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What is the best CPU heatsink for me?

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February 13, 2013 11:21:14 PM


I am getting some hot temps on my i7 3770 with the stock fan so I want to upgrade to an aftermarket heatsink. I am planning to spend around $30. My case is horrible and the backside of the case does not have a hole for the backplate, I dont think that should change anything but I just want to make sure. I would have to remove the motherboard to install the backplate and heatsink right? I will provide some pictures to give you an idea of how much room I have inside. You guys have been awesome at helping me out, I thank you very much!

Edit: just fixed the heatsink retainers.

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a c 105 à CPUs
February 13, 2013 11:30:36 PM
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February 14, 2013 8:54:24 AM

what temps were you getting???

Buy the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or the Cooler Master Hyper TX3
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a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 8:57:30 AM

Hyper TX3 should be enough. You're not going to OC that CPU anyway.
a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 8:57:35 AM

+1 CM Evo 212
February 14, 2013 9:38:57 AM

spawnkiller said:
+1 CM Evo 212


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a c 105 à CPUs
February 14, 2013 9:40:30 AM

evo as i said.

February 14, 2013 9:47:36 AM

The Evo is kind of poor quality. It's cheap which is why people buy it, and it's decent under load. But it will actually slide on the CPU when it's installed.
a c 105 à CPUs
February 14, 2013 9:51:04 AM
February 14, 2013 9:52:56 AM



It's good for a budget cooler, but the fact that it doesn't even stay in place over the CPU, and won't work with a full set of high end RAM takes it down to something like a B-
a c 105 à CPUs
February 14, 2013 9:54:06 AM

theres nothing better in that price range, it can actuallly cool as good as a 60$ cooler.

thats the whole point i own the cooler, so what ur saying is non relevant. yes it blocks 1 ram slot but most coolers unless low-profile will block a ram slot.

February 14, 2013 9:59:21 AM

iceclock said:
theres nothing better in that price range, it can actuallly cool as good as a 60$ cooler.

thats the whole point i own the cooler, so what ur saying is non relevant. yes it blocks 1 ram slot but most coolers unless low-profile will block a ram slot.


Yea, that's why you bought it. It's cheap. That's what I said. In one of the sources you listed, the delta temperature is on the higher end of all the coolers listed. I'm not saying it's a bad cooler, it's just decent.
a c 105 à CPUs
February 14, 2013 4:47:06 PM

well the word cheap for me = not good quality. maybe u should use a different term. cuz its well built

a c 474 à CPUs
February 14, 2013 6:27:33 PM

zander1983 said:
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February 14, 2013 7:51:09 PM

iceclock said:
well the word cheap for me = not good quality. maybe u should use a different term. cuz its well built


The adapter brackets for AMD sockets are definitely low quality, I'm not sure how well the intel ones work though. I'm sure it cools very well but the fact that it slides around over the socket was enough to just say "nope".
February 14, 2013 8:57:58 PM

Hyper 212 or Xigmatek Gaia since you can't overclock.

Xigmatek Gaia is smaller so it'll fit in more cases but cools 1-2 degrees hotter.
February 14, 2013 10:16:32 PM



Wow! I love that you backed up the evo 212 with so many sources.
February 14, 2013 10:24:20 PM

spawnkiller said:
+1 CM Evo 212

Will the evo 212 fit in my setup? Will the ram get in the way?
a c 105 à CPUs
February 15, 2013 12:33:35 AM

yes it will fit.

a b à CPUs
February 15, 2013 12:46:12 AM

Please don't buy anything until you get physical dimensions of your case. The 212 is tall. I lost money shipping one back because it didn't fit. Size up your case and look up the name so we can be sure.
a c 105 à CPUs
February 15, 2013 1:11:05 AM

what case you have just to make shur.

a b à CPUs
February 15, 2013 8:22:05 AM

it will fit :) 
a c 105 à CPUs
February 15, 2013 1:22:28 PM

it will fit x2 :D 

February 15, 2013 5:31:09 PM

thanks guys! ordering today
February 15, 2013 5:31:25 PM

Best answer selected by greathelp.
a c 105 à CPUs
February 15, 2013 6:10:16 PM

cheers.

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