector such as the asus sabertooth?
It seems it will go up to the price of the V6GT with all the equipment that'll be needed for using the hyper212+ with two fans.

I looked further into the Noctua, but it won't fit with my Corsair vengeance ram, it's simply too big and my ram can't have their top taken off as you can do with the corsair dominator ram. This frightens me even more, what if even the Hyper212+, V6GT or CNPS10X wouldn't fit with the ram?

I am still looking into the CNPS10X performa, but I'm not sure I believe this review:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3199/zalman_cnps10x_pe...

That review says it's better than the noctua, but it will be loud.


Quote:
The Cooler Master V6GT;


Good = Comes with 2 120mm fans and has a good heat pipe layout and good base.
Bad = The top cap goes over the 120MM fans and even though the fans connect to the heat sink with the same connectors as the CMH212+, the cap on top will interfere with fudging the front 120 up to clear memory.


Quote:
You may as well get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and also get a second cooling fan for a push/pull setup, it comes with an extra set of mounts for a 2nd fan, and the front fan can be fudged upwards close to a half an inch to clear memory modules.


August 31, 2011 6:50:18 PM

I noticed that, but how can I be sure if the V6GT or CNPS10X would even block the memory modules? It might block and it might not. But I see what you mean, I can move the cooler up a little on the Hyper 212+ so if memory would be underneath it, it will have space.

But that still doesn't explain how I can connect it to my motherboard, without any special splitter cable, where the price again would go a bit above the other ones.
I'd like to hear a comment on the CNPS10X performa review, to see if you guys think it's legit enough.
August 31, 2011 6:51:41 PM

Thanks cadder, I'll be careful. But you're saying I shouldn't let it get on the CPU, I have to, to wipe the older thermal paste off. I just have to make sure it's dry and clean before putting anything new on there, right?
a c 249 K Overclocking
August 31, 2011 7:05:17 PM

blackwater said:
But that still doesn't explain how I can connect it to my motherboard,


The ASUS Sabertooth P67 has 2 4pin CPU power headers and another 4 pin power header at the corner of the M/B where the memory modules insert, all in reach of the CPU socket.

Good luck to you! I'm outa here.
a b K Overclocking
August 31, 2011 10:16:28 PM

blackwater said:
Thanks cadder, I'll be careful. But you're saying I shouldn't let it get on the CPU, I have to, to wipe the older thermal paste off. I just have to make sure it's dry and clean before putting anything new on there, right?


I'm just saying that rubbing alcohol has water in it, and if it drips on the cpu and runs down under the cpu to where the contacts are, it could cause a problem when you turn on the computer. I think if you dampen a rag with solvent and wipe off the top of the cpu you should be fine.
September 1, 2011 4:02:20 PM

Thank you ryan, I'm afraid I have yet to decide which cooler to go with though.
And thank you cadder, I know what you mean now, I'll try while being careful, I won't use anything wet that could drip.
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