Looking for cooler advice for 3570k

Hello,

I'm looking for a good cpu cooler for my 3570k.
Space is no problem, because I have the CM Cosmos 2 case.
Price should be between $50-$100..
Sound doesn't matter that much, because the Cosmos 2 case is quite sound-damping.
I prefer something that's easy to install, but that's not a must.
I'm looking to overclock my 3570k to 4.5 hz.

All advice is appreciated.
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  1. michaelconnor said:
    Hello,

    I'm looking for a good cpu cooler for my 3570k.
    Space is no problem, because I have the CM Cosmos 2 case.
    Price should be between $50-$100..
    Sound doesn't matter that much, because the Cosmos 2 case is quite sound-damping.
    I prefer something that's easy to install, but that's not a must.
    I'm looking to overclock my 3570k to 4.5 hz.

    All advice is appreciated.



    With air NH-D14.
    With Water H100.

    water cooling geeks would say a custom kit.
  2. Currently, the best "bang for buck" CPU cooler is the CoolerMaster Hyper212 EVO at about $35
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    For air cooling in your budget my preference is the CoolerMaster V8 at about $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055
    I just think it looks better but you can even afford to go top of line (don't think it's warranted personally) with a Noctua D-14 at $90 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE at $99.
  3. Id go for a custom loop, you can add your GPU to it, or upgrade parts, a custom loop will outperform any cloosed loop sustem
  4. h100 I have it on the 3570k great temps
  5. Twinkletoes said:
    Id go for a custom loop, you can add your GPU to it, or upgrade parts, a custom loop will outperform any cloosed loop sustem

    I'm pretty sure that's well out of the budget
  6. Thanks for all the replies :)
    I think I'll go for the NH-D14,
    because I don't trust liquidcooling.
    Everyone says the fluid doesn't conduct, but if it leaks, it will stil be a mess.
  7. My 212 Evo keeps my 3570k at 31 idle and 40-50 full load.

    If you are to OC your 3570k past 4.5 Ghz, you want the D14 or that big ass H100. Do remember that the 3570k temp rating is 100+ (not 76).
  8. Yeah you can't go wrong with the NH-D14. Great CPU cooler.
  9. NHD-14 or the phanteks gets my vote
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