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What is a good after market CPU cooler to replace stock?

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December 2, 2010 5:04:32 AM

I'm not looking for something as big as Cooler Master V8, But i would like something that will give me great temperatures as well as decent Overclocking potential

I"m using an core i5 760 a 750 watt modular power supply and this mother board
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 2, 2010 6:11:00 AM

While its not the best cooler I agree with gkay. The price vs performance for the 212+ is excellent, and perhaps the best thing about it is the fans are easily replaceable. So if the cooling with the stock one isn't good enough, just add a second, or replace with a faster or quieter model. Best of all the performance IS good. More impressive when you consider its small size.
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December 2, 2010 7:10:02 PM

+1 @Gkay09. I just installed a Hyper212+ on a 740BE and it is very quiet, and seems to cool quite well (was around 30c before I unlocked the 4th core; unsure after that).
Otherwise, choose something with a 120mm fan; the 92mm fan on the AC Freezer whines like a monkey in the Wal-Mart candy aisle.
Check out www.frostytech.com for other HSF recommendations with reviews and audio clips.
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