I want to OC my 2600K to about 4.5 GHZ
and atm i only have the stock cooler so i can't do it without crashing
so my question is: which cooler should i take for that kind of load, what would make it stable and what cooler can make it more than stable.
(note: that im not going to use watercooling, only the H50-H70) if thats the case
my build is:
4gb ram - going to get 4x4 gb
Gtx260 OC - in the furture im going to get GTX570
PSU: 850 Corsair
motherbord: P8P67- deluxe asus
The link below shows you actual HSF performance for comparison. A mid-level HSF would be the Hyper 212+ or Evo models, which are a good value. Always read the full review to be sure the HSF will fit your case and clear the RAM.
Yeah you have a lot of choices for 70GBP, that's around 110 USD. THat said, The evo should get you to 4.5 IMO. There is the Mugen 3 for a little more,Prolimatech Megahalems for around 70 USD, and the Notcua D-14 for about 85 USD. Tose are in order of price and performance. Like I said however, the evo will probably get you to 4.5 for 35 USD.
$30 Hyper 212+
$50 Scyther Mugen 3 (5-7C better than 212)
$80 Thermalright Silver Arrow (7-10C over 212)
Here you can compare the Silver Arrow with the H50 and H70 water coolers that are sold by Corsair but made by Asetek . They also make Antec's 630 but as this containes several design improvements over the H50/H70, it gets much betetr temps.
I think my final decision is to take the Noctua NH-D14.
the only thing that worries me is whether it can be in my cabinet.
also my last question: is it the right choice? or do you guys or girls think that i should take another cooler ? because the temps on Noctua NH-D14 on max load is 70 while the "Spire Thermax Eclipse II" is around 75-77 om max load.. but i also like the Antec Kühler H2O 620... which one should i take :S