Help me find CPU cooler that fits, i5 2500k

Hello,

I recently installed new rig for myself and my current i5 2500k stock cooler seems to bother me, at gaming on high settings temperature goes to around 58-62, so i wanted to try changing a Cooler.
Reading reviews i found that people are extremely happy running Cooler Master Hyper 212 on i5 2500k.

But the problem is, Hyper212 won't fit in my case ( probably, not sure... ) :(
Case dimensions :
width: 175 mm
length: 350 mm
height: 410 mm

Or will it fit, has anyone done that on small mATX cases?

So considering the size, i'm trying to find a good CPU cooler that will fit my case and need your help finding it xD
Basically i don't want to buy cheapest Cooler i can get to get same CPU temps like on my Stock one.

Could anyone suggest me something please
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  1. What model is your case? That would help us a lot :lol:

    Also, what is your budget? This is a huge factor on what we can recommend.
  2. Colorovo AX-201, i didn't add it since i thought it won't be any help because i added dimensions ;p

    Budget for cooler would be around 50 euros i guess :)
  3. My apologies :lol: I was lazy to convert that into inches.

    The NH-L12 is a great CPU cooler that will fit in almost any case :) It's $70 USD which is right around 54 euros.
  4. Well there may be a chance it will fit if you don't have cable management. I have a Cooler Master Elite 350 (crappy case :lol:) and its width is 180mm and it fits. . Either way if you want a guaranteed fit then go for the Cooler Master Hyper TX-3 Evo/or just the normal one. It is smaller and will fit for sure and have great temperatures compared to the stock cooler.

    Edit: Mocchan has posted a much better cooler but if your wanting to save a lot of money for stock clocks then no harm done getting the TX-3. You will get better temps with the cooler he has provided though compared to the TX-3 but the TX-3 will do a better job than the stock cooler.
  5. ^ +1 to TX-3

    It's a very modest cooler and it'll get the job done. My solution is just a bit more expensive and well...yeah, it's just more expensive :lol:
  6. mocchan said:
    ^ +1 to TX-3

    It's a very modest cooler and it'll get the job done. My solution is just a bit more expensive and well...yeah, it's just more expensive :lol:


    Tell me doesn't this just burn your eyes :lol:
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6629

    I am ashamed of buying this computer case. :( But then again I was real tight on money.
  7. Okay thanks alot guys ;p I've read some reviews on TX3 EVO and it seems pretty okay :)

    Will order it right now and check the difference on temperatures in few days ^ ^. Oh and the 2nd cooler you mentioned, sadly the Hole i live in doesn't have any of that on sales, our shops are currently offering only TX3 EVO not even then usual TX3 :)
  8. Well no harm done in getting the EVO, I believe its a better version compared to the normal one by 1-3 degrees or something like that.

    Edit: Hahah, beaten to answer that. So yes pretty much what Mocchan has said.
  9. TX3 EVO is actually the new and more 'refined' version :) So at least you have that! ;)
  10. socialfox said:
    Tell me doesn't this just burn your eyes :lol:
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6629

    I am ashamed of buying this computer case. :( But then again I was real tight on money.

    Oh heck, it's not that bad LOL! I'm just using a generic HP case for my HTPC...now that's just a shame.
  11. socialfox said:
    Tell me doesn't this just burn your eyes :lol:
    http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6629

    I am ashamed of buying this computer case. :( But then again I was real tight on money.



    Well mine is even worse ;p
    Back when i was preparing to build my first system, i didn't really of Case, i just choose the cheapest and best looking one hehe
  12. Well I did try hide the ugliness by installing a Blue Led fan for my intake so it wouldn't look to bad, then I just went crazy on led lights and put it in the case. Still looks ugly because of the grill design in front of the fan, it sure blocks a lot of the light from the case.
  13. LOL! Pimped out budget case ;)

    Though, I think we all start out with a very "bare bones" case :lol: My first case was the Rosewill Blackbone.
  14. Ahaha, will definitely get a much better case once I save up for my new intel build. My case fans in my current case is worth more than the case itself :lol:
  15. LOL!
  16. Thanks for advice guys,


    Finally got my TX3 EVO today, so far very very happy with it :
    Idle is about 28C and during gaming session ( Maxed out Ultra/High settings ) it doesn't go over 50C, stays around ~45C
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