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Looking for a good Air Cooling heatsink for i5 3570k

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March 8, 2013 3:36:43 AM

Hey people and PC enthusiasts , as the title says , I need an air cooling CPU heatsink for my Ivy Bridge i5 3570k. I heard Ivy Bridge runs really hot especially after you overclock it.

Im planning to overclock it at about 4.5 Ghz. And with that I will also be needing a good Air CPU Cooler. Anything below 80 US Dollars. I just need it to be quiet and keeps the overclocked processor at a decent temperature.
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March 8, 2013 3:51:48 AM

Noctua NH-D14.
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March 8, 2013 4:04:21 AM

A lot of people seam to have good luck with the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... also. I have not used ether one but the reviews on Newegg seem to be over all very good. It is $29.99 with a $10.00 mail in rebate at this time and that puts it at $19.99 so not a bad price. One thing to note is if you have already installed the motherboard these aftermarket coolers will need access to the back of the motherboard so depending on your case you may have to remove the motherboard. If your case has a cut out for the back of your motherboard you may be in luck and not have to remove it.
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March 9, 2013 4:12:02 AM

+1 to the Hyper 212+... I have one and wouldn't change for the world. It takes a little more time to prep; especially with the thermal paste. But works excellent when you do.

I'm running a 2600k@4.4Ghz and under the eXtreme Stress Mode in IntelBurnTest; I only reach temperatures in the mid to high 60's with my fans full on the 212. I paired mine up with a set of Silverstone FM-121 high CFM fans that work absolutely great albeit a little noisy at higher RPMS. (If looking into these fans, they must be controlled via a fan controller and/or receive power through a 4-pin molex as they draw what "could" be too much for a 3 or 4 pin header. So I had to make some modifications but all together it works perfect for myself at about 1200rpm and there isn't a game out there that makes this processor break 65C at those speeds.

Basically it goes like this..

Hyper 212+ is cheap but needs more attention and prep work to install. (read about the gaps between the block and heat pipes and you'll understand) May need a fan upgrade as well.

Noctua is costly but right out of the box performance. SR-71 also linked a pretty good one as well.

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March 9, 2013 4:35:09 AM

you can try, all though right now a bit more expensive because of rebates, the Hyper 212 EVO. this does not have the gaps that the 212+ has so easier install with slight better cooling (I emphasize slight 1-2°c cooler).

larger coolers usually do better at cooling but are heavy and can warp/bend motherboards. Please read the link, the hole Link, that Jasont78 posted on this issue. it can happen to the best of us.
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March 9, 2013 4:56:23 AM

Just curious, why not a closed water loop such as the corsair h80?
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March 9, 2013 6:01:53 AM

The 612 PWM and the 812 TPC from cooler master come really close (+1 - 3c) but are significantly cheaper
612 hyper is a good one too
Add another fan or new set of fans for push pull if you want even more perf

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...

Closed loops are nice and all but bit pricey IMO, only went for the H60 over the 212 EVO since they were the same price for me

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March 9, 2013 6:05:05 PM

Hyper evo 212+ for a budget or Noctua NH-D14 if you have extra, if you want to reach 4.5ghz then the noctua with be best if you are touching volts.
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