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January 27, 2012 11:23:47 PM

Which cpu heat sink should i get for my new build?
Can u guys recommend one among the intel i5 sandy bridge 3.3ghz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core combos with heat sink fans on newegg? Thanks

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January 27, 2012 11:32:57 PM

Be more specific = like which cpu you want?
The EVO and Mugen are excellent coolers.
But i doubt you need them for a non K cpu.
January 28, 2012 12:05:23 AM

davcon said:
Be more specific = like which cpu you want?
The EVO and Mugen are excellent coolers.
But i doubt you need them for a non K cpu.


what do u mean non k cpu?
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January 28, 2012 12:06:52 AM

Cooler Master Hyper TX 3 Processor cooler with the i5 2500k
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January 28, 2012 12:08:51 AM

What are you going to be using it for, and why do you want an aftermarket cooler? Are you going to be overclocking?
January 28, 2012 12:23:46 AM

If you want to overclock then i recommend the Cooler Master TX3 Evo in combination with an i5 2500k processor
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January 28, 2012 12:30:50 AM

I wouldn't trust that with a modern CPU like what you have now... it might be alright at first, but you'd be getting really, really hot at load. That kind of heat kills processors fast.

If the processor is an i5-2500K, then it would probably be worth getting an aftermarket cooler. If the processor is only an i5-2500 with no K, then you probably won't be able to push it far enough to justify getting a heatsink to replace the one that came with it.

If you do in fact have an i5-2500k, the next step is to determine the physical size you can fit inside your case. A large 120mm tower cooler is going to work a lot better than a small 80mm top-down cooler, but is also going to take up a whole lot more space.
January 28, 2012 12:37:55 AM

does the 3000 graphics vs 2000 make a lot of difference?
January 28, 2012 1:40:12 AM

someguynamedmatt said:
I wouldn't trust that with a modern CPU like what you have now... it might be alright at first, but you'd be getting really, really hot at load. That kind of heat kills processors fast.

If the processor is an i5-2500K, then it would probably be worth getting an aftermarket cooler. If the processor is only an i5-2500 with no K, then you probably won't be able to push it far enough to justify getting a heatsink to replace the one that came with it.

If you do in fact have an i5-2500k, the next step is to determine the physical size you can fit inside your case. A large 120mm tower cooler is going to work a lot better than a small 80mm top-down cooler, but is also going to take up a whole lot more space.


with the 2500k do you think this will be enough?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if so, how much can i over clock?
btw i have 120 fan in front and 100 in back and 120 on bottom side
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January 28, 2012 1:51:05 AM

jamesoh0 said:
what do u mean non k cpu?

If the cpu isn't a 2500K/2600K/2700K it's not an unlocked cpu= which means the stock cooler would be fine.
If you buy a 2500K you'll want to overclock it = ideally you need an aftermarket cooler.
You need a case at least 7.4"+ wide to use a decent cooler like a CM 212+.
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