So I am purchasing the Core i7-3690X CPU from Newegg, but the CPU does not come with a cooling system. I plan to use this CPU in my gaming/GFX & rendering/ video editing rig. I am choosing to not use water cooling since I am not confident in my skills to instal it, so I am looking at on alternate option to cool my CPU. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? Thanks in advance for all of your help!
The closed loop cpu cooler is the same as putting a heatsink on the cpu because all you have to do is attack the block to the cpu and mount the fan and your done there is no maintenence or any adjustments that you have to do.
Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled Thermal Solution For the LGA2011 Socket
This is the cooler that Intel intends to be used with the Sandy Bridge-E cpu and they decided to sell it seperate because it's not a regulart heatsink. All you need to do is attach the block like a heatsink and mount the fan in the rear of the case in the rear fan hole.
If you prefer a conventional heatsink;
Thermaltake CLP0587 140mm CPU Cooler
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED
$74.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $64.99.
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99 and a $5 rebate makes the final price $29.99.