What's a good low-medium priced CPU fan for gaming?

GPU: XFX 6950 2GB [...] 6814150548
CPU: i5-2500k [...] 6819115072
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 [...] 6811119213
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P [...] 6813128506
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB [...] 6820233186
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB [...] 6822136284
DVD burner: [...] 6827135204
OS: Win7 home premium OEM

Preferably around $30-$60.
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  1. here's a list to look at
    but i really like scythe
    this one you'll have to check your measurements, but the HAF is a big case
  2. Best answer
    I have the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and it works well for me with my Intel® Core™ i7-2600K. Right now I am running idle temps in the low 30's. It isnt the best but it is one of the better values that you can get your hands on for under $30 right now.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. Perhaps I should have mentioned, I want a CPU fan that's quiet and reliable. I don't like scythe. I've had some bad experiences with them.
  4. As it was said, CM Hyper 212+ is the way to go. If you want to spend more, CM V8 is great, too.
  5. I use the CM hyper 212+ on my i5-2500k OC'd to 4.1 ghz with noctua NT-H1 thermal paste, and it idles around 28c, and just hits 50c running a max'd out crysis 2 with dx11 ultra and hi res pack, on 2 radeon 6950's in X-fire. It's impressive cooling for the price, and one of the few coolers with a PWM fan in that price range.
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