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Need help on what to pick for a cooler

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November 17, 2012 3:22:55 AM

Hi, I'm buying a computer from CyberpowerPC, I am wondering which one should I get, they are offering:

Thermaltake Frio OCK

Cooler Master V6 GT

Intel Certified CPU Fan & Heatsink (I have no idea what the specs are)

& (I know this isn't air but...

Asetek 510 LC (Closed Loop All-in-one) Water Cooling going for a Dual Fan push/pull config


Cheapest is: intel then asetek -> cooler master -> thermaltake

I won't be overclocking at all


Specs:

i7 3770k sandy
8gb ram 1866mhz
standard 80 plus power supply
gtx 670 evga super clocked (I might get gtx 680 evga super clocked iono)
mobo gigabyte gz z77x d3h

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a b K Overclocking
November 17, 2012 4:22:26 AM

Cooler Master V6 GT
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November 17, 2012 8:55:15 PM

I have the V6GT and it performs great. 2600k @ 4.3Ghz, 70C @ 100% load in a warm (~28C) room.
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a b K Overclocking
November 18, 2012 2:51:52 AM

Frio slightly better than V6GT

well, you have to try Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU
this is the best bang for the buck for heatsink..
it's better than your options above and it's even better than nh-d14

you can read review here
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Hy...
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November 18, 2012 3:40:03 AM

Yeah, the Hyper 212 is about as good as it gets for budget coolers.
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November 19, 2012 2:43:01 AM

I checked out the 1000 dollar build you are getting. That computer will do fine with a
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe
Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible
with Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Standard Return Policy
$34.99
$29.99 on sale!

Might even have to wrap it in blanket...
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November 19, 2012 2:53:15 AM

The sad thing is that they don't offer CM Hyper 212 anymore
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November 19, 2012 3:06:47 AM

You are not going to get hot with that computer. Unless your house is a 100 degrees. If you are gaming you do not even need that cpu. You could easily kick that down and not notice it. That CPU is more for editing then gaming. It is because of it's hyperthreading. As a matter of fact that 3770k IVY bridge is designed to run cooler then the 2600 while using less power to almost match the processing speed.
That config would be fine with the stock intel fan that it comes with. BTW.
Option one buy there upgrade.
Option two take the stock unit as there should be no upcharge. (it comes with a fan) Buy the one we are suggesting and bolt it on yourself. It will require you to remove the MOBO and install the bracket on the back of that z77board. Sounds intimidating I know, however if you can change the battery in a car you could handle the job.
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November 19, 2012 5:17:35 AM

Well the reason why I got the i7 is because I'm getting it for work (and gaming), if I were to get it mainly for gaming I would have gotten the i5, I'm also going to just get the i7 3770 non-k, because I won't be doing any kind of overclocking whatsoever on my rig, just don't think I will need it and I personally think that 3.40 ghz will be enough for most things.

My room during the summer can get pretty hot say 95+, but its only during the summer, I'm not sure if that justifies getting a more expensive cooler... I think the stock intel fan/heatsink would be fine ... no? and if that isn't enough wouldn't just buying additional 120mm case fans do the job?
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a b K Overclocking
November 19, 2012 4:05:36 PM

A logiysis mc 3002 gx will keep it cool , keeps my 11`00t under 42c with all core @100% for 6 hours and it's $18.00 . And it is silent . I've used the 212 in the past , this cooler is as good and it is quieter than the 212 I had . When I OC @ 3.9 ghz it never gets over 53c @100% all cores , if yoy don't oc it should be good for you , and much quieter than the stock cooler
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