Heat Sink Help

I'm updating my system (more of a new computer while recycling some older parts) and trying to determine which heat sink to purchase:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 $35


Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe $82

I prefer buying quality parts that will last a long time versus cheap and short time. But that being said I'm trying to go as 'cheap' as possible.

New Build (not purchased yet)
CPU: i5-2500K
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower
RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance16GB (4x4GB) DDR3

GPU: 5770 Radeon
Dual HD LCD Monitor setup
PSU: Corsair HX750

I'm not a big gamer but I play Skyrim and I'm a big Photoshop user.

I've never done it before but I intend give it a try this time around.

Note: I built my current system 4 years ago with some help so I'm not a complete noob but I'm not an experienced builder either.
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  1. The Hyper 212 EVO should be more than adequate. Save the money and invest it elsewhere in your build.
  2. Thanks!
  3. i second that
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