Which cpu heat sink

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. Cooler Master Hyper TX 3 Processor cooler with the i5 2500k
  4. What are you going to be using it for, and why do you want an aftermarket cooler? Are you going to be overclocking?
  5. i might overclock if i need to...
    i found this cooler in my old comp...should i keep using it?

    fan(attatches onto the metal part):
    http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg532/JamesOh0/IMG_0191.jpg

    top of the metal part(right under fan):
    http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg532/JamesOh0/IMG_0192.jpg

    bottom of the metal part(touches the cpu):
    http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg532/JamesOh0/IMG_0193.jpg
  6. If you want to overclock then i recommend the Cooler Master TX3 Evo in combination with an i5 2500k processor
  7. 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.
  8. does the 3000 graphics vs 2000 make a lot of difference?
  9. 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=N82E16835103100
    if so, how much can i over clock?
    btw i have 120 fan in front and 100 in back and 120 on bottom side
  10. 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+.
  11. esrever said:


    i dont think it would because i have my power supply on the top instead of the bottom (dont ask me the case was like that) and i think 60 mm towards the top is pushing it a little
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