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Cpu Cooler for i7 2600k

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January 7, 2012 1:12:13 AM

I have been looking all around and there are soo many coolers. I have a i7 2600k that im looking to run at 4.2-4.5 OC'd. My budget is around $60-$80 i am getting the haf 922 case so it has a decent space. If you guys have any suggestions let me know there are simple tooooo many out there. THANKS

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January 7, 2012 1:46:22 PM

I'm using a hyper 212 evo with dual 120mm fans push pull on a i7 2700k at 4.6 max temp on prime95 is around 70c

When I first tested the cooler on my old amd anthlon x2 2.2Ghz stock speed and cooler was hitting near 80c with the 212 evo and slight oc to 2.5Ghz never above 38c

I have seen many reviews with the 212 evo on 2600k and 2700k oc same as my 4.6 and temps about 10c lower than mine. I think I may have used too much thermal paste and need to reseat my cooler.

Only cost around $30 plus $10ish for a 2nd fan. There may be some better ones in your budget but for $30-$40 you can't really beat the price/performance ratio

Hope that helps you
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January 7, 2012 2:11:45 PM

for that budget you may like nh-d14 or this one
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Thermaltake-Frio-Extre...
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January 7, 2012 3:28:14 PM

For 4.4 - 4.5 Ghz, spend $30 on the Hyper 212

For 4.6 - 4.7 Ghz, spend $50 on the Hyper 612 or Scythe Mugen 3

For 4.8 - 5.0 Ghz, spend $80 on the Thermalright Silver Arrow

Comparison of newer coolers Corsair H series, V6GT, Silver Arrow, Hyper 612 etc....

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Comparison of older coolers (Prolimatech Megahalems, Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme, Noctua NH-D14, etc)

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Note: You may wanna set up multiple BIOS boot profiles on your 2600k....here's what I did on my son's 2600k

-24/7 Boot Profile - for multithreaded and every day apps @ 4.6 Ghz HT on .... Cores vary from 62-65C with Silver Arrow and all case and CPU fan on lowest possible setting.

-Gaming Boot for Cooler temps when running demanding games @ 4.8 Ghz HT off

-Test Boot @ 5.0 Ghz which is just for testing / tweaking trying new settings
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January 7, 2012 5:20:07 PM

ended up finding a new frio for 32 on ebay so i picked it up thanks guys :) 
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January 7, 2012 5:21:41 PM

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January 8, 2012 5:17:01 AM

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