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Which Cooler for OCing 2500k in Fractal Design Core 1000

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March 31, 2012 5:25:14 AM

I plan on OCing a i5-2500k (ASRock Z68 PRO3-M w/low profile Samsung memory) inside a Core 1000.

The case supports CPU coolers with height of 135mm.

I was originally going to use a Hyper 212, but realized it won't fit in the case.

Any recommendations for an alternative cooler?

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March 31, 2012 5:41:08 AM

How much do you want to spend?
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March 31, 2012 5:50:16 AM

Could go with the 92mm zalman fan/hsu or the corsair h60 water cooler. Both provide very good cooling to an OC i5-2500k
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March 31, 2012 6:33:50 AM

Sorry, I should have stated my budget in op.

I'm looking to spend under $50 unless there is a really good reason to go above it.

I was looking at the h60 earlier and my only concern is it leaking.

The zalman fan looks good so far. I'm going to look at some more reviews right now.

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March 31, 2012 1:50:21 PM

corsair h***s rarly leak and currently the h60 is only $55 at amazon.
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March 31, 2012 9:42:01 PM

I was close to buying the h60 before posting op because I saw that it was on sale at amazon for 55. Is it my best bet or are there alternatives I should consider?
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April 2, 2012 8:16:15 AM

Best answer selected by catalog.
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April 2, 2012 8:16:36 AM

I ended up buying the zalman 92mm. Thanks for the help.
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