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OCing i5-3570K, need a $30-$70 cooler

Hi, I am planning on building a desktop for Gaming, here is the basic specs:

Processor Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz $229.99
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK $144.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $53.99
Graphics EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW $407.99
Storage Corsair Force Series 3 240GB $179.99
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model $17.99
Enclosure NTZX Phantom 410 $100.00
Power supply Corsair HX650W $114.99
CPUFan COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $29.99
Total: $1279.92

I plan doing only minor OCing (say 3.7 GHz) at the start but eventually I might want to OC moderately(say up to 4-4.2 GHZ) and I am planning to get a Cooler in the $30-$70 range that can keep my Ivy Bridge CPU at a safe temperature during OCing. My first choice was Hyper 212 EVO b/c the price but I also looked up Thermalright True Spirit(140mm- $40), Thermaltake's Frio($60) and Corsair H60($65).

My question is for what I need(moderate OCing) which fan is the best and which one have the best value(price/performance), If I can get better cooling from a nosier cooler I am OK with it as long as it is not obnoxiously loud.

p.s If you have experience playing BF3 while OCing please let me know what setting you are on, how much did you OC and how much did it help your FPS, I am going to be playing BF3 a lot on this rig so I could use that information.
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  1. the best value/performance is by the cooler master hyper 212 EVO...I have used that and its bro the hyper 212+ in many builds and they have never disappointed me. Have used the cooler on that exact cpu and it gives great temps.
  2. drums101 said:
    the best value/performance is by the cooler master hyper 212 EVO...I have used that and its bro the hyper 212+ in many builds and they have never disappointed me. Have used the cooler on that exact cpu and it gives great temps.


    Cool, how much do you OC with that setup? Suggestions on thermal paste(I am thinking IC Diamond or Arctic5)?
  3. Best answer
    arctic silver 5 has never let me down, its good stuff.....I would say a comfortable OC with that chip and cooler would be around 4.2-4.4...saw a guy with it at 4.5ghz and under prime95 it was hitting high 70's so thats not bad
  4. Best answer selected by sherlockwing.
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