I have decided to use Cooler Master's Hyper 212+ cooler for my i5 2500Ksystem
I am not looking for extreme overclock, want somewhere between 4.3Ghz~4.7Ghz (4.5Ghz median/mean)
I, of course, heard of some coolers like Noctua's which costs like $80 at amazon where the Hyper 212+ is sold for $30.
It's like $50 difference in price so what I thought was "if I add another $50 I could even get the i7 2600K..."
But whatever~ that's what I, an individual, was thinking.
Please recommend me any other options , is there any other cooler I should consider?
For other coolings,
I personally use Lancool's K62 Case. (2fans top (off) 1rearfan & 1 front fan (on))
Nice system you got..im also gonna go with the i5 2500k build but they haven't re-release the motherboards yet...anyways the cooler master hyper 212 plus is a good cooler but if your thinking of changing the fans for high quality fans then it'll probably almost cost you just as much as a Noctua NH-D14, Noctua U12P SE or even Thermalright Silver Arrow which all 3 heatsinks come with quality fans...the fans alone on the noctua are $25 per fan..so if you were to buy those fans and put them on the cooler master hyper 212 then it'll actually cost you more...just something to think about since most people with the cooler master hyper 212 end up changing the fans anyways...
I second the Zalman, but I don't think it's necessary; I installed a hyper212+ onto my 2500k build to see how well it cooled after hearing quite a lot about it and wanting to put it to the test; it's impressive for the price. Definitely fine for the average OC limit on SB.