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Is this a good cooler for the intel core i5 2500k?

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September 13, 2011 7:34:40 AM

Hello, i want to know if this is a good cooler and thermal compound?

also will this fit in my case?

Thermal Compound:

CPU Fan/Heatsink:


if u can find something better at the same price LOWER temps please let me know i want my cpu to stay below 50c (130○F i think) and its okay if it stays on a SOLID-50c maybe 51c

or is the MX-02 just fine on it i think the mx-02 gets better the longer its on there
September 13, 2011 8:03:28 AM

people saying tht cooler is 70c but they dont say if it is oc or not

Keeps my i5-2500k below 70C all the time no matter how long the load.

70c is out of my comfy zone i love building Computers but i wont love frying my cpus im trying to keep the cpu a long time about 5-10 years im even going to get a modular psu soon to keep the air flow going stronger i want to make my computer last along time because it will need to with a gtx 560ti
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September 13, 2011 8:25:53 AM

I have a i7-2600K with a COOLER MASTER 212 Plus. On full load (not overclocked) the highest temp I've hit is 52C. That is only one fan. I could buy another fan and put it on but I don't plan too unless I want to overclock it. I don't see the need yet to overclock yet so... yeah. I recommend 212 Plus.
September 13, 2011 9:23:59 AM

okay then ill think about the thermal paste on it good? or should i just stick with the Artic cooling thing
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September 13, 2011 9:26:21 AM

thermal paste from stock hyper 212 is good
September 13, 2011 9:27:00 AM

I used the CM thermal paste that came with it. I know people would prefer Arctic Silver 5 more. I don't really think it matters that much. You might as well buy Arctic Silver 5.
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September 13, 2011 9:36:45 AM

waste money and does not much drop temperature

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September 13, 2011 9:47:30 AM

Alright, my final suggestion is go with Hyper 212+ and use the stock thermal paste that comes with it and save $10 not buying Arctic Silver 5.

Just so you know, it's safe to have temps up to 75C according to Intel I think. I know lots of people say this though. I've had my laptop CPU run up to 89C and it works fine like nothing ever happened. I didn't know that it was dangerous then. =) So this fan will definitely keep your CPU at a constant 50C-55C range at full load.

I just realized you had two threads about CPU fans. Well, I've already suggested a 2nd fan so use that Arctic Silver 5 money for that $10 fan instead. I've read that it can decrease temps by 5C or so.
September 13, 2011 10:11:54 AM

the 212+ is way better then the freezer pro you selected.
get the 212+
September 13, 2011 10:15:41 AM

okay then it does seem cheaper
September 13, 2011 10:47:22 AM

Best answer selected by KISHERE.
September 13, 2011 10:47:49 AM

Thanks guys i am going with the coolermaster 212+
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September 13, 2011 1:16:10 PM

If your going to hammer the cpu with high temps, then the 212+ is a very good coller but the Prolimatech Genesis is the dogs bollocks at the moment.
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September 13, 2011 2:44:31 PM

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