Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my post.
First off, here's the specs. for the main components of my 'rig':
Case: Coolermaster Centurion II (with a total of 5 120/140mm case fans)
M/b: Asus P7H55-M
RAM: A-RAM 4Gb (2x2Gb) DDR3@1300MHz
PSU: Gigabyte Odin 600W
CPU: Core i5 email@example.comGHz (currently running the stock cooler)
GPU: Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 560 Ti SuperOverclocked Edition
As i do not want to (read: do not have the $$ to) upgrade to a Sandy-Bridge Processor and associated Motherboard, I'd decided to overclock my current Chip to wring some more performance out of it. Can you guys please suggest a good aftermarket cooler (air only); while I know I should be sensible and go with a Coolermaster 212+ or something similar, I've been eyeing off a Xigmatek SM128164 Colosseum. Have only been able to find one 'review' of it, though it was hardly comprehensive and non-conclusive. The reason I like this is because a) it looks awesome b) it actually looks like it would do a good job and c) the blue fan would suit all of my other blue stuff great (yes i know that sounds petty, don't judge
However if anyone has any other suggestions regarding this it would be much appreciated (budget = <$70).
Will these be a noticeable improvement, are they the right ones for my setup, will they fit under most big aftermarket Coolers, any suggestions would be appreciated (budget = preferably around this^ price, but would consider up to double that).
Ram upgrade to 1600MHz as such does not give you noticeable performance increase but since you are going overclocking it will give you a better overclocking headroom, either choice is good.
Good site to look at coolers http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm