I5 2400 and a cheap heat sink

i wonder , will a very cheap cooler on a i5 2400 (tray) be as good as the stock cooler?

for example "Alpine 11 Pro Rev. 2", it looks good ,but the manual says it is only good for up to 90w of heat while the i5 is 95w...but than is the stock cooler realy any better?.
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  1. It won't be an upgrade over the stock cooler.
    Quieter probably but little to no difference cooling wise.
    A CM TX3 would be better imo.
  2. davcon said:
    It won't be an upgrade over the stock cooler.
    Quieter probably but little to no difference cooling wise.
    A CM TX3 would be better imo.



    so you think it will be at least as good as the stock cooler ? how did you come to this conclusion ?
  3. Based on these reviews it performs a tad better then stock,granted it's a different cpu,but still relevant.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Arctic-Cooling-Alpine-11-Pro-CPU-Cooler-Review/802/1
    http://hardwarebistro.com/?option=com_simple_review&Itemid=84&review=122-Arctic-Cooling-Alpine-11-Pro-Cooler-Review
    I would think the MX-2 paste probably gives it at least a 2C temp decrease right off the hop.
    MX-2 is good paste.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/coolermaster-hyper-tx3-review/7
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/848
    Look for either cooler on sale = CHEAP like $10 and $15
    I wouldn't pay more then $15 for the AC and $20 for the TX-3.
    The TX-3 is better.
    Regular Canadian prices.
    Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Rev.2
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=032326
    Coolermaster RR-910-HTX3
    http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/219944/COOLERMASTER/RR_910_HTX3_G1/
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