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Cooling System for i5 3570k

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December 30, 2012 5:33:51 PM

Hi all,

I am new here and kind of out of touch with DIY rigs (Reason being once i get a rig up running, i see no point in trying to melt stuff..)

My last rig had an intel e7200 OCed to 3.4ghz, idle temps were at 55C and when running SC2 at say medium settings could go up to about 80C - 95C. Reason was due to the rig being old. The rig i had is about 3 years old and was running with a 6600GT gfx card which was about 4 years old.

As you can see i never bothered to change my rig because it was running fine till the CPU couldnt take the OC anymore (Old age i figured). Running at stock settings now.

Trying to get a new rig up now and my main concern would be heat issues. My computer was in my room and when on the whole room felt like a sauna. When playing SC2, temps could hit up to 90C and once in a while it would shut down due to over heating.

Was thinking of getting an i5 3570k chip and am looking for a cooling system for it (I hate the fact that i lose games not to my incompetency but due to hardware failure... Though its my own incompetency to not change my rig and let it crawl to its last breath... Hey i'm a sentimental guy)

Not intending to OC the CPU or the GFX (Hate the heat, we'll see how it goes)

Been snooping around, people have been saying that 212 is good, any pros/cons to that?

Also just randomly asking, ASUS or Gigabyte mobo? Was using Gigabyte for years but things may have changed, key issue here is cooling!

Available coolers are below with their prices
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Antec Kuhler H20 620 Liquid Cooling System......89
Antec Kuhler H20 920 Liquid Cooling System...139
CoolerMaster X Dream i117 CPU Cooler........18
CoolerMaster Vortex 211P CPU Cooler..........35
C.Master Hyper 101 / TX3 EVO CPU Cooler...29 / 42
CoolerMaster Blizzard T2 CPU Cooler......35
CoolerMaster Hyper T4 CPU Coolor............59
C.Master Hyper 212 EVO (Turbo Edition $75)....59
CoolerMaster Hyper 412 Slim CPU Cooler....68
CoolerMaster Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler....65
CoolerMaster Gemin II M4 Cooler..........49
C.Master TPC812 Vapor Chamber CPU Cooler..109
CoolerMaster V6 / V6GT CPU Cooler.........75 / 95
CoolerMaster 120M AIO Watercooling Kit...129
Corsair H60 High-Performance Hydro Cooler...107
Corsair H80i Hydro Cooling Performance...168
Corsair H100i Hydro Cooling Performance...195
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 CPU Cooler...........109
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler...........139
Thermaltake Contac 29 BP CPU HSF.............45
Thermaltake Frio / Frio Advanced Cooler...85 / 95
Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 Direct Heat Touch...49
Xigmatek Colosseum SM126164 CPU Cooler...79
Xigmatek Prime SD1484 CPU Cooler...................75

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