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Good QUIET heatsink/fan for i5 3750, for less than $50

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July 31, 2012 5:34:23 AM

Like the title says, I want something that will keep an i5 3750 cooler than the stock fan and quieter. Preferably for less than 50 shipped but can push that to 60 if it is a big difference. Links to benchmarks and reviews would be swell, I just loves me some third party data.
a c 149 K Overclocking
July 31, 2012 5:41:45 AM

Hyper 212 EVO with a Noctua fan!
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July 31, 2012 10:16:29 AM

Corsair a50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These two coolers are the best bang for buck in my opinion.
You can't go wrong for either of these.
Both These will be able to keep your temps under 70 degree Calcius under load(stock speed) and under 80 under moderate overclocking

This also means that your 3570k will be able turbo boost its iGPU (Intel HD 4000) to 1150mhz and clock speed upto 3.8ghz during gaming while keeping temps low at the same time

Enjoy your new Processor Bro :D 

a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2012 10:37:12 AM

These coolers are best bang for buck at the $50.00 price point IMO and all three out preform the Evo CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU Cooler:Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler - LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, LGA2011, AM3, AM2+, AM2. "Received The Overclockers Tech Gold Award"
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


CPU Cooler:Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan - Socket 1366/775/AM2/AM2+,1156, AM3 120mm Fan, Modular Aluminum Fins
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

August 1, 2012 12:11:58 AM

Thermaltake Frio is a high quality air cooler but 20 dollars more expensive than cooler master V6 GT which is also a great cooler and not far behind from the Frio in all the reviews that I have seen

1.check out the performance of the CM V6.It beats the Frio at full fan speed of 2400rpm
http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=content&tas...

So it appears that the cooler master v6 GT has the best bang for buck out of all these coolers because its cheap and gives almost the same performance of high quality coolers like Thermaltake Frio and Corsair A70

V6GT-22PK-R1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 103089#top
a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2012 12:21:35 AM

Actually the Thermaltake Frio only cost $49.99 at tigerdirect so no $20.00 difference there more like a 3 or 4 dollar difference in cost still i think the Cooler master V6 GT is just as good if not better i have owned both cpu coolers in the past and they preform pretty neck and neck imo but i agree the CM V6 is just a tad bit better.
August 1, 2012 12:38:40 AM

you do not need to add on the noctua fan. Just start with the 212 evo and what it came with. It is plenty quiet unless you are really pushing it hard.

If you are running at the same settings that your STOCK fan was keeping up with, then 212 will suit you fine and will be running at like 30-40% fan speed and keeping quiet.

If you are planning to overclock more then it is a different story

Here is review:
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=265...
August 1, 2012 1:13:55 AM


It's a simple choice
If overclocking get one of these
1.Cooler Master V6 GT
2.Thermaltake Frio

If not overcloking get one of these
1.Cooler Master 212 EVO
2.Corsair a50

I don't think CM hyper 212 Evo will be able to keep an ivy-bridge processor under 80 degree calcius(depending upon ambient temps) when overclocked to 4.5GHZ and 1.3x voltage which is why I think he'll be much more comfortable with the Frio or a V6 GT.

Also both V6 and frio cost about the same as the Hyper 212 EVO so it's a no brainer!!

August 1, 2012 2:55:28 AM

Thanks for the advice guys! I have looked at all the choices you guys have mentioned and they all look great.

The motherboard I was looking to get is the Gigabyte GA Z77 D3H. One of the comments said that a 212 EVO was too heavy and started pulling the CPU socket out of the PCB. So I am thinking it would be better to get something that isn't as heavy, yet still very cool and quiet, even if I have to up the budget for the heatsink/ fan a bit. So I was looking, and this Noctua NH-C12P looks like it has those qualities, although it is a bit more expensive. Oh, and another thing I want is easy installation, which it also seems to have from reading the feedback on newegg. I like the Scythe coolers but I have had installation frustration with them in the past, so I am thinking this will be worth the premium price.

Do you think its worth the extra money for the Noctua?

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August 1, 2012 9:24:51 AM
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Read the conclusion of this Review of the Noctua NH-C12P SE14 as it highlights some of the key points that you must take into consideration before buying this cooler.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/07/01/noc...
August 1, 2012 7:27:35 PM

hmm, that is an interesting read Wapda, now I am rethinking that fan choice.
August 1, 2012 11:45:40 PM

Best answer selected by shadyj.
August 1, 2012 11:46:07 PM

You know what, after further research, I think I am going to order the EVO 212. Thanks for the information guys, I do appreciate it!
August 1, 2012 11:52:31 PM

Good choice. Best cooler for the price out there IMO.
a b K Overclocking
August 2, 2012 12:34:56 AM

Excellent Choice!

I still use my Hyper 212. I have the original version that I purchased years ago. It still works for me.
August 2, 2012 6:17:35 PM

shadyj said:
You know what, after further research, I think I am going to order the EVO 212. Thanks for the information guys, I do appreciate it!


Yes Good choice but make sure you don't go above 1.3x Vcore .These ivy-bridge processors tend to get crazy hot when you take it above 1.3v. Your processor will be able to overclock upto 4.5ghz on stock voltage anyways so just keep it between 1.2v to 1.3v.

Have fun with your new processor and cooler :) 
August 11, 2012 5:18:43 AM

I ended up going with the EVO 212, man that was a great choice. The day before I had tried to mount a Ninja Scythe and some Nexus heatsink on another computer and the mounting process was a nightmare, crappy pins would not push through, screw holes would not align, etc. The EVO mounted easy, and keeps my computer cool and quiet. I am getting 25 to 30 at rest and 60 after doing prime95 for awhile, and that is all fine by me. There might be cooler heatsinks out there, but the ease of installation of this heatsink is a great bonus, and alone would justify the $30 price.
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