Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Best Air Cooler for 4.5 GHz OC

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
March 22, 2012 6:12:18 AM

I will be running an i5-2500k and ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 Motherboard, OCing to 4.5 GHz at 1.3v. What is the best air cooler for the task? I want the fan to be low noise and high airflow, preferably a balance between the two. Thanks!

More about : air cooler ghz

March 22, 2012 9:35:05 AM

The Noctua NH-D14 is among the biggest and most expensive of air coolers. While it offers some of the best temperatures, it's value in performance per dollar is rather poor. I'm currently using a Hyper 212 EVO for a Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz. My temps with IntelBurnTest max out at around 64C at room temp of 27-28C.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b V Motherboard
a c 224 K Overclocking
March 22, 2012 9:35:09 AM

Since you will be overclocking to 4.5ghz it is to your advantage to keep it as cool as possible for the longevity of the CPU so I concur with methix0r's suggestion of the Noctua NH-D14.
m
0
l
March 22, 2012 9:42:07 AM

ypur mobo is compatible with the NH-14 so jsut check the dimenions on it and the dimenions on your case ot make shure it fits if it wont u can always just get this.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


same price around the same performance and noise level might be behind Nh -d14 bye 1 or 2 degress but it isnt as big length wise if that is your problem those are the best to options for your setup
m
0
l
a c 117 V Motherboard
a c 183 K Overclocking
March 23, 2012 2:39:24 AM

You don't need an expensive air cooler for an i5.
A quality unit under $50 will do the job easily at 4.5GHz.
m
0
l
March 23, 2012 4:12:22 AM

Any you recommend?
m
0
l
March 23, 2012 1:26:42 PM

davcon said:
You don't need an expensive air cooler for an i5.
A quality unit under $50 will do the job easily at 4.5GHz.


dont lsiten to this idiot 4.5ghz are u jokeing u shoudl buy the best ones availble for that speed and i listed them if u dont its really realy stupid of u but its your decsison dont make a bad one...
m
0
l
a b K Overclocking
March 23, 2012 5:07:47 PM

Well, the best air cooler you can get is this http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6074

The most reasonable is the CM hyper 212 EVO with 2 fans(comes with 1), $34 on newegg, so yes under $50 for a cooler is sufficient.

What does the $80+ Noctua give you over the 212 evo with 1 fan? 1 degree cooler with the c14, and 3 degrees WARMER with the d14. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Enermax-ETD-T60-...

methix0r said:
dont lsiten to this idiot 4.5ghz are u jokeing u shoudl buy the best ones availble for that speed and i listed them if u dont its really realy stupid of u but its your decsison dont make a bad one...


looks like the idiot was right, might want to watch the comments.
m
0
l
March 24, 2012 5:28:30 PM

Ok, Hyper 212 EVO it is!
m
0
l
!