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January 15, 2011 2:40:38 AM

I am NOT buying right now but I am shopping around for my summer build.

I don't want to even think about trying to use the stock one...




What are some good cheap heatsinks? I don't plan on doing any overclocking past just raising the multiplier... *This will be my first build so I really don't have any overclocking experience and don't want to break it lolz*


Oh and I WILL be getting a full tower so space is less of a issue. *Prob will be the nivida version of the HAF X case*
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January 15, 2011 9:33:34 PM

why not use the stock one, if you are not overclocking, they are fairly quiet and will do the job upton a minor overclock.
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January 15, 2011 9:53:46 PM

READ THIS (just the middle of the first page) and you might change your mind about the stock cooler if you only plan on going to 4.4GHz. You will have to get the "K" series to do any overclocking and the only way to do it with the Sandys is to use the multiplyer.

Otherwise - what do you consider cheap? Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler for only $63 + one fan will get you to 5.0 GHz according to THIS
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January 15, 2011 10:05:30 PM

I'd suggest getting something somewhat in the middle of the performance spectrum. I doubt you'll be pushing anything to its limits with a locked-multiplier CPU, but you'll still want adequate performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't really go wrong with either one of those, given that they will fit on your motherboard. I can tell you that I'm using the CCF right now, but it's backwards because my RAM got in the way, and it's just basic, heatspreader-less RAM. Your Intel setup should be fine, though, because it was just about 1mm short of clearing it and being a perfect fit. You'd need a retention bracket kit from NewEgg, though, but it's still a great deal considering how well it performs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Of the two, I'd probably go with the 212 with a a second fan to save you the trouble...
I wouldn't really think you'd need the Megahalems, but that's your call...
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January 15, 2011 11:34:14 PM

someguynamedmatt said:
I'd suggest getting something somewhat in the middle of the performance spectrum. I doubt you'll be pushing anything to its limits with a locked-multiplier CPU, but you'll still want adequate performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can't really go wrong with either one of those, given that they will fit on your motherboard. I can tell you that I'm using the CCF right now, but it's backwards because my RAM got in the way, and it's just basic, heatspreader-less RAM. Your Intel setup should be fine, though, because it was just about 1mm short of clearing it and being a perfect fit. You'd need a retention bracket kit from NewEgg, though, but it's still a great deal considering how well it performs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Of the two, I'd probably go with the 212 with a a second fan to save you the trouble...
I wouldn't really think you'd need the Megahalems, but that's your call...



A second fan?

Do they just attach to the heat sink? Also what fan would I need?


Oh and they both would fit in a HAF X right?
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January 15, 2011 11:45:02 PM

Yes, 2 fans on the hyper 212 LIKE THIS in a push pull - both fans moving air in the same direction. Not only that but if you're still not satisfied with the performance and you don't mind some extra noise you can also change out both fans with a higher CFM airflow.

It comes with the second set of clips to hold the fan on and you can find the EXACT FAN HERE which is what you want so they work together. It's only 158.5mm tall so it should fit in your case just fine.
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January 16, 2011 12:10:46 AM

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Yes, 2 fans on the hyper 212 LIKE THIS in a push pull - both fans moving air in the same direction. Not only that but if you're still not satisfied with the performance and you don't mind some extra noise you can also change out both fans with a higher CFM airflow.

It comes with the second set of clips to hold the fan on and you can find the EXACT FAN HERE which is what you want so they work together. It's only 158.5mm tall so it should fit in your case just fine.


Awesome thanks ;) 


Ofc I will get this double checked before I make my final build. But making a list now and seeing what is around is good.
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January 16, 2011 12:51:42 AM

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