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I am getting a new system, what CPU Cooler to get?

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February 25, 2012 1:53:02 PM

Hello, I am buying a new system, and would like to know what CPU Cooler to get. This is what I am getting:

CPU: Core i7 2600K 3.4Ghz, s1155, 8MB, GPU Core, Tray
CPU Cooling: I need to choose from there <<<
Addition Case Fan(s): Thermaltake 230mm Blue LED Slient Fan AF0047
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 s1155 Core i3/i5/i7, Intel Z68, DDR3 1600, 3xPCI-E
RAM: R3 1600Mhz 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue LP Edition CL9-9-9-24
SSD: Crucial Crucial m4 2.5'' 64GB SSD MLC SATA III CT064M4SSD2
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA III WD5000AAKX
Sound Card: Creative Creative Audigy SE 7.1
Blu-Ray: LG UH12LS28 DVD±RW Blu-Ray Combo Black Sata
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Series Black Case
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W Active PFC 13.5cm PSU HCG-750
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 - OEM Windows 7 Home Premium English 64Bit

I do not live in the US, so please don't tell me to buy from

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a c 120 à CPUs
February 25, 2012 1:55:30 PM

Where do you live? that may be a better piece of information to guide us,
if you intend to overclock, then coolermasters H212+ is a good one, noctua's D12 and 14, or thermaltakes silver arrow, all popular and good air coolers used by a few people on here
a c 323 à CPUs
February 25, 2012 2:09:26 PM

Of those ont he list I think the Noctua D14 would be the one I would grab...depending on the price.
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February 25, 2012 2:19:41 PM

Price is not an issue. I live in Israel. And I am only able of getting the ones that are on that list.
February 25, 2012 2:47:11 PM

I also thought about adding ANOTHER Thermaltake 230mm Blue LED Slient Fan AF0047 to the case. Should I do that?
a c 120 à CPUs
February 25, 2012 2:47:34 PM

There are many more good coolers out there, I just listed some known good ones
February 25, 2012 3:14:06 PM

Are you considering liquid cooling too? Noctua D14 is huge. Good think you have a low profile vengeance and not the regular ones with the taller heat sinks but it may still leave RAM slots 1 and 2 unavailable if you go with large air coolers.
February 25, 2012 3:32:06 PM

Should I get the H70 or H80 then? Or maybe the H100? And what's the difference between Corsair Hydro H70 Core and Corsair Hydro H70 Dual-Fan?
February 26, 2012 7:26:52 PM

Doesn't anyone know?