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Best CPU Cooler for Thermaltake V3 Black Edition?

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February 10, 2011 4:34:59 AM

I want a decent aftermarket CPU Cooler for my case.

Any recommendation is greatly appreciated, although I would love someone's advice who actually has a V3 case.

thanks,

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
ASUS P8 P67
i5-2500k
CM Hyper 212
GSkill 8gb ddr-3 1333
EVGA gtx 460 1gb soc
CM GX-Series 650w
Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200
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February 10, 2011 6:32:15 AM

You have a Hyper 212. Isn't that doing the job?
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February 10, 2011 4:00:09 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
You have a Hyper 212. Isn't that doing the job?

Agreed, with hell_storm200. The Hyper 212+ is ideal for the V3. I have built several systems for friends and family using that very same case and HSF (heatsink/fan) and performance is excellent.

What problem are you trying to solve?
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February 10, 2011 10:15:49 PM

COLGeek said:
Agreed, with hell_storm200. The Hyper 212+ is ideal for the V3. I have built several systems for friends and family using that very same case and HSF (heatsink/fan) and performance is excellent.

What problem are you trying to solve?


Couple of guys in the forum have told me that the heatsink is too big for my V3.. They also mentioned that they are speaking from experience.

You've used the V3 Black Edition and Hyper 212 and it fits? Please reply.. thanks
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February 10, 2011 10:27:03 PM

Built 3 of them. All working fine.
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February 10, 2011 10:46:35 PM

COLGeek said:
Built 3 of them. All working fine.



Ok, thanks. that's reassuring.

Can you make some suggestions on my build? Or it looks good (~700)

Also, is the stock Thermal Paste good enough(vs arctic silver 5) for a slight overclocking? (~4.0Ghz)
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February 10, 2011 10:51:34 PM

Actually looks okay to me and yes, the "stock" thermal goo is fine. Just apply thin and even and you'll be good to go.
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February 10, 2011 11:02:44 PM

COLGeek said:
Actually looks okay to me and yes, the "stock" thermal goo is fine. Just apply thin and even and you'll be good to go.


Ok. Thanks.. I'm going to bother you with a couple of more noobie questions...

1. What is the safest limit when it comes to overclocking i5-2500k for a beginner with this heatsink? I was thinking ~4000 mhz

2. What are the differences between these? Do all of them fit my socket?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste [...] =pd_cp_e_0

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste [...] 614&sr=1-4

http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0315397


Again, Thanks so much!
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February 10, 2011 11:33:26 PM

Your links are all broken, but as long as the intended HSF is for your socket type, they will physically work.

Regarding OCing the CPU, you should be able to get to your desired level as long as you have solid power (I would take a Seasonic over a CM PSU any day) and good cooling/airflow.
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February 10, 2011 11:41:11 PM

COLGeek said:
Your links are all broken, but as long as the intended HSF is for your socket type, they will physically work.

Regarding OCing the CPU, you should be able to get to your desired level as long as you have solid power (I would take a Seasonic over a CM PSU any day) and good cooling/airflow.


Sorry about the broken links.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-Plus/dp/B...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...



Are they all the same thing?


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February 10, 2011 11:45:12 PM

Yes. However, some are shown with 1 fan, others with 2 fans. I have only needed 1 fan for my rigs, even when cranking them up. In the V3, there is an exhaust fan right by the HSF, so I think 2 fans would be overkill. That one is up to you.

Also, read the fine print where ever you order, if you get this. I would only assume 1 fan unless specifically stated as having 2. There is a difference between sending you 2 fans vice the HSF being capable of using 2 fans.

Good luck!
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March 22, 2011 2:48:59 AM

Best answer selected by soloby.
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