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August 1, 2012 5:16:45 PM

Sometime in the next 3 months, I'd like to buy a CPU cooler for my i5 2500k and I just got a sentey arvina, so there's a bunch of room. Which ones the best as far as temps go? Would like to keep the cooler under 100$ Another thing is, I'm Canadian so no american prices, please. Also, what are some very good(above 80cfm) fans to replace the existing ones on my case when I get the cash to(not under a $100)? 4x120, 1x140 and maybe even the cooler I plan to buy? Cheaper fans are better, I like what I've read about Scythe slipstreams... 18.99 per, though I think. Can someone point me in the right direction please? The cooler takes priority though, thanks. Also, 660ti leak FTW: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4869/nvidia_geforce_gt...

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a c 283 à CPUs
August 1, 2012 5:25:15 PM

Best bang for the buck cooler (and one I own personally): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366/1155/1156/2011 120MM

One of the best coolers, period: Noctua NH-D14 LGA1155/1156/1366/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler w/ NF-P14 140mm & NF-P12 120mm Fan

It really depends on how far you want to go with your OC though (if you even will). The 212 Evo will easily get you to 4.5Ghz and the NH-D14 will probably get you to 5.0+.
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August 1, 2012 5:26:20 PM

I plan to overclock but I'm not happy sitting idle at 40 in my case, the d-14 is good then?
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a c 283 à CPUs
August 1, 2012 5:28:45 PM

Voilenteraser said:
the d-14 is good then?


Oh yeah. :)  Like I said, one of the best. Custom water cooling is really the only thing much better (and Phase Change and other exotics).
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August 1, 2012 5:31:01 PM

very good but you check your RAMsink high or low and 2 /4 pcs ... 4pcs need low ramsink and 2pcs setup in 2/3/4slot and 1 slot closed by cooler
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August 1, 2012 5:33:50 PM

I have 2 4 gig sticks of low profile ram, they don't have a heatsink
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August 1, 2012 5:35:08 PM

Delta's PFR120x120x38 fans can push over 200CFM... but I would probably not want to be in the same room as those beasties when they're at their full 7000+ RPM.
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August 1, 2012 5:37:05 PM

InvalidError said:
Delta's PFR120x120x38 fans can push over 200CFM... but I would probably not want to be in the same room as those beasties when they're at their full 7000+ RPM.

Fan controller?
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a c 139 à CPUs
August 1, 2012 5:39:14 PM

no problem for lowsink
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August 1, 2012 5:41:30 PM

Are zalmans good?
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August 1, 2012 6:19:16 PM

Phantek? Never heard of them
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August 1, 2012 6:24:02 PM

Voilenteraser said:
Phantek? Never heard of them


That Phanteks PH-TC14PE is brilliant, too.
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August 1, 2012 6:29:19 PM

May as well order one of those soon then. I like the design and the look of the blue one. I like the temps the test gave.
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August 1, 2012 11:39:42 PM

Voilenteraser said:
Fan controller?

How many fan controllers can handle ~4A per channel? Delta's 7400RPM 120mm fans draw up to 47W each, nearly 8X as much as the average 120mm fan.

Not much point in using a 7000RPM fan if you are going to use a fan controller to limit it to under 1500RPM to keep it quiet and the geometry might be less efficient at lower speeds too.
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August 9, 2012 3:06:10 AM

Best answer selected by Voilenteraser.
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