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Air cooling for i5 3570k

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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  1. The 212 evo is great for the money, but your budget/case may allow for a better unit.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/cpu-cooler-2011/Load-CPU-Temperature-above-ambient,2890.html
  2. 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?ProductCode=MACHO%2DREV%2DA
  3. 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.
  4. So i was thinking of going with this one:
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=47564&vpn=CNPS9900A%20LED&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH

    Zalman 9900A

    Any thoughts? Experiences?
  5. 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
  6. That's some pretty decent temps!
  7. Best answer
    Look at this chart, the evo 212 is cooler than the zalman and also $22 cheaper

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-EVO-CPU-Cooler-Review/1407/6
  8. I'm going to open a different thread now that I have gone off my original direction.
  9. Best answer selected by full_out.
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