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January 26, 2012 5:29:17 PM

I assume just a normal heat-sink would be the easiest CPU cooler to install but I am getting an i5 2500k which I plan to overclock. What would be the easiest CPU cooler to install? I'm not planning to overclock like crazy. These are two that I've found. With bundle deals I can get these for about the same overall. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

CORSAIR H70 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler [...] 6835181019

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+ [...] 6835103099


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January 26, 2012 5:58:09 PM

The difference is only 1 degree Celcius and the EVO is quieter, so EVO.
January 26, 2012 6:19:01 PM

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January 26, 2012 6:29:25 PM

The Prolimatech Megahalems is the easiest I have ever used.

The ones I am currently using are:

$80 category Thermalright Silver Arrow or Phanteks PH-TC14PE Cooler

$50 Category Hyper 612 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3 ..... about 3C hotter than the $80 ones

$30 Hyper 212 about 5C hotter than the $50 ones
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January 26, 2012 7:55:31 PM

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