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Need help picking out a Aftermarket cooler

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February 4, 2013 7:53:15 PM

Hi, I'm buying a i5 3570k.
My case (an HP case) doesn't have very good airflow..so I'm worrying about the temperatures..since ivy bridge does run very hot.

I don't plan on overclocking. Here are the things I'm looking for, small aftermarket cooler .. (The HP case isn't that big, it's a standard mid tower, 5.9 " in width).
Obviously the cooler has to be better than the stock Intel one.


Any suggestions? Also, I don't want to go so expensive (max 80$) but please try to be MUCH lower than that.
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February 5, 2013 10:35:00 PM

I like both suggestions thanks a lot.

I'm wondering actually do I need to be worrying about space with the case?

The case has poor airflow (only 1 fan at the back, and it PSU exhaust. It also has ventilation holes which seem to be outputting some air)

Do I also need to be worrying about the CPU cooler not getting enough ventilation? The vent holes are right above where the cpu socket should be.

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February 6, 2013 8:26:33 PM

CPU coolers don't really need air from the outside, it's pushing the hotter air out the back, not really moving cold air in so much. If that makes sense.
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