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October 26, 2012 12:24:42 AM

I just stepped up and bought an i5 3570k setup. I am dying to overclock it, but the stock cooler is less than able as we all know.
What I would like to know is what AIR coolers are the best for overclocking these beasts. I don't want to spend $90 on a Noctua. I'm looking to spend around $40 - $50. I could care less how much noise the cooler makes as this is strictly a gaming rig.
Any suggestions?

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October 26, 2012 4:12:29 PM

full_out said:
I just stepped up and bought an i5 3570k setup. I am dying to overclock it, but the stock cooler is less than able as we all know.
What I would like to know is what AIR coolers are the best for overclocking these beasts. I don't want to spend $90 on a Noctua. I'm looking to spend around $40 - $50. I could care less how much noise the cooler makes as this is strictly a gaming rig.
Any suggestions?



$40? Please try thermalright True Spirit 140 or Macho Rev.A. Both are "Unbeatable performance and quiet!"
http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?Produc...
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October 26, 2012 4:18:26 PM

I was thinking of the 212 as I had it on my last system and it seemed to work well. I was just wondering if anyone had any good experiences worth talking about.
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October 26, 2012 6:05:12 PM

I have 212 and OC the same CPU 3570k to 4.2 Ghz and the temperature is only 46 during full load. Get the D14 only if you are going to OC past 4.2 Ghz
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October 26, 2012 6:09:00 PM

That's some pretty decent temps!
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October 26, 2012 6:18:35 PM

Look at this chart, the evo 212 is cooler than the zalman and also $22 cheaper

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hy...
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October 26, 2012 10:22:22 PM

I'm going to open a different thread now that I have gone off my original direction.
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October 26, 2012 10:27:22 PM

Best answer selected by full_out.
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