Best Aftermarket Fan?

I'm planning on buying the Intel i5 SandyBridge CPU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
And all the complaints I've heard are that it gets pretty hot, and that the stock fan doesn't work so well.
What's a great fan to use on this?
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  1. you will need another heatsync. the cpu fan is moulded onto the cpu cooler. so you wont be able to just swap it out.
    there are a lot of coolers out there that will do the job well enough. but selecting the rite fan can be tricky. i find the best thing to do is get a fan with a large rpm range. yate loon do 1 thats 900-2200rpm. which gives a huge range of potential. you can run it slow and have it whisper quiet or run it fast and get great cooling but often a lot of noise 2.
  2. This is one of the best values in CPU coolers out there:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    If you have a small case it might not fit, so make sure to check that.
  3. As stated above, the CM Hyper 212+ is one of the best value heatsink fans available. There are of course better ones out there if you are willing to spend more money.
  4. +1 for Hyper 212 also Noctua NH D14 or Silver arrow good too
  5. Another great cooler..

    Be Quiet! Dark Rock PRO BK016 CPU Cooler



    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_review/1
  6. i have the fan thats on the front of that. they are whisper quiet infact there near silent. but they dont run particularly fast and only have mid range cfm (52) so temps are 5 degrees higher than with a 75cfm fan.
  7. rccola2424 said:
    I'm planning on buying the Intel i5 SandyBridge CPU ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    And all the complaints I've heard are that it gets pretty hot, and that the stock fan doesn't work so well.
    What's a great fan to use on this?

    my new system has a core I5 2500k and i fitted the coolermaster hyper 212,its worked fine for me so far,you can change the fan also if you like
  8. Been reading some good things about the scythe mugen 2. Seems like a good one but i've never tried.
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