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September 24, 2012 6:38:08 AM

Hello guys. I will be overclocking my 2500k to 4.0 to 4.5 GHz and I want to get a CPU Cooler but am I am pretty picky. I want a CPU cooler that is preferably quiet, $80 or less, and Black preferably, and obviously one that is good at keeping temps low. I already have some ideas but I wanna hear your opinions. I was thinking about the Thermaltake Frio, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, or Xigmatek Dark Knight II. Here are the links.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 24, 2012 7:39:41 AM
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The frio is the best between all of them since it moves more air and has more heatpipes. But tbh the 212 would suffice at 4.5ghz. I have it myself and i dont go over 60C under full load and i have two 460's in my case which cause a lot of heat.
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September 24, 2012 8:11:02 AM

^ +1.

It's hard to justify a more expensive cooler than the Hyper 212 Evo since it will get Sandy Bridge chips to ~4.5Ghz pretty easily. The more expensive coolers will only get you a few hundred more megahertz for quite a bit more money.

The Frio is black though and the Hyper 212 Evo is not. Frio looks pretty cool too to least to me. Not double the price cool though.
September 24, 2012 10:55:38 PM

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