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I5 2500k w/ EVGA superclock cpu cooler

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October 12, 2011 1:03:23 AM

i've seen the product and i can fit the cooler in my case however i've been wondering if the cooler will keep it stable, is this the best way to go on a budget? or up the ante on something like an H60
i'd like to try out at least 4.3 Ghz OC
October 12, 2011 8:46:13 PM

go for the alc (Advanced liquid cooling)
The antec and corsair are pretty good with that.

Go for the corsair H100 Its twice as big but it will do the job very well. Goodluck
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October 13, 2011 11:00:57 AM

For 4.3Ghz you won't need very hard cooling as the i5 is a hell of an overclocker. People even report they can do it on the stock cooler!

But if you need nice cooling anyways, I'd say get the Zalman CNPS 9900MAX, 11x Extreme or the Thermaltake Frio.
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January 16, 2012 12:53:48 PM

wimpyjoe said:
i've seen the product and i can fit the cooler in my case however i've been wondering if the cooler will keep it stable, is this the best way to go on a budget? or up the ante on something like an H60
i'd like to try out at least 4.3 Ghz OC
Overclocking my 2500K i5 with the EVGA Superclock. 1.3V at 4.5GHz with a max temperature of 68C (and that's with Prime95 and IBT). I highly recommend the cooler, unless you're water clocking your graphics card as well, at which point you might benefit from the reduced noise with an H80/H100.
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January 16, 2012 7:28:35 PM

mrmaia said:
For 4.3Ghz you won't need very hard cooling as the i5 is a hell of an overclocker. People even report they can do it on the stock cooler!

But if you need nice cooling anyways, I'd say get the Zalman CNPS 9900MAX, 11x Extreme or the Thermaltake Frio.


i agree. i have my 2500k at 4.2 with my cheap freezer pro 7 i got for $20. keeps its idle at 31c and on prime at 68c. during gaming and all types of use i max at 52c
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January 17, 2012 12:01:13 AM

I have Zalman 9900 MAX and so far only have it 4Ghz
keeps me idle at 21-23C and while playing games ~ 48C
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January 17, 2012 2:07:29 PM

madchemist83 said:
I have Zalman 9900 MAX and so far only have it 4Ghz
keeps me idle at 21-23C and while playing games ~ 48C
Wow, sounds uncomfortable.
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January 17, 2012 3:40:05 PM

peteer01 said:
Wow, sounds uncomfortable.


how does that sound uncomfortable?
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January 17, 2012 6:16:21 PM

I've used a 9900 max and I can vouch for it, it's really good. Hit 4.5ghz on a 2500k with surprisingly low temps. It is huge, though.

I found it on sale for like $30 off or something, so it was a really awesome deal.
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January 17, 2012 9:03:46 PM

I have it set up so it blows up so hot air comes out naturally of the top of the case
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January 19, 2012 4:30:19 AM

madchemist83 said:
I have it set up so it blows up so hot air comes out naturally of the top of the case


does your arc midi allow good airflow madchem? ive been looking into that case.
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January 19, 2012 5:02:57 AM

It does. I keep fans on about 40% and it's pretty quiet. Full speed though it's loud but not too much. If u gaming won't hear a thing. And I can see significant change in temp from low fan speed to high ~ 6C.
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January 19, 2012 9:05:07 PM

madchemist83 said:
It does. I keep fans on about 40% and it's pretty quiet. Full speed though it's loud but not too much. If u gaming won't hear a thing. And I can see significant change in temp from low fan speed to high ~ 6C.


you think its possible to throw the silverarrow into the arc midi?
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January 19, 2012 9:30:45 PM

Im pretty sure it'll fit. It's listed as being 160mm tall.
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January 19, 2012 9:56:22 PM

More of a concern should be if it will fit on your motherboard, particularly depending on the RAM. If you use 4 ram sticks, I wouldn't count on it.
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January 20, 2012 1:01:32 AM

You can always use low profile ram.
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