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September 25, 2012 5:45:39 PM

Price is not an issue but noise is... i need it to be quiet. Size doesnt matter


I know everyone will default to Noctua but they are ugly as sin.

I also dont want to swap fans out or add any... so any suggestions must be without altering the heatsink or adding cost in anyway besides the initial purchase:

Even though cost is not an issue.. Id rather pay 60 bucks and lose 3 degrees Celsius than 100 and gain 3 degrees so as long as the price is justifiable then im good. Oh... and but if they perform similar except one is ultra quiet.. thats worth the extra $$$. Ive asked this before and somone said the CM v8...


Make sure your recombination are readily available ... no aksa coolers that ill never find or have to order from some shady site. the egg, tigerdirect and amazon.

Although I do perfer Newegg || I have a giftcard i need to use soon||

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September 25, 2012 5:56:26 PM

Honestly, so long as you are not trying to do an excessive OC, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
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a b K Overclocking
September 25, 2012 6:04:17 PM

I don't see how the CM Hyper 212 is any prettier than the equivalent Noctua cooler! ;) 
September 25, 2012 6:23:14 PM

CM 212 Evo.

Size does not matter ... hmmm :) 
September 25, 2012 11:21:57 PM

mindless728 said:
Honestly, so long as you are not trying to do an excessive OC, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo



I'm looking to get 4.5 on air
September 26, 2012 12:00:39 AM

and you will get an e reader for free if you ordered today or tomorrow :D 
September 26, 2012 2:00:50 AM

Rockdpm said:
I use the corsair A70..

Lowest temp i have seen on one of my cores was 21c
the idle temps for my cpu are now in the high 20's to mid 30's (C)
and load temps (Overclocked to 4.2 on stock voltage) running prime 95 was in the 60's

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Air-Performance-Cooler-CA...


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

Btw its the 3570K not 3750K

Darn. I thought I got a 3750... I saw the typo.... Typing on a phone is a pain so I didn't correct it. Anyone asking for this type of help knows the processor.... I figured people would know what I meant and for the most part.... They do

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September 26, 2012 3:33:05 PM
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glory88 said:
Price is not an issue but noise is... i need it to be quiet. Size doesnt matter


I know everyone will default to Noctua but they are ugly as sin.

I also dont want to swap fans out or add any... so any suggestions must be without altering the heatsink or adding cost in anyway besides the initial purchase:

Even though cost is not an issue.. Id rather pay 60 bucks and lose 3 degrees Celsius than 100 and gain 3 degrees so as long as the price is justifiable then im good. Oh... and but if they perform similar except one is ultra quiet.. thats worth the extra $$$. Ive asked this before and somone said the CM v8...


Make sure your recombination are readily available ... no aksa coolers that ill never find or have to order from some shady site. the egg, tigerdirect and amazon.

Although I do perfer Newegg || I have a giftcard i need to use soon||




Try Thermal Right "HR-02 Macho", "True Spirit" at Amazon. Both are "Unbeatable performance and quiet!"
a b K Overclocking
September 26, 2012 3:46:10 PM

PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE_BL 5 x?8mm Dual Heat-Pipes Dual 140mm Premium Fans and Quiet CPU Cooler with Patented P.A.T.S Coating
by Phanteks
http://www.amazon.com/PHANTEKS-PH-TC14PE_BL-Heat-Pipes-...



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



September 26, 2012 3:51:57 PM

If you don't like Noctua for the color but still want top end cooling I'd suggest taking a look at PH-TC14PE, here is mine:





Running at 50-60% PWM with the included PWN adaptor+spliter and my Mobo's ASUS Fan Xpert 2 at idle/web broswing gives a 30C idle(dead silent), 80-100% PWM top end cooling is just as good as a NH-D14 and 5-6C better than 212 in Tom's review and in my experience not noticeable with background noise(TV or Gaming sounds).

You can get it in Blue,White+Silver,Red,Orange & Black colors



Tom's is the only site with 14PE 1C worse than D14 actually, most reviews you will see 14PE tie or 1C better than D14.
September 26, 2012 4:07:09 PM

2010797,15,1363042 said:
If you don't like Noctua for the color but still want top end cooling I'd suggest taking a look at PH-TC14PE, here is mine:

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh548/dlu0713/20120925_231936.jpg

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh548/dlu0713/20120925_232034.jpg

Running at 50-60% PWM with the included PWN adaptor+spliter and my Mobo's ASUS Fan Xpert 2 at idle/web broswing gives a 30C idle(dead silent), 80-100% PWM top end cooling is just as good as a NH-D14 and 5-6C better than 212 in Tom's review and in my experience not noticeable with background noise(TV or Gaming sounds).

You can get it in Blue,White+Silver,Red,Orange & Black colors

http://media.bestofmicro.com/1/B/325343/original/image008.png

Tom's is the only site with 14PE 1C worse than D14 actually, most reviews you will see 14PE tie or 1C better than D14.[/quotemsg

I'm lookin at that the havik 140 (worried about the rubber fan mounts drying up) and the xigmatek aeiger.. Also I have lp ram in the first two dimms and hp in the last 2. It will be alright clearance wise? I if you had to choose 1 of the 3 pretending you could remake your purchase which would you buy? I sound is my first priority.... 4.5ghz oc is second
September 26, 2012 4:17:34 PM

The Hyper 212 series is still very hard to beat for the price. The Corsair A70 is a fairly well-regarded runner-up as well. The problem with Ivy Bridge being overclocked is several factors. 4.5 seems to be the max for a lot of people on air (pure stability wise, not benchmark stable), it's a very sensitive beast. It has a very small surface area and has cheap TIM (no fluxless solder) used for the heat-spreader, and as the processor temperature increases, your overclock ability decreases (much more than any other CPU) dramatically. Then you hit a wall where you have to start dumping massive amounts of voltage into it for a small amount of frequency gain. So in the end, the Noctua designs may be ugly to you, but you need grab the cooler design that dissipates the most heat for whatever price range you pick. There will be a point though that this chip can no longer transfer enough heat to the heat spreader so the cooler cannot get rid of it no matter how good your cooler may be. 4.2-4.4 is a pretty good bet on making it though, just realize there's no guarantee to get 4.5 given how odd this chip behaves compared to everything before it.

I recently OC'd a 3570k that went up to 4.3ghz on stock voltage (1.16 for this chip) at 56*c. It then needed 1.38v (about as much as you want to go for max) to get to 4.5ghz at 86*c - these just don't behave like you think they should. For reference, this is the 3rd I've done, but all cases were somewhat similar.
September 26, 2012 4:22:09 PM

glory88 said:
2010797,15,1363042 said:
If you don't like Noctua for the color but still want top end cooling I'd suggest taking a look at PH-TC14PE, here is mine:

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh548/dlu0713/20120925_231936.jpg

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh548/dlu0713/20120925_232034.jpg

Running at 50-60% PWM with the included PWN adaptor+spliter and my Mobo's ASUS Fan Xpert 2 at idle/web broswing gives a 30C idle(dead silent), 80-100% PWM top end cooling is just as good as a NH-D14 and 5-6C better than 212 in Tom's review and in my experience not noticeable with background noise(TV or Gaming sounds).

You can get it in Blue,White+Silver,Red,Orange & Black colors

http://media.bestofmicro.com/1/B/325343/original/image008.png

Tom's is the only site with 14PE 1C worse than D14 actually, most reviews you will see 14PE tie or 1C better than D14.[/quotemsg

I'm lookin at that the havik 140 (worried about the rubber fan mounts drying up) and the xigmatek aeiger.. Also I have lp ram in the first two dimms and hp in the last 2. It will be alright clearance wise? I if you had to choose 1 of the 3 pretending you could remake your purchase which would you buy? I sound is my first priority.... 4.5ghz oc is second
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I would buy the Phantek in a second because in most air cooler reviews it ends up in the Top 3 with NH-D14 & Silverarrow(Superwide and could block first PCIE slot on most boards), the other two are not up to par with the big boys in either cooling or noise.

My Phanteks is not loud until I rev them up over 1100rpm(1300 max) and even then they'd be masked by the game I am playing.

At any rate 14 PE demand you use low profile(30mm and under) Ram in all 4 dimm slots as you can see on my picture it covers all slots, so HP Ram in any slot is a no go.

I used 26 mm Corsair Vegenance LP before, no clerance issues, I am now using Samsung Green Ram that are only 19mm tall, overclocks amazing(1866 9-9-9-24 1.35V or 2133 11-11-11-28 1.45V, other people got more extreme timing/speed stable but I didn't bother to try). and low voltage.
a b K Overclocking
September 26, 2012 4:31:41 PM

I been testing heat sinks for years i use to work for a mom and pop type shop and i found that the PH-TC14PE,Noctua NH-D14,THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW are the very best they preform well even on high overclocks on sandy bridge i was able to get them all to keep temps decent i5-2500k & i7-2600k @ 4.8GHZ 1.35v that's pretty impressive if you ask me.No other aftermarket cpu coolers are on those three levels i could careless what reviews claim i know better lol.
September 26, 2012 6:38:40 PM

Well.... I thought I would have be Ok with hp ram in the furthest slots on a z77 board.... Looks like a may have some issues....For some reason I thought only the first 2 dims would matter.... Bah that changes the game now
October 3, 2012 12:05:15 AM

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