I a user of i5-750 with Intel DP55KG Mobo for a mth.(No overclock)
While I'm quite satisfied with the desktop, i realise 100% utilisation of my cpu will result in my all 4 cores of cpu exceeding 80deg.
This is a concern for me since i have a habit of running programming programs that is cpu intensive.
Running one program will result in average 65~67deg, and two will result in frequently reaching 74deg for each individual core.
I've checked with my desktop provider, though i5-750 official max temp is 72.7deg it will have no problems running consistently at 80deg. However, they do admit it will certainly shorten my cpu lifespan.
Queried them and they are willing to help me install 3rd party cooler of my choice without voiding my warranty.
Now my qn is:
1) Should I change to a 3rd party cooler since it means stock cooler will have to be separate from my cpu and the thermal grease(or paste) will have to be re-applied. I'm scared of it not applied properly.
2) What is the best i5-750 cooler/heatsink in the market that will fit into my NZXT HADES Casing?
If possible pls list best coolers/heatsink and best performance/price efficient cooler.
1.) Yes, frankly speaking Intel's stock coolers are pretty bad, and if you remove the stock cooler, you will have to remove the thermal paste from the CPU as well, although the desktop provider would probably be able to reapply it for you professionally - it's not really hard, a pea-sized drop of thermal paste is enough.
2.) I'd go for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, for $34.99 from newegg.
if you get confused and dont know which one is the best just do like what i did, put a little in the middle, and i mean just a little and push the heatpip on top of it and that will do the job, u just want to create a thin layer between your cpu and the cooler.