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December 24, 2012 1:34:07 PM

My current specs:
CPU: i5 3570k
MOBO: Asus P8Z77 with UEFI BIOS
GPU: MSI OC Gtx 660 ti
Case: Azza Solano 1000
PSU: Thermaltake 680w
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb

When i play battlefield my core temp reaches 56-64 is that ok??? I have a stock cpu cooler
If not which one of these two coolers is better???

Coolermaster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or Zalman
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 24, 2012 1:46:19 PM

212 hands down. It is newer and bigger.

Also if you do not like the 212 fan it is EASY to replace.

Your temps are not going to hurt anything as they are, but cooler is always better.

Please ensure the 212 fits in your case. If you have a rear 120mm fan in the case, chances are it will fit.

EDIT, you "may" have to move the 212+ fan up a fit to clear your memory if it has tall heatsinks. and is in the slit nearest the cpu.

Low profile memory is better with some heatsinks. This was the 212+
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December 24, 2012 1:49:15 PM

If you prefer not to spend anything.. Then u do not have to buy a cooler. Mine goes up to 54ish as well while gaming but I do have a much older cpu.

Like nukemaster said, you could get the 212, but be SURE that it FITS in the case!!

Happy xmas!
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December 24, 2012 1:51:44 PM

Those temps are ok.I have the hyper 212 evo its for overclocking your cpu.It works pretty good,dont know about the Zalman.Hope this helps,Merry Christmas.
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December 24, 2012 2:11:41 PM

212 is the most popular and best reviews. I highly recommend it.

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December 24, 2012 2:25:42 PM

You cuold try to increase fan speed from BIOS, go to Advanced menu then monitor menu, CPU Q-Fan (Enabled), CPU Fan Profile (Turbo) save and exit. According to Azza that case will only handle a 150mm cpu fan and heatsink,the coolermaster hyper 212 evo is 159mm so a different fan and heatsink would have to be chosen. The Zallman would fit.
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December 24, 2012 3:00:18 PM

knightdog56 said:
You cuold try to increase fan speed from BIOS, go to Advanced menu then monitor menu, CPU Q-Fan (Enabled), CPU Fan Profile (Turbo) save and exit. According to Azza that case will only handle a 150mm cpu fan and heatsink,the coolermaster hyper 212 evo is 159mm so a different fan and heatsink would have to be chosen. The Zallman would fit.

Hyper evo is 120mm...
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December 24, 2012 3:34:34 PM

knightdog56 said:
You cuold try to increase fan speed from BIOS, go to Advanced menu then monitor menu, CPU Q-Fan (Enabled), CPU Fan Profile (Turbo) save and exit. According to Azza that case will only handle a 150mm cpu fan and heatsink,the coolermaster hyper 212 evo is 159mm so a different fan and heatsink would have to be chosen. The Zallman would fit.

Damn, may fit with the side fan off.
http://forums.us.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2085558

The Antec 900 has some issues with tall heatsinks too, but I had the solution for that case :) 
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/1594/fancut.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img85/7518/fancut1.jpg

@ knightdog56, very good catch
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December 24, 2012 7:02:49 PM

I used the same(9500AT) cooler for years(Still have it on an e6600 system). It worked fine, but make sure your board controls it so it does not get too loud.

Another option may be the Freezer 7 or equivalent.

By this point you are looking at 92mm towers.

Some users like this smaller cooler from Cooler Master as well.
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520

Honestly, I think the Zalman cooler may actually work well with the extra fan blowing on it :)  It cost much more when I got it and later a Freezer 7 did almost a well.
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December 24, 2012 7:17:44 PM

I used for my system heat sinkers from burnt GPU's and old motherboards. I placed all over it :D  and put some fans to cool those things and vuolia all done temp 30-37C
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December 24, 2012 7:31:40 PM

Temp for you CPU is perfectly normal while playing BF3, which is demanding on both CPU/GPU -- just make sure it does not go over 67.4C, which is the max recommended by Intel.

As for the CPU cooler, you might need it if you decide to overclock your CPU at some point. The Hyper 212 Evo will fit your case, only IF you remove the lateral fan, which is not a good idea.

I would wait a bit until you decide to what speed you want to overclock, if so, then choose the after market CPU cooler.
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December 24, 2012 7:41:04 PM

nukemaster said:
I used the same(9500AT) cooler for years(Still have it on an e6600 system). It worked fine, but make sure your board controls it so it does not get too loud.

Another option may be the Freezer 7 or equivalent.

By this point you are looking at 92mm towers.

Some users like this smaller cooler from Cooler Master as well.
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520

Honestly, I think the Zalman cooler may actually work well with the extra fan blowing on it :)  It cost much more when I got it and later a Freezer 7 did almost a well.

So the Zalman will fit?????
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December 24, 2012 8:14:27 PM

It is 125mm tall, so yes it will fit. The case is supposed to be good up to 150mm as per the post by knightdog56.
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December 25, 2012 1:40:29 AM

nukemaster said:
It is 125mm tall, so yes it will fit. The case is supposed to be good up to 150mm as per the post by knightdog56.

With Arctic 5 thermalpase what are your estimates that it will cool to????
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December 25, 2012 2:14:11 AM

Anything is better then stock )

Kept my overclocked Q6600 back in the day cool enough. Lives on with an e6600 system.
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December 26, 2012 9:25:51 PM

nukemaster said:
Anything is better then stock )

Kept my overclocked Q6600 back in the day cool enough. Lives on with an e6600 system.

Is Arctic MX2 thermalpaste better than Arctic Silver one????
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December 27, 2012 12:12:39 AM

I like Arctic Silver 5 -- a bit expensive tough.
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December 27, 2012 12:14:39 AM

Honestly most thermal pastes are within a few degrees of one another. So just get what you can find :) 

I have used AS5/MX3/MX4/Noctua NTH something or other/Zalman STG 1 and 2(neither of those came with the heatsink). It all worked well.

I did find the coolermaster stuff to be rather thick(came with the Hyper 212+).
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December 29, 2012 11:01:17 PM

Best answer selected by trum_0909.
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