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!
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.