Its the second time im asking this here because i wasnt quite sure with the awnsers i got.
i need a cpu cooler for my Core i3 540 for overclocking.
i live in israel so the prices are very wierd.
i have a few options to choose from .
here they are and the price in nis [new israeli shekel- the money here]
1. Crosair A70 for 195 nis
2. Cooler Master 212 + for 150 nis.
3.Scythe Mugen 3 for 230 nis .
4.Thermalright True Spirit for 185 nis.
3.7nis worth 1USD.
By my understanding from reviews i read that the Crosair A70 is only about 5-2 degrees warmar then the
Nocuta NH-D14 [which costs 320nis]
and its cheaper then most of the coolers here. and yet preforms the best by my knowdlge.
so should i buy it?
or go for another cooler?
All those coolers are excellent btw and more the capable of cooling an i3 540.
I personally own an A70 and a 212+.
A70 - 2 fans included = temps are slightly better then 212+ and it's quieter.(with line resistors used)
212+ - excellent price/performance ratio = fan moderately loud- plays nice with most ram kits
Scythe Mugen 3 - better temps then 212+ and quiet fan - big and only recommended with low profile ram kits
Thermalright True Spirit - excellent temps and quiet fan - works well with majority of ram kits
Really can't lose with any of these.
If you can source an Evo it's better then the 212+ and its replacement.
The 212+ will be discontinued very soon from what i can tell.
I live in Canada and most retailers have it on clearance for @ $20.
All those are good cooler, but the Mugen 3 is a little expensive compare with the others. My options will be Hyper 212+ or Thermalright in 2nd place, but keep in mind that high profile RAM won't work with Hyper 212+ fan in push mode.
i dont care about the price.. the diffrences are very small
which one cools the best because when im overclocking i dont want the temps to limit me.
or should i got for a cooler that is not listed here?
What ram kit do you have and how many dimms are filled?
I've installed Ripjaws(41mm tall) 4 sticks no problem with the 212+ and A70.
All on 1156 platforms.
Just requires you to slide up the push fan a smidgen.
I own 3 coolers a 212+,A70,and a Thermalright.
I like all of them.
i3 550 - 212+ = moderately loud fan mid 30's db
i5 760 - A70 = slightly quieter then 212+ with 2 fans using the in-line resistors
i7 860 - MUX-120 = dead quiet fans under 20db.added another for push/pull
Thermalright TS or Mugen are the best of that lot imo.
Both have nice quiet fans included.