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CPU Cooler for i5 2500k OC to 4.5ghz-4.8ghz

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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
  2. $80 Thermalright Silver Arrow (dead quiet)
    $60 Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=797&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=4

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=674&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=5

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    I think the Silver Arrow represents the ultimate air cooler than can be built and still fit within the constraints of an ATX motherboard and a standard computer case. ....It's almost ironic that coolers like this are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling.
  3. Thermaltake Frio
    http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1319&ID=1956

    Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?pq=thermaltake+frio&hl=en&cp=3&gs_id=c&xhr=t&q=Noctua+NH-D14&tok=11HBImRh53Rd9ftYLUMOAA&safe=off&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1287&bih=851&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11004785383205699382&sa=X&ei=JwsET9uUEOjniAKjhtzdCA&sqi=2&ved=0CEIQ8wIwAQ

    Cooler Master V6GT
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6668

    Or should I go with Corsair liquid cooling?

    Which is the best and which would be a good while still having a low price, also will these be able to fit in my build without blocking any slots?(Thermal compound i'm going for is Arctic MX-4 or should I use something else?)
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    Jarell420 said:
    Thermaltake Frio
    http://thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1319&ID=1956

    Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?pq=thermaltake+frio&hl=en&cp=3&gs_id=c&xhr=t&q=Noctua+NH-D14&tok=11HBImRh53Rd9ftYLUMOAA&safe=off&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1287&bih=851&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=11004785383205699382&sa=X&ei=JwsET9uUEOjniAKjhtzdCA&sqi=2&ved=0CEIQ8wIwAQ

    Cooler Master V6GT
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6668

    Or should I go with Corsair liquid cooling?

    Which is the best and which would be a good while still having a low price, also will these be able to fit in my build without blocking any slots?(Thermal compound i'm going for is Arctic MX-4 or should I use something else?)

    I doubt any of the above coolers will fit in a Challenger case btw.
    The FRIO and V6GT definitely won't = 165mm tall.
    The CM 212+ is most often used in your case (158.5mm tall) and it barely fits.
    The Evo might fit just under 160mm.
    After market coolers come supplied with good paste = CM units come with a tube of paste = has enough for 3-4 installs.
    It's not the very best paste but only 2-3C shy of the best.
    I use it for my installs.
  5. The Hyper 212+ looks good, but I was wondering if the CM V8 would fit and if it would should i go with that?
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  7. Is coolermaster the best brand?
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