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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

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.
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September 24, 2012 10:55:38 PM

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